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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 111 99 92
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 25 44 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.13% 1.85% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% 4.44% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 20 28 41
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -29.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
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
775 992 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 34.97% 41.80% 38.85%
Number of salaries quoted 529 632 688
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 50 (89.29%) ISEB
2 29 (51.79%) QA
3 24 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (39.29%) Software Testing
5 21 (37.50%) Finance
5 21 (37.50%) SQL
6 19 (33.93%) Degree
7 18 (32.14%) SQL Server
8 15 (26.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (26.79%) Test Automation
8 15 (26.79%) Visual Studio
8 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
8 15 (26.79%) MS Excel
9 13 (23.21%) Scrum
9 13 (23.21%) Test Scripting
9 13 (23.21%) Computer Science
10 11 (19.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (17.86%) Test Strategy
12 9 (16.07%) Selenium
13 8 (14.29%) HTTPS
13 8 (14.29%) SDLC
14 7 (12.50%) Automation Testing
14 7 (12.50%) HP
14 7 (12.50%) Test Management
14 7 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (10.71%) Windows
16 5 (8.93%) HP UFT
16 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
16 5 (8.93%) SOAP
16 5 (8.93%) SAP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 15 (26.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) SAP HR
1 2 (3.57%) SAP SD
1 2 (3.57%) SAP FI
1 2 (3.57%) SAP MM
1 2 (3.57%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (3.57%) SAP CO
1 2 (3.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) HTTPS
2 3 (5.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (26.79%) Visual Studio
1 15 (26.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (16.07%) Selenium
3 5 (8.93%) HP UFT
3 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
4 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.57%) JIRA
6 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.79%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.79%) TestPartner
6 1 (1.79%) Toad
6 1 (1.79%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.79%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.79%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Banking
2 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Billing
3 1 (1.79%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (62.50%) Analyst
2 32 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 16 (28.57%) Test Leader
4 10 (17.86%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (17.86%) Test Manager
4 10 (17.86%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (14.29%) Software Manager
5 8 (14.29%) Software Test Manager
6 6 (10.71%) Tester
7 5 (8.93%) QA Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) QA Tester
8 4 (7.14%) Quality Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Software Test Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Software Tester
9 3 (5.36%) Lead Tester
10 2 (3.57%) Junior
10 2 (3.57%) SAP Test Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) SOAP
2 4 (7.14%) HTML
2 4 (7.14%) XML
3 3 (5.36%) XSL
3 3 (5.36%) Ajax
3 3 (5.36%) REST
3 3 (5.36%) Gherkin
3 3 (5.36%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) CSS
4 1 (1.79%) Web Services
4 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (39.29%) Software Testing
3 15 (26.79%) Test Automation
4 13 (23.21%) Test Scripting
4 13 (23.21%) Scrum
5 10 (17.86%) Test Strategy
6 8 (14.29%) SDLC
7 7 (12.50%) Test Management
7 7 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Integration Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Test Planning
8 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 4 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (5.36%) API Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Web Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Load Testing
9 3 (5.36%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.36%) Python
4 2 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (1.79%) Java
5 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (89.29%) ISEB
2 19 (33.93%) Degree
3 11 (19.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.79%) APMP
7 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (51.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) HP
3 5 (8.93%) SAP
4 4 (7.14%) Capita
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle
6 2 (3.57%) Cognos
6 2 (3.57%) IBM
7 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
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