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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 58 64
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 0 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough - 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.03% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
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
157 194 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 28.34% 38.72% 30.99%
Number of salaries quoted 106 171 149
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,546 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +1.36%

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 2 July 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Logistics
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Tester
2 2 (66.67%) QA Tester
2 2 (66.67%) QA Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) QA Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior QA Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior QA Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Logistics
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA