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

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 49 60 59
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.26% 0.80% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 3.31% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 4
Median salary £24,500 £45,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-45.55% +11.11%
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 Slough region.

Qualifications Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
103 151 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 27.18% 24.12% 36.40%
Number of salaries quoted 93 121 159
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,300 £29,950
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £64,550 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 Slough region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 8 (88.89%) HP
1 8 (88.89%) ISEB
1 8 (88.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 8 (88.89%) Defect Management
2 7 (77.78%) Test Planning
2 7 (77.78%) Diameter Protocol
2 7 (77.78%) tcpdump
2 7 (77.78%) 4G
2 7 (77.78%) LTE
2 7 (77.78%) 3G
2 7 (77.78%) SS7
2 7 (77.78%) ISUP
2 7 (77.78%) SCCP
2 7 (77.78%) GSM
2 7 (77.78%) UMTS
2 7 (77.78%) 2G
2 7 (77.78%) Wireshark
2 7 (77.78%) SIGTRAN
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) QA
4 1 (11.11%) User Experience
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) 2G
1 7 (77.78%) 3G
1 7 (77.78%) 4G
1 7 (77.78%) Diameter Protocol
1 7 (77.78%) GSM
1 7 (77.78%) ISUP
1 7 (77.78%) LTE
1 7 (77.78%) SCCP
1 7 (77.78%) SIGTRAN
1 7 (77.78%) SS7
1 7 (77.78%) tcpdump
1 7 (77.78%) UMTS
1 7 (77.78%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Network Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Functional Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Junior
2 1 (11.11%) Junior Manual Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Junior QA Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Junior Software Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Junior Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
2 1 (11.11%) QA Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) QA Manual Tester
2 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Software QA Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Ajax
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) CSS3
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Defect Management
2 7 (77.78%) Test Planning
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) ISEB
1 8 (88.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) HP