Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 216 244
Rank change year-on-year +71 +28 -63
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 116 80 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.82% 0.92% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.41% 2.91% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 85 50 86
Berkshire median annual salary £41,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.63% - +26.67%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £72,500 £57,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

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 1810 2752 3723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.45% 31.68% 33.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1408 2023 2811
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +8.25% +2.11%
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
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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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 +113 91 £40,000 -8.05% 4
Newbury -15 7 £45,000 -
Ascot - 5 £25,000 -
Wokingham +4 4 £29,000 -27.50%
Maidenhead +21 3 £45,000 -35.71%
Slough -4 2 £37,500 -1.32%
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 104 (89.66%) Test Automation
2 88 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (56.90%) Java
4 63 (54.31%) Degree
5 57 (49.14%) Test Scripting
6 56 (48.28%) QA
7 55 (47.41%) Test Management
8 53 (45.69%) WebDriver
9 51 (43.97%) Test Strategy
10 46 (39.66%) Selenium
11 45 (38.79%) Regression Testing
12 41 (35.34%) Computer Science Degree
13 39 (33.62%) Computer Science
14 35 (30.17%) Software Testing
14 35 (30.17%) Analytical Skills
15 34 (29.31%) C#
16 32 (27.59%) HP UFT
17 31 (26.72%) Functional Testing
18 30 (25.86%) SoapUI
18 30 (25.86%) Risk Management
19 29 (25.00%) JMeter
19 29 (25.00%) LoadRunner
19 29 (25.00%) HP
20 28 (24.14%) Scrum
20 28 (24.14%) Open Source
20 28 (24.14%) Digital Economy
21 27 (23.28%) User Acceptance Testing
21 27 (23.28%) User Stories
22 26 (22.41%) ISEB
23 25 (21.55%) Linux

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 2 (1.72%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (12.07%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (7.76%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.59%) Tricentis Tosca
3 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.72%) HTTP
1 2 (1.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.76%) SQLPlus
2 8 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.31%) GIS
Development Applications
1 53 (45.69%) WebDriver
2 46 (39.66%) Selenium
3 32 (27.59%) HP UFT
4 30 (25.86%) SoapUI
5 29 (25.00%) JMeter
5 29 (25.00%) LoadRunner
6 24 (20.69%) JIRA
7 19 (16.38%) Cucumber
8 12 (10.34%) Git (software)
9 9 (7.76%) eggPlant
9 9 (7.76%) JUnit
9 9 (7.76%) LoadUI
9 9 (7.76%) TestNG
9 9 (7.76%) Toad
10 6 (5.17%) Jenkins
10 6 (5.17%) Subversion
11 5 (4.31%) Codeception
12 3 (2.59%) Appium
12 3 (2.59%) Gatling
12 3 (2.59%) TestLink
General
1 28 (24.14%) Digital Economy
2 9 (7.76%) Publishing
3 7 (6.03%) Finance
4 6 (5.17%) Retail
4 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.31%) Games
6 3 (2.59%) Banking
6 3 (2.59%) Electronics
6 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (37.07%) Tester
2 33 (28.45%) Analyst
3 30 (25.86%) Test Analyst
4 27 (23.28%) Software Tester
5 18 (15.52%) QA Engineer
6 12 (10.34%) Automation Test Analyst
6 12 (10.34%) Test Automation Engineer
7 11 (9.48%) Test Engineer
8 10 (8.62%) Automation Tester
8 10 (8.62%) Senior Tester
9 9 (7.76%) SAP Analyst
9 9 (7.76%) SAP Test Analyst
9 9 (7.76%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
10 8 (6.90%) Test Manager
11 7 (6.03%) QA Analyst
11 7 (6.03%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (5.17%) Web Engineer
13 5 (4.31%) QA Automation Engineer
13 5 (4.31%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.24%) Web Services
2 14 (12.07%) SOAP
3 9 (7.76%) .NET
3 9 (7.76%) Gherkin
4 5 (4.31%) Behat
4 5 (4.31%) CSS
4 5 (4.31%) HTML
4 5 (4.31%) JSON
4 5 (4.31%) REST
5 4 (3.45%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.59%) Ajax
7 1 (0.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (33.62%) Computer Science
2 35 (30.17%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (20.69%) Client/Server
4 16 (13.79%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.59%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.72%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.72%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.86%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.55%) Linux
2 18 (15.52%) Windows
3 6 (5.17%) Unix
4 3 (2.59%) Android
4 3 (2.59%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (89.66%) Test Automation
2 88 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (49.14%) Test Scripting
4 55 (47.41%) Test Management
5 51 (43.97%) Test Strategy
6 45 (38.79%) Regression Testing
7 35 (30.17%) Software Testing
8 31 (26.72%) Functional Testing
9 30 (25.86%) Risk Management
10 28 (24.14%) Open Source
10 28 (24.14%) Scrum
11 27 (23.28%) User Acceptance Testing
11 27 (23.28%) User Stories
12 25 (21.55%) BDD
12 25 (21.55%) SDLC
13 24 (20.69%) Issue Tracking
14 23 (19.83%) Manual Testing
15 21 (18.10%) Scenario Testing
16 20 (17.24%) Mentoring
16 20 (17.24%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (56.90%) Java
2 34 (29.31%) C#
3 24 (20.69%) Shell Script
4 23 (19.83%) SQL
5 8 (6.90%) C
6 7 (6.03%) PL/SQL
6 7 (6.03%) VB
7 6 (5.17%) C++
7 6 (5.17%) Ruby
8 5 (4.31%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.31%) PHP
9 4 (3.45%) Perl
10 1 (0.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 63 (54.31%) Degree
2 41 (35.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (22.41%) ISEB
4 12 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (9.48%) Security Cleared
6 9 (7.76%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (2.59%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.59%) Sun Certification
9 2 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.86%) CCNA
10 1 (0.86%) CCNP
10 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.86%) MCP
10 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (48.28%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (18.97%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.86%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 29 (25.00%) HP
2 19 (16.38%) SAP
3 6 (5.17%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.31%) Ariba
4 5 (4.31%) Concur
5 1 (0.86%) Cisco