Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 251 323
Rank change year-on-year +6 +72 -99
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 13 49 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.20% 0.57% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 1.79% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 12 44 14
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £38,200 £37,650 £31,325
90th Percentile £47,500 £66,000 £51,250
South East median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +1.35%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1802 2734 3753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.36% 31.56% 33.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1399 2012 2838
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £78,750 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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
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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +46 9 £40,000 +63.27%
Newbury - 4 £45,000 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 12 (92.31%) Software Testing
1 12 (92.31%) ISTQB
1 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 11 (84.62%) Non-Functional Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Scenario Testing
3 10 (76.92%) Java
4 9 (69.23%) HP
4 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
4 9 (69.23%) Defect Management
5 8 (61.54%) Relational Database
5 8 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (61.54%) C
5 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
5 8 (61.54%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (61.54%) DV Cleared
5 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
5 8 (61.54%) Test Strategy
5 8 (61.54%) Test Management
5 8 (61.54%) Functional Testing
5 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (61.54%) HP UFT
5 8 (61.54%) LoadRunner
5 8 (61.54%) SQL
5 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (53.85%) PRINCE2
6 7 (53.85%) VB
6 7 (53.85%) PL/SQL
7 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (30.77%) ISEB
7 4 (30.77%) BDD

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring 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 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) HP UFT
1 8 (61.54%) LoadRunner
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
3 3 (23.08%) Appium
3 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (23.08%) Electronics
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
1 3 (23.08%) Marketing
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Senior Tester
1 8 (61.54%) Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) QA Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) QA Automation Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) QA Automation Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) QA Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) QA Test Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
1 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Software Testing
1 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 11 (84.62%) Non-Functional Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Scenario Testing
3 9 (69.23%) Defect Management
3 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
4 8 (61.54%) Functional Testing
4 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
4 8 (61.54%) Test Management
4 8 (61.54%) Test Strategy
5 7 (53.85%) PRINCE2
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) BDD
6 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (23.08%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
7 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
7 3 (23.08%) User Stories
7 3 (23.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) C
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) PL/SQL
3 7 (53.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) ISTQB
2 8 (61.54%) DV Cleared
2 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) ISEB
4 3 (23.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) MCP
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft