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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 73 125 129
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 68 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.88% 0.43% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.92% 1.14% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 54 7 5
Average salary £43,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.30% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £32,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £46,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
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
982 876 625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 41.61% 38.05% 32.12%
Number of salaries quoted 570 606 500
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £65,000
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 29 January 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 126 (95.45%) ISEB
2 58 (43.94%) HP Quality Center
3 53 (40.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 45 (34.09%) Finance
5 41 (31.06%) Test Management
6 36 (27.27%) HP
7 35 (26.52%) Test Strategy
8 32 (24.24%) QuickTest Pro
9 30 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
10 29 (21.97%) Test Scripting
10 29 (21.97%) Software Testing
11 28 (21.21%) Test Planning
12 24 (18.18%) Test Automation
13 23 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (17.42%) Selenium
14 22 (16.67%) Degree
15 21 (15.91%) Performance Testing
15 21 (15.91%) SQL
16 19 (14.39%) Security Cleared
17 17 (12.88%) Windows
17 17 (12.88%) MS Excel
17 17 (12.88%) Stakeholder Management
18 16 (12.12%) QA
18 16 (12.12%) Cucumber
18 16 (12.12%) Mentoring
19 15 (11.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 15 (11.36%) TestDirector
20 14 (10.61%) LoadRunner
20 14 (10.61%) PRINCE2
21 13 (9.85%) V-Model

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 6 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (12.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.52%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.27%) LAN
2 3 (2.27%) HTTP
2 3 (2.27%) WAN
2 3 (2.27%) DNS
3 1 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.76%) GGSN
3 1 (0.76%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.76%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.76%) SMS
3 1 (0.76%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.76%) VoIP
3 1 (0.76%) RTCP
3 1 (0.76%) RTP
3 1 (0.76%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 32 (24.24%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (17.42%) Selenium
3 16 (12.12%) Cucumber
4 15 (11.36%) TestDirector
5 14 (10.61%) LoadRunner
6 12 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (9.09%) WinRunner
7 11 (8.33%) Visual Studio
8 9 (6.82%) Rational Performance Tester
9 5 (3.79%) JIRA
10 3 (2.27%) MSTest
10 3 (2.27%) Bugzilla
11 2 (1.52%) ClearQuest
12 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 45 (34.09%) Finance
2 6 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.79%) Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 76 (57.58%) Analyst
1 76 (57.58%) Test Analyst
2 35 (26.52%) Test Manager
3 17 (12.88%) Tester
4 16 (12.12%) Software Test Analyst
5 14 (10.61%) Senior Analyst
5 14 (10.61%) Senior Test Analyst
6 13 (9.85%) Test Leader
7 11 (8.33%) Test Engineer
8 10 (7.58%) Software Test Engineer
8 10 (7.58%) Software Engineer
9 9 (6.82%) Lead Test Analyst
10 8 (6.06%) Senior Tester
10 8 (6.06%) Software Tester
11 7 (5.30%) Performance Test Manager
11 7 (5.30%) Performance Manager
12 6 (4.55%) Infrastructure Tester
13 4 (3.03%) Programme Manager
13 4 (3.03%) QA Analyst
13 4 (3.03%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.82%) Middleware
2 2 (1.52%) .NET
3 1 (0.76%) XMPP
3 1 (0.76%) SOAP
3 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.55%) Clustering
5 3 (2.27%) Open Source
6 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.88%) Windows
2 9 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (4.55%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.76%) UNIX
5 1 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (31.06%) Test Management
2 35 (26.52%) Test Strategy
3 29 (21.97%) Test Scripting
3 29 (21.97%) Software Testing
4 28 (21.21%) Test Planning
5 24 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 23 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (15.91%) Performance Testing
8 17 (12.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (12.12%) Mentoring
10 14 (10.61%) PRINCE2
11 13 (9.85%) V-Model
11 13 (9.85%) Line Management
12 11 (8.33%) Change Management
12 11 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (7.58%) Manual Testing
13 10 (7.58%) Automation Testing
14 9 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (6.82%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.91%) SQL
2 2 (1.52%) C#
3 1 (0.76%) Java
3 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 126 (95.45%) ISEB
2 53 (40.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 22 (16.67%) Degree
4 19 (14.39%) Security Cleared
5 15 (11.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 11 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 9 (6.82%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (3.03%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.52%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.12%) QA
2 10 (7.58%) GAMP
System Software
1 3 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 58 (43.94%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (4.55%) Netcool
2 6 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 36 (27.27%) HP
2 12 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.33%) IBM
4 6 (4.55%) McAfee
4 6 (4.55%) Veritas
4 6 (4.55%) Citrix
5 4 (3.03%) Fujitsu
6 3 (2.27%) Capita
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle
8 1 (0.76%) Panasonic
8 1 (0.76%) Twitter
8 1 (0.76%) Mitel
8 1 (0.76%) Empirix
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
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