Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 146 230
Rank change year-on-year -66 +84 +2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 53 117 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.82% 1.86% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.15% 6.47% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 47 84 47
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £41,220 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.96% -8.40% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,325 £32,000
90th Percentile £56,500 £53,750 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £39,151
% change year-on-year +20.00% -4.22% +0.39%

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 1,681 1,808 2,835
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.06% 28.77% 32.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,278 1,409 2,147
Berkshire median annual salary £48,514 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.13% -9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £77,500
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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Newbury +7 15 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Reading -58 12 £40,000 - 3
Wokingham +1 7 £30,000 +3.45% 1
Bracknell -18 7 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Slough - 6 £29,500 -
Maidenhead -42 1 £52,500 -12.50%
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 37 (69.81%) Test Automation
2 35 (66.04%) Software Testing
3 33 (62.26%) ISEB
4 32 (60.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (45.28%) Test Scripting
7 19 (35.85%) Atlassian
7 19 (35.85%) Finance
8 18 (33.96%) SDLC
9 17 (32.08%) QA
10 16 (30.19%) Selenium
11 15 (28.30%) Cucumber
11 15 (28.30%) BDD
12 12 (22.64%) Process Improvement
12 12 (22.64%) Test Strategy
12 12 (22.64%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (22.64%) Deployment Automation
13 11 (20.75%) Test Management
13 11 (20.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (18.87%) HP
14 10 (18.87%) Continuous Deployment
15 9 (16.98%) V-Model
15 9 (16.98%) Degree
16 7 (13.21%) JIRA
16 7 (13.21%) Linux
16 7 (13.21%) Validation
16 7 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
17 6 (11.32%) HP ALM
17 6 (11.32%) Self-Motivation
17 6 (11.32%) ICMP

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 (11.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) 2G
1 6 (11.32%) 3G
1 6 (11.32%) 802.15
1 6 (11.32%) Bluetooth
1 6 (11.32%) DHCP
1 6 (11.32%) DNS
1 6 (11.32%) ICMP
1 6 (11.32%) LAN
1 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
1 6 (11.32%) WAN
1 6 (11.32%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (11.32%) Wireless
1 6 (11.32%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) Selenium
2 15 (28.30%) Cucumber
3 7 (13.21%) JIRA
4 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.77%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.89%) Appium
6 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.89%) TestRail
General
1 19 (35.85%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Analyst
2 16 (30.19%) Test Analyst
2 16 (30.19%) Test Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) Test Automation Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Test Manager
4 7 (13.21%) Tester
5 6 (11.32%) Software Test Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Support Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Author
6 5 (9.43%) QA Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Automation Tester
7 4 (7.55%) QA Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) QA Software Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Quality Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Software Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.66%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) 802.1X
1 6 (11.32%) HTML
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (9.43%) Life Science
3 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.77%) Robotics
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Linux
2 6 (11.32%) Unix
3 1 (1.89%) AIX
3 1 (1.89%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (69.81%) Test Automation
2 35 (66.04%) Software Testing
3 27 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (45.28%) Test Scripting
5 18 (33.96%) SDLC
6 15 (28.30%) BDD
7 12 (22.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (22.64%) Deployment Automation
7 12 (22.64%) Process Improvement
7 12 (22.64%) Test Strategy
8 11 (20.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (20.75%) Test Management
9 10 (18.87%) Continuous Deployment
10 9 (16.98%) V-Model
11 7 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (13.21%) Validation
12 6 (11.32%) Integration Acceptance Testing
12 6 (11.32%) Mathematics
13 5 (9.43%) System Testing
13 5 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) Bash Shell
1 6 (11.32%) C#
1 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
1 6 (11.32%) PHP
1 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
1 6 (11.32%) Python
1 6 (11.32%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (62.26%) ISEB
2 32 (60.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (16.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.08%) QA
2 5 (9.43%) GAMP
2 5 (9.43%) GMP
3 2 (3.77%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) HP ALM
2 4 (7.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Atlassian
2 10 (18.87%) HP
3 6 (11.32%) Remedy
4 2 (3.77%) Cognizant
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle
5 1 (1.89%) IBM