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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 116 122 112
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 20 29 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.06% 1.21% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.92% 3.05% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 8 27 28
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £45,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
686 952 911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 36.39% 39.85% 37.60%
Number of salaries quoted 534 568 671
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,579 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,145
% change year-on-year
- +5.86%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (50.00%) Finance
2 17 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 16 (47.06%) Test Strategy
4 15 (44.12%) Telecoms
4 15 (44.12%) Banking
4 15 (44.12%) Software Testing
5 14 (41.18%) QA
6 13 (38.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 13 (38.24%) Logistics
6 13 (38.24%) Retail
6 13 (38.24%) Games
7 12 (35.29%) ISEB
8 11 (32.35%) Project Management
8 11 (32.35%) Business Development
8 11 (32.35%) Test Management
8 11 (32.35%) Coaching
9 9 (26.47%) Kanban
9 9 (26.47%) Test Automation
9 9 (26.47%) Scrum
10 8 (23.53%) SQL
11 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
11 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
11 6 (17.65%) SDLC
12 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
12 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (14.71%) SAP
12 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
12 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (14.71%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.94%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.94%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.94%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (11.76%) Selenium
4 1 (2.94%) Hudson
4 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (50.00%) Finance
2 15 (44.12%) Banking
2 15 (44.12%) Telecoms
3 13 (38.24%) Games
3 13 (38.24%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Test Manager
2 7 (20.59%) Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Test Leader
6 3 (8.82%) Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Coordinator
6 3 (8.82%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) SAP Manager
6 3 (8.82%) SAP Test Coordinator
6 3 (8.82%) SAP Test Manager
6 3 (8.82%) SAP Testing Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Financial Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Service Management Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Test Coordinator
6 3 (8.82%) Testing Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.94%) Replication
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 16 (47.06%) Test Strategy
4 15 (44.12%) Software Testing
5 13 (38.24%) Logistics
6 11 (32.35%) Business Development
6 11 (32.35%) Coaching
6 11 (32.35%) Project Management
6 11 (32.35%) Test Management
7 9 (26.47%) Kanban
7 9 (26.47%) Scrum
7 9 (26.47%) Test Automation
8 6 (17.65%) SDLC
9 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (11.76%) Automation Testing
10 4 (11.76%) Defect Management
10 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
11 3 (8.82%) SAP Implementation
11 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (8.82%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 12 (35.29%) ISEB
3 5 (14.71%) Degree
4 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (41.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) SAP
3 2 (5.88%) Borland
4 1 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
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