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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 64 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.35% 0.18% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 0.61% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -
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 Slough region.

Qualifications Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
165 163 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 28.95% 29.42% 35.73%
Number of salaries quoted 135 127 212
Average salary £52,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.35% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) ISEB
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (77.78%) V-Model
2 7 (77.78%) Waterfall
2 7 (77.78%) Logistics
2 7 (77.78%) Integration Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Test Management
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) Data Mining
2 7 (77.78%) ETL
2 7 (77.78%) Regression Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Functional Testing
2 7 (77.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (55.56%) QA
4 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
5 3 (33.33%) System Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) Mentoring

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) Data Mining
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Tester
2 4 (44.44%) Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Technical Tester
3 3 (33.33%) QA Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Senior QA Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior QA Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
4 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Tester
4 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (77.78%) V-Model
2 7 (77.78%) Waterfall
2 7 (77.78%) Functional Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Logistics
2 7 (77.78%) Integration Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Test Management
2 7 (77.78%) ETL
2 7 (77.78%) Regression Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (77.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA