The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 117 129 114
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 26 15 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.02% 0.69% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 1.96% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 12
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% -15.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,800 £29,350
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £35,000 £49,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
932 766 816
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 36.72% 35.43% 34.24%
Number of salaries quoted 664 542 744
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
Berkshire

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 16 April 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 31 (88.57%) ISEB
2 16 (45.71%) Selenium
3 12 (34.29%) C#
4 11 (31.43%) .NET
4 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (31.43%) Degree
4 11 (31.43%) Test Management
4 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
4 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
5 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 9 (25.71%) QA
6 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
6 9 (25.71%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (25.71%) Visual Studio
6 9 (25.71%) Windows
7 8 (22.86%) Integration Testing
8 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 7 (20.00%) Scrum
9 6 (17.14%) Finance
9 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (17.14%) TestDirector
9 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
10 5 (14.29%) HTML
10 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 5 (14.29%) TestComplete

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (45.71%) Selenium
2 9 (25.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (25.71%) Visual Studio
3 6 (17.14%) TestDirector
4 5 (14.29%) TestComplete
5 4 (11.43%) QAComplete
6 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.86%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.86%) WinRunner
7 1 (2.86%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Retail
3 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Analyst
1 16 (45.71%) Test Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Test Manager
3 7 (20.00%) Tester
4 4 (11.43%) Programme Test Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Software Tester
4 4 (11.43%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Web Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.86%) Junior
6 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (31.43%) .NET
2 5 (14.29%) HTML
3 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.86%) Open Source
1 1 (2.86%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.71%) Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Test Management
2 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Integration Testing
5 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (20.00%) Scrum
6 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.43%) BDD
7 4 (11.43%) Programme Management
7 4 (11.43%) Change Management
7 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
7 4 (11.43%) ITIL
8 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.71%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) C#
2 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.57%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (88.57%) ISEB
2 11 (31.43%) Degree
2 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
2 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) DV Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Fujitsu
3 2 (5.71%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) Meridio