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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 88 64 120
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +56
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 52 73 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.07% 3.24% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.01% 8.52% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 42 65 8
Average salary £37,250 £43,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.36% +16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £55,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
1038 857 737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 41.26% 38.07% 36.18%
Number of salaries quoted 653 648 631
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 86 (91.49%) ISEB
2 41 (43.62%) SC Cleared
2 41 (43.62%) Security Cleared
2 41 (43.62%) HP Quality Center
3 34 (36.17%) Software Testing
4 32 (34.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (32.98%) Test Management
5 31 (32.98%) Finance
6 25 (26.60%) Windows
6 25 (26.60%) Test Strategy
7 24 (25.53%) Selenium
7 24 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (23.40%) Test Scripting
8 22 (23.40%) QA
8 22 (23.40%) PRINCE2
8 22 (23.40%) TestDirector
9 20 (21.28%) HP
10 19 (20.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (20.21%) Integration Testing
11 18 (19.15%) Retail
11 18 (19.15%) Telecoms
12 17 (18.09%) QuickTest Pro
12 17 (18.09%) Visual Studio
12 17 (18.09%) Test Automation
13 16 (17.02%) DV Cleared
13 16 (17.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 15 (15.96%) Scrum
14 15 (15.96%) Programme Management
15 14 (14.89%) Risk Management
15 14 (14.89%) .NET

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
1 5 (5.32%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.06%) MS Project
2 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 24 (25.53%) Selenium
2 22 (23.40%) TestDirector
3 17 (18.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (18.09%) Visual Studio
4 10 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (8.51%) WinRunner
6 5 (5.32%) TestComplete
7 4 (4.26%) WebDriver
7 4 (4.26%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.19%) LoadRunner
General
1 31 (32.98%) Finance
2 18 (19.15%) Telecoms
2 18 (19.15%) Retail
3 1 (1.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (43.62%) Test Analyst
1 41 (43.62%) Analyst
2 33 (35.11%) Test Manager
3 16 (17.02%) Programme Manager
3 16 (17.02%) Programme Test Manager
4 11 (11.70%) Test Engineer
5 10 (10.64%) Tester
6 9 (9.57%) Software Test Analyst
7 8 (8.51%) Test Leader
7 8 (8.51%) Software Tester
8 6 (6.38%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Performance Test Leader
10 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (3.19%) Systems Tester
10 3 (3.19%) Consultant
10 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Test Manager
11 2 (2.13%) Junior Test Engineer
11 2 (2.13%) Junior
11 2 (2.13%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.89%) .NET
2 5 (5.32%) Web Services
3 3 (3.19%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.26%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.26%) Open Source
3 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.60%) Windows
2 19 (20.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (5.32%) Mac OS
3 5 (5.32%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.26%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.19%) Linux
6 1 (1.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (36.17%) Software Testing
2 31 (32.98%) Test Management
3 25 (26.60%) Test Strategy
4 24 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (23.40%) PRINCE2
5 22 (23.40%) Test Scripting
6 19 (20.21%) Integration Testing
7 17 (18.09%) Test Automation
8 15 (15.96%) Scrum
8 15 (15.96%) Programme Management
9 14 (14.89%) ITIL
9 14 (14.89%) Risk Management
10 13 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (13.83%) Software Distribution
11 10 (10.64%) System Testing
11 10 (10.64%) Automated Testing
12 8 (8.51%) Performance Testing
12 8 (8.51%) Automation Testing
13 7 (7.45%) V-Model
13 7 (7.45%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.89%) C#
2 11 (11.70%) SQL
3 3 (3.19%) C
4 1 (1.06%) VB
4 1 (1.06%) Java
4 1 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 86 (91.49%) ISEB
2 41 (43.62%) SC Cleared
2 41 (43.62%) Security Cleared
3 32 (34.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (17.02%) DV Cleared
4 16 (17.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 12 (12.77%) Degree
6 7 (7.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (5.32%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.40%) QA
2 5 (5.32%) GAMP
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 41 (43.62%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.26%) Netcool
2 4 (4.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.13%) Opsview
Vendors
1 20 (21.28%) HP
2 14 (14.89%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.64%) Fujitsu
4 6 (6.38%) Oracle
4 6 (6.38%) IBM
5 1 (1.06%) Citrix
5 1 (1.06%) Capita
Reading, Berkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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