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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 97 114 95
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 19 35 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.17% 1.43% 2.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 3.72% 5.09%
Number of salaries quoted 7 32 44
Median salary £43,500 £52,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £37,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,100 £55,000 £54,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,250 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -0.68%
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
550 942 1120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 33.91% 38.50% 42.25%
Number of salaries quoted 346 690 587
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +14.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £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 3 December 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 13 (59.09%) Software Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Performance Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Open Source
3 6 (27.27%) QA
4 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
4 4 (18.18%) JMeter
4 4 (18.18%) Java
4 4 (18.18%) ISEB
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Selenium
4 4 (18.18%) SDLC
4 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (13.64%) Degree
5 3 (13.64%) JIRA
5 3 (13.64%) Finance
5 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 2 (9.09%) Games
6 2 (9.09%) Marketing
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.55%) Wireframes
7 1 (4.55%) User Experience
7 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
7 1 (4.55%) Black-Box Testing

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 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) JMeter
1 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
1 4 (18.18%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Games
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Technical Leader
2 9 (40.91%) Test Leader
3 8 (36.36%) Performance Test Leader
4 5 (22.73%) Tester
5 4 (18.18%) Automation Tester
5 4 (18.18%) Performance Manager
5 4 (18.18%) Performance Test Manager
5 4 (18.18%) Technical Manager
5 4 (18.18%) Test Manager
6 3 (13.64%) Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Manual Tester
7 2 (9.09%) QA Manual Tester
7 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
7 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
7 2 (9.09%) Technical Team Leader
7 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Software Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Open Source
2 10 (45.45%) Performance Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
3 4 (18.18%) SDLC
4 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.55%) DevOps
6 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.55%) QA Automation
6 1 (4.55%) System Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
6 1 (4.55%) V-Model
6 1 (4.55%) Web Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center