Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 148 229
Rank change year-on-year -59 +81 +24
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 47 113 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.78% 1.75% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.90% 6.12% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 37 85 45
Berkshire median annual salary £43,000 £41,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.61% -12.63% -0.52%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,900 £25,000
90th Percentile £59,250 £53,750 £72,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £37,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.81% -6.88% +8.84%

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 1,622 1,847 2,682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.79% 28.67% 31.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,121 1,428 1,975
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £78,750
South East median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -47 21 £42,000 +5.00% 6
Bracknell - 7 £60,000 -
Newbury +13 6 £43,500 -3.33% 1
Slough -10 6 £29,500 +7.27%
Wokingham +14 2 £32,500 +12.07%
Maidenhead -36 1 £52,500 +16.67%
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 34 (72.34%) Test Automation
2 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (55.32%) Software Testing
3 25 (53.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (44.68%) QA
5 18 (38.30%) Selenium
6 17 (36.17%) Finance
7 16 (34.04%) ISEB
8 15 (31.91%) Test Scripting
9 14 (29.79%) BDD
10 13 (27.66%) SDLC
11 12 (25.53%) Degree
11 12 (25.53%) Atlassian
11 12 (25.53%) Test Strategy
12 11 (23.40%) Non-Functional Testing
12 11 (23.40%) Test Management
12 11 (23.40%) Linux
13 10 (21.28%) C#
13 10 (21.28%) SQL
14 9 (19.15%) Performance Testing
15 8 (17.02%) Marketing
15 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (17.02%) HP
16 7 (14.89%) Cucumber
16 7 (14.89%) Continuous Delivery
16 7 (14.89%) Python
16 7 (14.89%) HTML
16 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
16 7 (14.89%) Scrum
16 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing

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 6 (12.77%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) 2G
1 6 (12.77%) 3G
1 6 (12.77%) 802.15
1 6 (12.77%) Bluetooth
1 6 (12.77%) DHCP
1 6 (12.77%) DNS
1 6 (12.77%) ICMP
1 6 (12.77%) LAN
1 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
1 6 (12.77%) WAN
1 6 (12.77%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (12.77%) Wireless
1 6 (12.77%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (38.30%) Selenium
2 7 (14.89%) Cucumber
2 7 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (12.77%) JIRA
4 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
5 4 (8.51%) JMeter
6 2 (4.26%) NeoLoad
6 2 (4.26%) Protractor
7 1 (2.13%) Appium
7 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.13%) JBehave
7 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.13%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.13%) RSpec
7 1 (2.13%) SilkPerformer
7 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.13%) Subversion
7 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Marketing
3 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
4 5 (10.64%) Electronics
4 5 (10.64%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.26%) Banking
5 2 (4.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Test Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) QA Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Test Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Test Manager
6 6 (12.77%) QA Automation Engineer
6 6 (12.77%) Support Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) Tester
8 4 (8.51%) QA Test Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) Automation Tester
9 3 (6.38%) QA Leader
9 3 (6.38%) Test Leader
10 2 (4.26%) Java Automation Tester
10 2 (4.26%) Performance Manager
10 2 (4.26%) Performance Test Manager
10 2 (4.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 2 (4.26%) Selenium Tester
10 2 (4.26%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) HTML
2 6 (12.77%) 802.1X
2 6 (12.77%) Web Services
3 4 (8.51%) XML
4 3 (6.38%) REST
4 3 (6.38%) SOAP
5 1 (2.13%) .NET
5 1 (2.13%) Ajax
5 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (10.64%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Robotics
4 1 (2.13%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Linux
2 6 (12.77%) Unix
3 4 (8.51%) Windows
4 1 (2.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (72.34%) Test Automation
2 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (55.32%) Software Testing
3 15 (31.91%) Test Scripting
4 14 (29.79%) BDD
5 13 (27.66%) SDLC
6 12 (25.53%) Test Strategy
7 11 (23.40%) Non-Functional Testing
7 11 (23.40%) Test Management
8 9 (19.15%) Performance Testing
9 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (14.89%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (14.89%) Scrum
10 7 (14.89%) System Testing
10 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Integration Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Mathematics
11 6 (12.77%) Security Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) C#
1 10 (21.28%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
2 7 (14.89%) Python
3 6 (12.77%) Bash Shell
3 6 (12.77%) PHP
3 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (53.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 16 (34.04%) ISEB
3 12 (25.53%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (44.68%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Docker
1 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) HP ALM
2 5 (10.64%) Ansible
3 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Atlassian
2 8 (17.02%) HP
3 6 (12.77%) Remedy
4 5 (10.64%) SAP
5 4 (8.51%) VMware
6 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.26%) Cognizant
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle
8 1 (2.13%) IBM
8 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com