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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 87 127 76
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -51
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 25 16 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.77% 0.74% 3.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.02% 1.88% 7.31%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 56
Median salary £42,500 £53,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.93% +26.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £48,500 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
498 849 998
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 35.27% 39.31% 43.15%
Number of salaries quoted 296 623 558
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £37,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
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 16 January 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 14 (46.67%) Software Testing
2 13 (43.33%) Performance Testing
3 10 (33.33%) Open Source
4 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (30.00%) Selenium
5 8 (26.67%) QA
5 8 (26.67%) Automation Testing
6 7 (23.33%) ISEB
7 5 (16.67%) LoadRunner
7 5 (16.67%) SQL
7 5 (16.67%) JMeter
8 4 (13.33%) Finance
8 4 (13.33%) Java
8 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
8 4 (13.33%) SDLC
8 4 (13.33%) Defect Management
8 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 4 (13.33%) SoapUI
9 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (10.00%) JIRA
9 3 (10.00%) Degree
9 3 (10.00%) MySQL
9 3 (10.00%) Oracle
9 3 (10.00%) SOAP
10 2 (6.67%) XML
10 2 (6.67%) Games
10 2 (6.67%) Scrum
10 2 (6.67%) Marketing

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Selenium
2 5 (16.67%) JMeter
2 5 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 4 (13.33%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.00%) JIRA
4 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.33%) Gradle
5 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.33%) Maven
5 1 (3.33%) TestNG
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Games
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Technical Leader
2 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Performance Test Leader
2 8 (26.67%) Test Leader
3 7 (23.33%) Test Analyst
4 6 (20.00%) Test Manager
5 5 (16.67%) Tester
6 4 (13.33%) Automation Tester
6 4 (13.33%) Performance Manager
6 4 (13.33%) Performance Test Manager
6 4 (13.33%) Technical Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Java Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Manual Tester
7 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) QA Manual Tester
7 2 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) SOAP
2 2 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Software Testing
2 13 (43.33%) Performance Testing
3 10 (33.33%) Open Source
4 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (26.67%) Automation Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Defect Management
6 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 4 (13.33%) SDLC
6 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.67%) Scrum
8 2 (6.67%) Test Management
8 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (3.33%) Information Management
9 1 (3.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) ISEB
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) SOASTA, Inc
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