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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 91 65 123
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +58
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 50 74 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.99% 3.23% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.92% 8.58% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 45 65 10
Average salary £37,500 £43,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.79% +14.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £59,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1017 862 707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 40.44% 37.61% 35.67%
Number of salaries quoted 628 637 603
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 89 (92.71%) ISEB
2 44 (45.83%) SC Cleared
2 44 (45.83%) Security Cleared
3 43 (44.79%) HP Quality Center
4 39 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 33 (34.38%) Test Management
6 33 (34.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 31 (32.29%) Finance
8 26 (27.08%) Windows
9 25 (26.04%) Test Strategy
9 25 (26.04%) Test Scripting
10 24 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 24 (25.00%) TestDirector
11 22 (22.92%) PRINCE2
11 22 (22.92%) QA
12 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (20.83%) HP
14 19 (19.79%) QuickTest Pro
14 19 (19.79%) Selenium
14 19 (19.79%) Integration Testing
15 18 (18.75%) DV Cleared
15 18 (18.75%) Retail
15 18 (18.75%) Telecoms
16 16 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 15 (15.63%) Programme Management
17 15 (15.63%) Test Automation
18 14 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (14.58%) Risk Management
18 14 (14.58%) ITIL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 5 (5.21%) SharePoint
1 5 (5.21%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.04%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.04%) MS Project
2 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 24 (25.00%) TestDirector
2 19 (19.79%) QuickTest Pro
2 19 (19.79%) Selenium
3 12 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 9 (9.38%) WinRunner
4 9 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.17%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.17%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.17%) TestComplete
5 4 (4.17%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 31 (32.29%) Finance
2 18 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 18 (18.75%) Retail
3 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (42.71%) Test Analyst
1 41 (42.71%) Analyst
2 33 (34.38%) Test Manager
3 16 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 16 (16.67%) Programme Test Manager
4 14 (14.58%) Test Engineer
5 11 (11.46%) Software Test Analyst
6 10 (10.42%) Test Leader
6 10 (10.42%) Tester
7 9 (9.38%) Software Test Engineer
7 9 (9.38%) Software Engineer
8 8 (8.33%) Software Tester
9 6 (6.25%) Performance Test Leader
10 3 (3.13%) Systems Tester
10 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (3.13%) Consultant
10 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Test Manager
11 2 (2.08%) Junior Test Engineer
11 2 (2.08%) Junior
11 2 (2.08%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.38%) .NET
2 4 (4.17%) Web Services
3 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.17%) Open Source
3 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.08%) Windows
2 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (4.17%) Mac OS
3 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.17%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.13%) Linux
5 1 (1.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 33 (34.38%) Test Management
4 25 (26.04%) Test Scripting
4 25 (26.04%) Test Strategy
5 24 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (22.92%) PRINCE2
7 19 (19.79%) Integration Testing
8 15 (15.63%) Programme Management
8 15 (15.63%) Test Automation
9 14 (14.58%) Software Distribution
9 14 (14.58%) ITIL
9 14 (14.58%) Risk Management
10 13 (13.54%) Scrum
11 10 (10.42%) V-Model
11 10 (10.42%) Performance Testing
11 10 (10.42%) System Testing
12 9 (9.38%) Automated Testing
13 8 (8.33%) Automation Testing
13 8 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.46%) SQL
2 9 (9.38%) C#
3 3 (3.13%) C
4 2 (2.08%) Java
5 1 (1.04%) Perl
5 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (92.71%) ISEB
2 44 (45.83%) SC Cleared
2 44 (45.83%) Security Cleared
3 33 (34.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (18.75%) DV Cleared
5 16 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 11 (11.46%) Degree
7 7 (7.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (5.21%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.92%) QA
2 8 (8.33%) GAMP
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 43 (44.79%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.17%) Netcool
2 4 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.08%) Opsview
Vendors
1 20 (20.83%) HP
2 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.46%) Fujitsu
4 6 (6.25%) Oracle
4 6 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (1.04%) Citrix
5 1 (1.04%) Capita
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