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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 81 132 72
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -60
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 22 13 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.77% 0.63% 3.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.16% 1.74% 7.29%
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 59
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £47,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £58,750 £48,250
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
426 748 988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 34.22% 36.15% 41.90%
Number of salaries quoted 282 552 599
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £37,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 21 February 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 16 (43.24%) Selenium
2 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (37.84%) Open Source
4 13 (35.14%) Performance Testing
4 13 (35.14%) Software Testing
5 12 (32.43%) QA
6 11 (29.73%) ISEB
6 11 (29.73%) Automation Testing
7 9 (24.32%) Waterfall
7 9 (24.32%) WebDriver
8 7 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (18.92%) SoapUI
8 7 (18.92%) SDLC
9 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
9 6 (16.22%) Manual Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Scrum
9 6 (16.22%) SQL
10 5 (13.51%) SOAP
10 5 (13.51%) LoadRunner
10 5 (13.51%) JMeter
10 5 (13.51%) Finance
10 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
11 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
11 4 (10.81%) System Testing
11 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
11 4 (10.81%) Defect Management
11 4 (10.81%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (10.81%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (10.81%) IIS

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (10.81%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) Big Data
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Selenium
2 9 (24.32%) WebDriver
3 7 (18.92%) SoapUI
4 5 (13.51%) JMeter
4 5 (13.51%) LoadRunner
5 4 (10.81%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.41%) JIRA
7 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.70%) Gradle
7 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.70%) Maven
7 1 (2.70%) TestNG
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
1 10 (27.03%) Technical Leader
1 10 (27.03%) Test Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Performance Test Leader
2 8 (21.62%) Test Leader
3 6 (16.22%) Test Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Test Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Automation Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Test Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Java Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) QA Manual Tester
6 2 (5.41%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Software Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) SOAP
2 4 (10.81%) Web Services
3 3 (8.11%) XML
4 2 (5.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) Open Source
3 13 (35.14%) Performance Testing
3 13 (35.14%) Software Testing
4 11 (29.73%) Automation Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Waterfall
6 7 (18.92%) SDLC
7 6 (16.22%) Manual Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Scrum
7 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
8 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
8 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Defect Management
9 4 (10.81%) ETL
9 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.81%) RAD
9 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
9 4 (10.81%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (10.81%) System Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) ISEB
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) HP
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) SOASTA, Inc