The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
South East / Berkshire
Rank 176 205 196
Rank change year-on-year +29 -9  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 8 14 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.24% 0.28% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.87% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 16
Median salary £40,000 £43,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.57% -2.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £39,500 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £76,250 £48,125
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% -  

ISTQB Foundation Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 944 1618 2021
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.31% 32.73% 37.47%
Number of salaries quoted 685 1258 1353
Median salary £49,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Berkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Berkshire.

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Berkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Berkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury - 5 £40,000 - 1
Bracknell +11 2 £52,500 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 18 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (66.67%) ISEB
4 11 (61.11%) HTML
4 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
4 11 (61.11%) Selenium
5 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (50.00%) Scrum
5 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (50.00%) CSS
5 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (44.44%) SQL
6 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
7 7 (38.89%) Mobile App
7 7 (38.89%) SoapUI
7 7 (38.89%) Automation Testing
7 7 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (38.89%) C#
8 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
8 6 (33.33%) Finance
8 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 6 (33.33%) Degree
9 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (27.78%) TestComplete
9 5 (27.78%) QA
9 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (27.78%) Bash Shell
9 5 (27.78%) Process Improvement
9 5 (27.78%) TDD
9 5 (27.78%) Perl

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Selenium
2 7 (38.89%) SoapUI
2 7 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 5 (27.78%) TestComplete
5 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 4 (22.22%) Subversion
6 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 3 (16.67%) JIRA
6 3 (16.67%) JMeter
7 2 (11.11%) Hudson
7 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
7 2 (11.11%) JUnit
7 2 (11.11%) Mercurial
7 2 (11.11%) TestNG
8 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
8 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Electronics
2 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 4 (22.22%) Marketing
2 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
1 8 (44.44%) Developer in Test
2 6 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 6 (33.33%) Tester
3 5 (27.78%) Test Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Automation Tester
5 3 (16.67%) Junior
5 3 (16.67%) Junior Manual Tester
5 3 (16.67%) Junior QA Tester
5 3 (16.67%) Junior Software Tester
5 3 (16.67%) Junior Tester
5 3 (16.67%) Manual Tester
5 3 (16.67%) QA Manual Tester
5 3 (16.67%) QA Tester
5 3 (16.67%) Software QA Tester
5 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) HTML
2 9 (50.00%) CSS
3 4 (22.22%) HTML5
4 2 (11.11%) Ajax
4 2 (11.11%) CSS3
4 2 (11.11%) jQuery
4 2 (11.11%) JSON
4 2 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (11.11%) XHTML
4 2 (11.11%) XML
4 2 (11.11%) XSLT
5 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Mobile App
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) User Experience
4 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (11.11%) Android
3 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Phone
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
3 9 (50.00%) Scrum
3 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 7 (38.89%) Automation Testing
6 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (27.78%) OO
7 5 (27.78%) Process Improvement
7 5 (27.78%) TDD
8 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (22.22%) Programme Management
9 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Web Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) C#
4 5 (27.78%) Bash Shell
4 5 (27.78%) Perl
4 5 (27.78%) Python
5 3 (16.67%) Apple Swift
5 3 (16.67%) C
5 3 (16.67%) Java
5 3 (16.67%) Objective-C
6 2 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (66.67%) ISEB
3 6 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (5.56%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
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