The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 162 184 139
Rank change year-on-year +22 -45  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 24 36 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.71% 0.73% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.49% 2.23% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 24 20 84
Median salary £41,250 £41,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £37,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £66,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

ISTQB 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 963 1616 2028
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.52% 32.69% 37.67%
Number of salaries quoted 698 1256 1357
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
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Berkshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Berkshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Berkshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Berkshire

ISTQB
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 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Reading +30 14 £39,500 -21.00% 2
Newbury +16 5 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Bracknell +11 2 £52,500 +110.00%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 41 (63.08%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.15%) Selenium
3 27 (41.54%) ISEB
4 26 (40.00%) Performance Testing
5 25 (38.46%) Software Testing
6 24 (36.92%) Test Scripting
7 21 (32.31%) Test Strategy
8 19 (29.23%) Degree
8 19 (29.23%) HTML
9 18 (27.69%) C#
9 18 (27.69%) JMeter
9 18 (27.69%) QA
9 18 (27.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 17 (26.15%) Automation Testing
11 16 (24.62%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (24.62%) HP Quality Center
11 16 (24.62%) Scrum
11 16 (24.62%) HP
12 15 (23.08%) Java
12 15 (23.08%) Oracle
12 15 (23.08%) Open Source
12 15 (23.08%) SoapUI
13 14 (21.54%) SOAP
14 13 (20.00%) Web Services
14 13 (20.00%) Python
15 12 (18.46%) SAP
15 12 (18.46%) SQL
15 12 (18.46%) WebDriver
15 12 (18.46%) Test Management
15 12 (18.46%) SOASTA, Inc

ISTQB
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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) HTTP
2 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) Oracle Database
2 6 (9.23%) MySQL
3 5 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (46.15%) Selenium
2 18 (27.69%) JMeter
3 15 (23.08%) SoapUI
4 12 (18.46%) WebDriver
5 10 (15.38%) Rational Performance Tester
6 7 (10.77%) JIRA
6 7 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (9.23%) LoadRunner
7 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
8 5 (7.69%) Selenium IDE
8 5 (7.69%) TestComplete
9 4 (6.15%) Cucumber
9 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
9 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
9 4 (6.15%) Subversion
10 3 (4.62%) TestNG
11 2 (3.08%) Hudson
11 2 (3.08%) JUnit
11 2 (3.08%) Mercurial
12 1 (1.54%) Maven
General
1 8 (12.31%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Electronics
2 4 (6.15%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.15%) Marketing
2 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (20.00%) Analyst
1 13 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 12 (18.46%) Test Analyst
2 12 (18.46%) Tester
3 10 (15.38%) Performance Manager
3 10 (15.38%) Technical Leader
4 9 (13.85%) Test Manager
5 8 (12.31%) Architect
5 8 (12.31%) Developer
5 8 (12.31%) Developer in Test
5 8 (12.31%) Performance Architect
5 8 (12.31%) Performance Test Leader
5 8 (12.31%) Test Leader
6 7 (10.77%) Software Tester
7 6 (9.23%) C# Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Performance Test Manager
8 5 (7.69%) Automation Tester
8 5 (7.69%) QA Engineer
8 5 (7.69%) QA Tester
8 5 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.23%) HTML
2 14 (21.54%) SOAP
3 13 (20.00%) Web Services
4 10 (15.38%) Ajax
5 9 (13.85%) CSS
6 8 (12.31%) JMX
6 8 (12.31%) REST
7 4 (6.15%) HTML5
7 4 (6.15%) JSON
7 4 (6.15%) XML
8 2 (3.08%) CSS3
8 2 (3.08%) jQuery
8 2 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (3.08%) XHTML
8 2 (3.08%) XSLT
9 1 (1.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (16.92%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 7 (10.77%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.08%) User Experience
5 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) Unix
1 5 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (3.08%) Android
2 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.08%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (63.08%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 25 (38.46%) Software Testing
4 24 (36.92%) Test Scripting
5 21 (32.31%) Test Strategy
6 17 (26.15%) Automation Testing
7 16 (24.62%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (24.62%) Scrum
8 15 (23.08%) Open Source
9 12 (18.46%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (18.46%) Test Management
10 11 (16.92%) Waterfall
11 10 (15.38%) Software Engineering
11 10 (15.38%) TDD
11 10 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 10 (15.38%) TMap
12 9 (13.85%) System Testing
12 9 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (12.31%) Manual Testing
13 8 (12.31%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.69%) C#
2 15 (23.08%) Java
3 13 (20.00%) Python
4 12 (18.46%) SQL
5 11 (16.92%) C
6 10 (15.38%) C++
7 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
8 5 (7.69%) Bash Shell
8 5 (7.69%) Perl
9 3 (4.62%) Apple Swift
9 3 (4.62%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 27 (41.54%) ISEB
2 19 (29.23%) Degree
3 18 (27.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (27.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (24.62%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (16.92%) HP SiteScope
2 11 (16.92%) Perfmon
3 2 (3.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) HP
2 15 (23.08%) Oracle
3 12 (18.46%) SAP
3 12 (18.46%) SOASTA, Inc
4 10 (15.38%) IBM
4 10 (15.38%) Riverbed
5 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
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