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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 122 109 123
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 29 34 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.20% 1.41% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.04% 3.79% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 27 27 1
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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
955 897 754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 39.68% 37.25% 35.40%
Number of salaries quoted 562 660 551
Average salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,579 £30,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 May 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 94 (95.92%) ISEB
2 37 (37.76%) Finance
3 34 (34.69%) HP Quality Center
4 32 (32.65%) Degree
5 30 (30.61%) QA
6 28 (28.57%) HP
7 27 (27.55%) SQL
8 26 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (25.51%) Test Automation
9 25 (25.51%) Test Strategy
9 25 (25.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 23 (23.47%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (23.47%) MS Excel
11 22 (22.45%) Test Management
12 21 (21.43%) Software Testing
12 21 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (20.41%) Microsoft
13 20 (20.41%) Visual Studio
14 18 (18.37%) SQL Server
14 18 (18.37%) Test Planning
15 16 (16.33%) Computer Science
15 16 (16.33%) Selenium
16 15 (15.31%) QuickTest Pro
17 13 (13.27%) Scrum
17 13 (13.27%) IBM
17 13 (13.27%) Mentoring
18 12 (12.24%) LoadRunner
19 11 (11.22%) Test Scripting
19 11 (11.22%) Performance Testing
19 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.06%) SharePoint Server
1 3 (3.06%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (23.47%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.06%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.18%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.04%) LAN
2 2 (2.04%) WAN
2 2 (2.04%) HTTP
2 2 (2.04%) DNS
3 1 (1.02%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.02%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (1.02%) GGSN
3 1 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) SMS
3 1 (1.02%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.02%) VoIP
3 1 (1.02%) RTCP
3 1 (1.02%) RTP
3 1 (1.02%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (20.41%) Visual Studio
3 16 (16.33%) Selenium
4 15 (15.31%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (12.24%) LoadRunner
6 10 (10.20%) Cucumber
6 10 (10.20%) Rational Performance Tester
7 7 (7.14%) TestDirector
8 5 (5.10%) WinRunner
9 3 (3.06%) JIRA
10 2 (2.04%) Bugzilla
10 2 (2.04%) MSTest
10 2 (2.04%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.02%) eggPlant
11 1 (1.02%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.02%) TestPartner
11 1 (1.02%) TestComplete
11 1 (1.02%) Toad
11 1 (1.02%) ClearQuest
General
1 37 (37.76%) Finance
2 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 64 (65.31%) Analyst
2 61 (62.24%) Test Analyst
3 25 (25.51%) Test Manager
4 20 (20.41%) Senior Test Analyst
4 20 (20.41%) Senior Analyst
5 17 (17.35%) Test Leader
6 13 (13.27%) Lead Test Analyst
7 10 (10.20%) Software Test Analyst
7 10 (10.20%) Tester
8 9 (9.18%) QA Analyst
9 8 (8.16%) Senior Software Test Analyst
9 8 (8.16%) Performance Manager
9 8 (8.16%) Performance Test Manager
10 7 (7.14%) Quality Analyst
11 6 (6.12%) QA Test Analyst
11 6 (6.12%) Senior Tester
12 5 (5.10%) Software Tester
12 5 (5.10%) Lead Tester
13 4 (4.08%) Software Test Manager
13 4 (4.08%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) Middleware
2 4 (4.08%) .NET
3 2 (2.04%) SOAP
4 1 (1.02%) XMPP
4 1 (1.02%) Web Services
4 1 (1.02%) XML
4 1 (1.02%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.47%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (16.33%) Computer Science
3 9 (9.18%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.06%) Clustering
5 2 (2.04%) Open Source
6 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.20%) Windows
2 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.06%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.04%) UNIX
4 2 (2.04%) Linux
4 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.02%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (25.51%) Test Automation
2 25 (25.51%) Test Strategy
3 22 (22.45%) Test Management
4 21 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 18 (18.37%) Test Planning
6 13 (13.27%) Scrum
6 13 (13.27%) Mentoring
7 11 (11.22%) Test Scripting
7 11 (11.22%) Performance Testing
7 11 (11.22%) Automation Testing
8 10 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (10.20%) Knowledge Management
8 10 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (9.18%) PRINCE2
9 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (7.14%) Line Management
10 7 (7.14%) Change Management
11 5 (5.10%) Automated Testing
11 5 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.55%) SQL
2 3 (3.06%) C#
3 1 (1.02%) Java
3 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 94 (95.92%) ISEB
2 32 (32.65%) Degree
3 25 (25.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
5 8 (8.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (5.10%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.08%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (3.06%) APMP
9 2 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (30.61%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 34 (34.69%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.06%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (3.06%) Netcool
2 3 (3.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.02%) Iperf
Vendors
1 28 (28.57%) HP
2 20 (20.41%) Microsoft
3 13 (13.27%) IBM
4 3 (3.06%) Capita
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle
4 3 (3.06%) McAfee
4 3 (3.06%) Veritas
4 3 (3.06%) Citrix
5 1 (1.02%) Panasonic
5 1 (1.02%) Twitter
5 1 (1.02%) Mitel
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco
5 1 (1.02%) Empirix
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
Reading, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago