Period
to 24 February 2018

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 6 months to 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 204 272
Rank change year-on-year +41 +68 -136
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 101 75 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.50% 0.98% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.51% 3.24% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 81 54 56
Berkshire median annual salary £41,000 £43,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.75% -13.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £66,000 £57,500
South East median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%

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 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 1,833 2,312 3,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 27.26% 30.31% 33.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,400 1,664 2,922
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £72,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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 6 months to 24 February 2018. 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 +56 74 £41,000 -3.53% 7
Ascot - 6 £23,750 -
Slough +10 4 £27,500 +12.24% 2
Maidenhead -6 3 £45,000 -40.00%
Newbury -22 2 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Wokingham -9 1 £29,000 -25.16% 1
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 82 (81.19%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (64.36%) Test Automation
3 54 (53.47%) QA
4 47 (46.53%) Degree
5 43 (42.57%) Test Scripting
6 40 (39.60%) ISEB
7 37 (36.63%) Test Management
8 34 (33.66%) Java
9 31 (30.69%) Software Testing
9 31 (30.69%) Regression Testing
9 31 (30.69%) Test Strategy
10 30 (29.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 30 (29.70%) Selenium
11 27 (26.73%) Computer Science
11 27 (26.73%) WebDriver
12 26 (25.74%) SDLC
13 25 (24.75%) Computer Science Degree
14 24 (23.76%) Open Source
14 24 (23.76%) SoapUI
15 22 (21.78%) Analytical Skills
15 22 (21.78%) SQL
16 21 (20.79%) C#
16 21 (20.79%) Scrum
16 21 (20.79%) Cucumber
17 20 (19.80%) Risk Management
18 19 (18.81%) JIRA
18 19 (18.81%) Digital Economy
18 19 (18.81%) Cyber Resilience
19 18 (17.82%) JMeter
19 18 (17.82%) HP

ISTQB
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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.96%) Apache Pig
2 4 (3.96%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (3.96%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.98%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.95%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle iProcurement
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (3.96%) GitHub
3 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) HTTP
1 2 (1.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.92%) Oracle Database
2 6 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.94%) QlikView
3 5 (4.95%) GIS
4 4 (3.96%) Apache Hive
4 4 (3.96%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.96%) HBase
4 4 (3.96%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.96%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.96%) Power BI
4 4 (3.96%) Sqoop
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (29.70%) Selenium
2 27 (26.73%) WebDriver
3 24 (23.76%) SoapUI
4 21 (20.79%) Cucumber
5 19 (18.81%) JIRA
6 18 (17.82%) JMeter
7 11 (10.89%) Git (software)
7 11 (10.89%) HP UFT
8 10 (9.90%) LoadRunner
9 6 (5.94%) Codeception
9 6 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.96%) Ant
11 3 (2.97%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.97%) IntelliJ
11 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.97%) Maven
11 3 (2.97%) NetBeans
11 3 (2.97%) SpecFlow
11 3 (2.97%) Subversion
11 3 (2.97%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (18.81%) Digital Economy
2 10 (9.90%) Finance
3 5 (4.95%) Retail
4 2 (1.98%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (29.70%) Analyst
2 26 (25.74%) Tester
3 22 (21.78%) Test Analyst
4 18 (17.82%) Software Tester
5 15 (14.85%) Automation Tester
5 15 (14.85%) QA Engineer
6 11 (10.89%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (9.90%) Senior Test Analyst
7 10 (9.90%) Test Manager
8 9 (8.91%) Automation Test Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) Consultant
8 9 (8.91%) QA Analyst
9 8 (7.92%) Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (7.92%) Web Automation Tester
9 8 (7.92%) Web Tester
10 7 (6.93%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (6.93%) Test Engineer
11 6 (5.94%) QA Automation Engineer
12 5 (4.95%) QA Test Engineer
12 5 (4.95%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.87%) XML
2 10 (9.90%) Web Services
3 9 (8.91%) SOAP
4 8 (7.92%) .NET
4 8 (7.92%) Middleware
5 7 (6.93%) Gherkin
6 6 (5.94%) Behat
6 6 (5.94%) JSON
7 4 (3.96%) CSS
7 4 (3.96%) EJB
7 4 (3.96%) EJB 3.0
7 4 (3.96%) HTML
7 4 (3.96%) Java EE
7 4 (3.96%) JMS
7 4 (3.96%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (3.96%) UDDI
7 4 (3.96%) WSDL
7 4 (3.96%) XSD
7 4 (3.96%) XSLT
8 3 (2.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (26.73%) Computer Science
2 22 (21.78%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (14.85%) Client/Server
4 14 (13.86%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.96%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.96%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.96%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.96%) W3C
6 3 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.97%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.98%) User Experience
8 1 (0.99%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.99%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.85%) Linux
2 14 (13.86%) Unix
3 5 (4.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (81.19%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (64.36%) Test Automation
3 43 (42.57%) Test Scripting
4 37 (36.63%) Test Management
5 31 (30.69%) Regression Testing
5 31 (30.69%) Software Testing
5 31 (30.69%) Test Strategy
6 30 (29.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 26 (25.74%) SDLC
8 24 (23.76%) Open Source
9 21 (20.79%) Scrum
10 20 (19.80%) Risk Management
11 19 (18.81%) Cyber Resilience
12 17 (16.83%) Functional Testing
12 17 (16.83%) User Stories
13 16 (15.84%) BDD
14 15 (14.85%) Integration Testing
14 15 (14.85%) Issue Tracking
15 13 (12.87%) Defect Management
15 13 (12.87%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.66%) Java
2 22 (21.78%) SQL
3 21 (20.79%) C#
4 15 (14.85%) Shell Script
5 6 (5.94%) PHP
6 5 (4.95%) C++
7 4 (3.96%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.96%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.96%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 4 (3.96%) XPath
8 3 (2.97%) Ruby
9 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (46.53%) Degree
2 40 (39.60%) ISEB
3 25 (24.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (15.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (8.91%) SC Cleared
5 9 (8.91%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.96%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.96%) PMP
6 4 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (53.47%) QA
2 4 (3.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) Apache Flume
1 4 (3.96%) HDFS
2 3 (2.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (9.90%) HP ALM
2 5 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.96%) Oozie
4 3 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.99%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 18 (17.82%) HP
2 10 (9.90%) Oracle
3 6 (5.94%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.94%) SAP
4 5 (4.95%) Ariba
4 5 (4.95%) Concur
5 4 (3.96%) Kofax
5 4 (3.96%) Perforce
5 4 (3.96%) Tableau