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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 112 87 67
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -20
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 27 52 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.22% 2.09% 3.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.44% 5.06% 8.52%
Number of salaries quoted 23 42 65
Average salary £50,000 £37,250 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.22% -14.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,250 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
786 1028 857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 35.60% 41.38% 38.11%
Number of salaries quoted 557 649 648
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 40 (75.47%) ISEB
2 27 (50.94%) QA
3 22 (41.51%) SQL
3 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (37.74%) Finance
5 19 (35.85%) Software Testing
6 15 (28.30%) Test Scripting
7 14 (26.42%) Test Automation
7 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
8 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
8 13 (24.53%) Degree
9 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
10 11 (20.75%) Visual Studio
10 11 (20.75%) Scrum
10 11 (20.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (20.75%) Selenium
10 11 (20.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (18.87%) SDLC
12 9 (16.98%) Test Strategy
13 8 (15.09%) Computer Science
13 8 (15.09%) HP UFT
13 8 (15.09%) SAP
13 8 (15.09%) HP
14 7 (13.21%) Windows
14 7 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (11.32%) SoapUI
15 6 (11.32%) Test Management
15 6 (11.32%) Oracle
16 5 (9.43%) XML
16 5 (9.43%) SOAP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) SAP HR
1 2 (3.77%) SAP SD
1 2 (3.77%) SAP FI
1 2 (3.77%) SAP MM
1 2 (3.77%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (3.77%) SAP CO
1 2 (3.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) HTTPS
2 3 (5.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Visual Studio
1 11 (20.75%) Selenium
1 11 (20.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (15.09%) HP UFT
3 6 (11.32%) SoapUI
4 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.66%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.77%) JMeter
6 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.77%) JIRA
6 2 (3.77%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.89%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.89%) TestPartner
7 1 (1.89%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.89%) Toad
General
1 20 (37.74%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.66%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Automotive
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (54.72%) Analyst
2 26 (49.06%) Test Analyst
3 15 (28.30%) Test Leader
4 8 (15.09%) Test Manager
5 7 (13.21%) Tester
5 7 (13.21%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (13.21%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (13.21%) Software Manager
5 7 (13.21%) Software Test Manager
6 5 (9.43%) QA Tester
7 4 (7.55%) QA Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Junior
8 2 (3.77%) Performance Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Senior QA Tester
8 2 (3.77%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Junior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Customer Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) SAP Tester
8 2 (3.77%) SAP Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) SOAP
1 5 (9.43%) XML
2 4 (7.55%) Web Services
2 4 (7.55%) HTML
2 4 (7.55%) .NET
2 4 (7.55%) Gherkin
3 3 (5.66%) REST
3 3 (5.66%) CSS
3 3 (5.66%) XSL
3 3 (5.66%) Ajax
4 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.89%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.89%) DTV
4 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) UNIX
3 2 (3.77%) Mac OS
3 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.85%) Software Testing
3 15 (28.30%) Test Scripting
4 14 (26.42%) Test Automation
5 11 (20.75%) Scrum
6 10 (18.87%) SDLC
7 9 (16.98%) Test Strategy
8 6 (11.32%) Test Management
9 5 (9.43%) Integration Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Automated Testing
10 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
10 4 (7.55%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (7.55%) Automation Testing
11 3 (5.66%) BDD
11 3 (5.66%) Test Planning
11 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
11 3 (5.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 3 (5.66%) API Testing
11 3 (5.66%) Load Testing
11 3 (5.66%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) C#
2 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.66%) Python
4 1 (1.89%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (75.47%) ISEB
2 13 (24.53%) Degree
3 11 (20.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (50.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.09%) HP
2 8 (15.09%) SAP
3 6 (11.32%) Oracle
4 3 (5.66%) Citrix
4 3 (5.66%) Capita
5 2 (3.77%) Cognos
5 2 (3.77%) IBM
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