The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 58 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.81% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% - -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Average salary £40,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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 Slough region.

Qualifications Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
184 195 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 37.32% 32.02% 36.20%
Number of salaries quoted 161 150 189
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £24,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Slough region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Slough

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Slough region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Slough

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
4 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
4 4 (57.14%) JIRA
4 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
5 3 (42.86%) Capybara
5 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 3 (42.86%) Scrum
6 2 (28.57%) .NET
6 2 (28.57%) OO
6 2 (28.57%) C#
6 2 (28.57%) Java
6 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 2 (28.57%) Subversion
6 2 (28.57%) Ruby
6 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 2 (28.57%) SaaS
7 1 (14.29%) Open Source
7 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 1 (14.29%) EPoS
7 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
3 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (42.86%) Capybara
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) EPoS
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft