The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 87 93 120
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +27
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 61 51 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.34% 2.11% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.79% 5.95% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 54 45 10
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +25.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,000 £32,450
10% offered a salary of more than £59,850 £59,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
ISTQB
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1054 857 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 40.48% 35.50% 36.03%
Number of salaries quoted 599 613 615
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Reading region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Reading

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Reading region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 95 (92.23%) ISEB
2 48 (46.60%) HP Quality Center
3 41 (39.81%) Security Cleared
4 39 (37.86%) SC Cleared
4 39 (37.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 37 (35.92%) Test Management
5 37 (35.92%) Software Testing
6 35 (33.98%) Finance
7 32 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (30.10%) Test Scripting
9 30 (29.13%) Windows
10 27 (26.21%) TestDirector
11 23 (22.33%) QuickTest Pro
12 22 (21.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (20.39%) Test Strategy
14 19 (18.45%) DV Cleared
14 19 (18.45%) QA
14 19 (18.45%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (18.45%) Telecoms
15 18 (17.48%) Selenium
15 18 (17.48%) PRINCE2
16 17 (16.50%) HP
17 16 (15.53%) Performance Testing
17 16 (15.53%) Integration Testing
17 16 (15.53%) Retail
18 15 (14.56%) Software Distribution
19 13 (12.62%) V-Model
19 13 (12.62%) Test Automation
19 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
20 12 (11.65%) Automated Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.83%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.97%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) MS Project
2 1 (0.97%) MS Office
2 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.94%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.91%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 27 (26.21%) TestDirector
2 23 (22.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 18 (17.48%) Selenium
4 12 (11.65%) WinRunner
5 8 (7.77%) Visual Studio
5 8 (7.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (5.83%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.88%) TestComplete
7 4 (3.88%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.91%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.97%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.97%) JIRA
9 1 (0.97%) Subversion
General
1 35 (33.98%) Finance
2 19 (18.45%) Telecoms
3 16 (15.53%) Retail
4 3 (2.91%) Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (40.78%) Analyst
1 42 (40.78%) Test Analyst
2 32 (31.07%) Test Manager
3 16 (15.53%) Test Engineer
4 15 (14.56%) Software Test Analyst
4 15 (14.56%) Tester
5 14 (13.59%) Programme Manager
6 13 (12.62%) Programme Test Manager
6 13 (12.62%) Test Leader
7 12 (11.65%) Software Test Engineer
7 12 (11.65%) Software Engineer
8 10 (9.71%) Software Tester
9 8 (7.77%) Performance Test Leader
10 4 (3.88%) Consultant
11 3 (2.91%) Systems Tester
12 2 (1.94%) Junior
12 2 (1.94%) Senior Analyst
12 2 (1.94%) Infrastructure Tester
12 2 (1.94%) Performance Tester
12 2 (1.94%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.83%) .NET
2 5 (4.85%) Web Services
3 2 (1.94%) SOAP
4 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.85%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.88%) Open Source
4 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.13%) Windows
2 22 (21.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (4.85%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.85%) Mac OS
3 5 (4.85%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.94%) Linux
5 1 (0.97%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (35.92%) Test Management
1 37 (35.92%) Software Testing
2 32 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (30.10%) Test Scripting
4 21 (20.39%) Test Strategy
5 19 (18.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (17.48%) PRINCE2
7 16 (15.53%) Performance Testing
7 16 (15.53%) Integration Testing
8 15 (14.56%) Software Distribution
9 13 (12.62%) V-Model
9 13 (12.62%) Test Automation
10 12 (11.65%) Automated Testing
11 10 (9.71%) Test Planning
11 10 (9.71%) Programme Management
12 9 (8.74%) ITIL
12 9 (8.74%) Risk Management
12 9 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (8.74%) Scrum
13 8 (7.77%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.65%) SQL
2 6 (5.83%) C#
3 2 (1.94%) Java
4 1 (0.97%) C
4 1 (0.97%) Perl
4 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 95 (92.23%) ISEB
2 41 (39.81%) Security Cleared
3 39 (37.86%) SC Cleared
3 39 (37.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (18.45%) DV Cleared
5 12 (11.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 11 (10.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (7.77%) Degree
8 5 (4.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.45%) QA
2 11 (10.68%) GAMP
System Software
1 4 (3.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 48 (46.60%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.85%) Netcool
2 5 (4.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.97%) Opsview
Vendors
1 17 (16.50%) HP
2 11 (10.68%) Fujitsu
3 9 (8.74%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.80%) Oracle
5 4 (3.88%) IBM
6 3 (2.91%) Citrix
7 2 (1.94%) Veritas
7 2 (1.94%) McAfee
8 1 (0.97%) Capita
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