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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 126 73 137
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +64
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 74 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.62% 3.08% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.71% 7.53% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7 59 7
Average salary £50,000 £43,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.27% +32.30%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
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
759 983 865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 36.11% 40.89% 38.04%
Number of salaries quoted 543 593 599
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 10 February 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 37 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (51.85%) QA
2 28 (51.85%) Test Automation
3 27 (50.00%) SQL
3 27 (50.00%) ISEB
4 21 (38.89%) SQL Server
5 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
5 20 (37.04%) Scrum
6 18 (33.33%) Finance
6 18 (33.33%) Visual Studio
6 18 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (31.48%) Degree
7 17 (31.48%) Software Testing
8 16 (29.63%) Computer Science
8 16 (29.63%) Mentoring
9 13 (24.07%) Selenium
9 13 (24.07%) Test Management
10 12 (22.22%) Test Strategy
10 12 (22.22%) Oracle
11 11 (20.37%) HP UFT
12 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
12 10 (18.52%) Defect Management
13 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (16.67%) Telecoms
14 8 (14.81%) Banking
14 8 (14.81%) Web Services
14 8 (14.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 8 (14.81%) Test Scripting
15 7 (12.96%) Performance Testing
15 7 (12.96%) Business Development

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 18 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 13 (24.07%) Selenium
3 11 (20.37%) HP UFT
4 7 (12.96%) LoadRunner
5 6 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 6 (11.11%) TestComplete
6 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
6 5 (9.26%) JMeter
7 2 (3.70%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.85%) FitNesse
General
1 18 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 8 (14.81%) Banking
4 7 (12.96%) Games
4 7 (12.96%) Retail
5 4 (7.41%) Automotive
6 1 (1.85%) Electronics
6 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Test Leader
2 18 (33.33%) Analyst
2 18 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 16 (29.63%) Test Manager
4 8 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (14.81%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) Performance Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Performance Test Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Performance Test Leader
5 6 (11.11%) Senior Performance Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Financial Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Senior Financial Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Service Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Tester
9 2 (3.70%) QA Manager
9 2 (3.70%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Service Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) Web Services
2 4 (7.41%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.70%) .NET
3 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.85%) XML
4 1 (1.85%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.63%) Computer Science
2 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 6 (11.11%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Unix
2 3 (5.56%) Windows
3 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.70%) Mac OS
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (51.85%) Test Automation
3 20 (37.04%) Scrum
4 17 (31.48%) Software Testing
5 16 (29.63%) Mentoring
6 13 (24.07%) Test Management
7 12 (22.22%) Test Strategy
8 10 (18.52%) Defect Management
9 8 (14.81%) Test Scripting
10 7 (12.96%) Business Development
10 7 (12.96%) Coaching
10 7 (12.96%) Logistics
10 7 (12.96%) Performance Testing
10 7 (12.96%) Project Management
11 6 (11.11%) Automated Testing
11 6 (11.11%) Change Management
11 6 (11.11%) Demand Management
11 6 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (11.11%) Requirements Management
11 6 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (50.00%) ISEB
2 17 (31.48%) Degree
3 8 (14.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (51.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.22%) Oracle
3 7 (12.96%) Citrix
3 7 (12.96%) HP
3 7 (12.96%) SAP
4 6 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (1.85%) Borland
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