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 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 179 209
Rank change year-on-year +16 +30  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 24 29 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.72% 0.65% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.55% 2.01% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 18 24 9
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,750 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.85% -6.66%  

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 943 1443 1814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.41% 32.38% 35.37%
Number of salaries quoted 726 1106 1223
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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
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 June 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
Reading +35 16 £40,000 -
Bracknell +14 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Newbury - 1 £40,000 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 32 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 28 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 26 (81.25%) Test Strategy
4 21 (65.63%) Software Testing
5 18 (56.25%) Java
6 16 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 16 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 15 (46.88%) C
8 13 (40.63%) SQL
9 12 (37.50%) Selenium
10 11 (34.38%) DV Cleared
10 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
10 11 (34.38%) Functional Testing
10 11 (34.38%) Test Management
10 11 (34.38%) Relational Database
10 11 (34.38%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (34.38%) Defect Management
10 11 (34.38%) Scenario Testing
10 11 (34.38%) HP UFT
10 11 (34.38%) LoadRunner
10 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Excel
10 11 (34.38%) HP
10 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Office
11 10 (31.25%) Finance
11 10 (31.25%) ISEB
12 9 (28.13%) PL/SQL
12 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
12 9 (28.13%) PRINCE2

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 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Internet
1 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) Relational Database
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Selenium
2 11 (34.38%) HP UFT
2 11 (34.38%) LoadRunner
3 9 (28.13%) Cucumber
4 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
5 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
5 5 (15.63%) Mocha
5 5 (15.63%) Protractor
5 5 (15.63%) Subversion
5 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (9.38%) JIRA
7 2 (6.25%) Hudson
7 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 2 (6.25%) JMeter
7 2 (6.25%) JUnit
7 2 (6.25%) Mercurial
7 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
7 2 (6.25%) TestNG
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Electronics
2 5 (15.63%) Manufacturing
2 5 (15.63%) Marketing
2 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Tester
2 11 (34.38%) Senior Tester
3 9 (28.13%) Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Automation Test Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Test Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Test Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) QA Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Developer in Test
6 4 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Test Manager
7 3 (9.38%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) HTML5
3 2 (6.25%) CSS
3 2 (6.25%) JSON
3 2 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (6.25%) XML
3 2 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Android
2 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Phone
3 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 26 (81.25%) Test Strategy
3 21 (65.63%) Software Testing
4 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 16 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 16 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 11 (34.38%) Defect Management
5 11 (34.38%) Functional Testing
5 11 (34.38%) Scenario Testing
5 11 (34.38%) Test Management
6 9 (28.13%) PRINCE2
7 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (18.75%) Scrum
9 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (15.63%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (15.63%) Process Improvement
9 5 (15.63%) Programme Management
9 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) Java
2 15 (46.88%) C
3 13 (40.63%) SQL
4 9 (28.13%) PL/SQL
4 9 (28.13%) VB
5 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
6 6 (18.75%) Bash Shell
6 6 (18.75%) Perl
6 6 (18.75%) Python
7 4 (12.50%) Apple Swift
7 4 (12.50%) Objective-C
8 3 (9.38%) C++
9 2 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (34.38%) DV Cleared
2 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
3 10 (31.25%) ISEB
4 7 (21.88%) Degree
5 5 (15.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (6.25%) MCP
7 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) HP
2 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
3 5 (15.63%) SAP
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