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

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 121 110 94
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 33 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.30% 1.48% 2.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 4.30% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4 29 48
Median salary £43,500 £48,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% +28.00%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
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
583 767 986
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 35.21% 34.43% 39.90%
Number of salaries quoted 421 580 606
Median salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,900 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 13 (61.90%) QA
2 11 (52.38%) Finance
3 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Telecoms
4 9 (42.86%) Mentoring
5 8 (38.10%) Games
5 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (38.10%) Banking
5 8 (38.10%) Retail
5 8 (38.10%) Logistics
5 8 (38.10%) Selenium
5 8 (38.10%) SQL
5 8 (38.10%) ISEB
6 7 (33.33%) Java
6 7 (33.33%) SDLC
6 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 6 (28.57%) C#
8 5 (23.81%) HTML
8 5 (23.81%) HP UFT
8 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Ranorex
9 4 (19.05%) eggPlant
9 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
9 4 (19.05%) DevOps
9 4 (19.05%) RSpec
9 4 (19.05%) JBehave
9 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
9 4 (19.05%) BDD
9 4 (19.05%) Rational Functional Tester
9 4 (19.05%) Git (software)

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) HP UFT
3 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
3 4 (19.05%) eggPlant
3 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
3 4 (19.05%) JBehave
3 4 (19.05%) Ranorex
3 4 (19.05%) Rational Functional Tester
3 4 (19.05%) RSpec
3 4 (19.05%) Subversion
4 3 (14.29%) JIRA
5 2 (9.52%) JMeter
5 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
5 2 (9.52%) SilkPerformer
5 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 8 (38.10%) Games
3 8 (38.10%) Retail
4 2 (9.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 3 (14.29%) SAP Manager
3 3 (14.29%) SAP Test Coordinator
3 3 (14.29%) SAP Test Manager
3 3 (14.29%) SAP Testing Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Test Coordinator
3 3 (14.29%) Testing Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Test Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) QA Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) HTML
2 4 (19.05%) Ajax
2 4 (19.05%) CSS
2 4 (19.05%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Mentoring
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Logistics
4 7 (33.33%) SDLC
4 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
6 4 (19.05%) API Testing
6 4 (19.05%) BDD
6 4 (19.05%) Coaching
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (19.05%) DevOps
6 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
6 4 (19.05%) OOP
6 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Scrum
6 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (14.29%) ERP
7 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) ISEB
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (61.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) HP
1 4 (19.05%) IBM
1 4 (19.05%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Rally