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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 168 180
Rank change year-on-year +36 +12  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 55 40 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.66% 0.90% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.83% 2.77% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 38 24 34
Median salary £43,750 £44,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.23% -0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £38,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £60,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% -6.87%  

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 943 1443 1814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.41% 32.38% 35.37%
Number of salaries quoted 726 1106 1223
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +39 36 £41,250 -25.00% 5
Maidenhead +13 4 £60,000 +9.58% 1
Bracknell +26 3 £50,000 +12.35%
Newbury -6 1 £40,000 -
Wokingham - 1 £45,000 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 66 (83.54%) Test Automation
2 50 (63.29%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (54.43%) Selenium
4 41 (51.90%) Test Strategy
5 34 (43.04%) Test Scripting
5 34 (43.04%) Java
6 32 (40.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 29 (36.71%) WebDriver
8 27 (34.18%) ISEB
9 23 (29.11%) Software Testing
10 22 (27.85%) HP
11 21 (26.58%) SQL
11 21 (26.58%) QA
11 21 (26.58%) Functional Testing
12 20 (25.32%) Test Management
12 20 (25.32%) Degree
12 20 (25.32%) Regression Testing
13 19 (24.05%) Waterfall
14 18 (22.78%) Non-Functional Testing
14 18 (22.78%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (21.52%) HP Quality Center
15 17 (21.52%) Scrum
16 16 (20.25%) Software Engineering
16 16 (20.25%) Finance
16 16 (20.25%) C#
16 16 (20.25%) Cucumber
16 16 (20.25%) Scenario Testing
17 15 (18.99%) C
17 15 (18.99%) HP UFT
18 14 (17.72%) LoadRunner

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 5 (6.33%) IIS
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (17.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (17.72%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (6.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Internet
1 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.59%) MySQL
4 5 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 43 (54.43%) Selenium
2 29 (36.71%) WebDriver
3 16 (20.25%) Cucumber
4 15 (18.99%) HP UFT
5 14 (17.72%) LoadRunner
6 13 (16.46%) JIRA
7 9 (11.39%) Git (software)
7 9 (11.39%) JMeter
7 9 (11.39%) SoapUI
8 8 (10.13%) Jenkins
9 7 (8.86%) Subversion
10 5 (6.33%) Hudson
10 5 (6.33%) Mocha
10 5 (6.33%) Protractor
10 5 (6.33%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (5.06%) Mockito
12 2 (2.53%) RSpec
12 2 (2.53%) TeamCity
12 2 (2.53%) TestNG
General
1 16 (20.25%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.33%) Digital Economy
3 5 (6.33%) Electronics
3 5 (6.33%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.33%) Marketing
4 2 (2.53%) Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Games
4 2 (2.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Tester
2 19 (24.05%) Analyst
2 19 (24.05%) Test Analyst
3 17 (21.52%) Test Engineer
4 12 (15.19%) Test Manager
5 11 (13.92%) Senior Tester
6 10 (12.66%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (10.13%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (8.86%) QA Engineer
8 7 (8.86%) Software Tester
9 5 (6.33%) Developer
9 5 (6.33%) Developer in Test
9 5 (6.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Automation Tester
10 4 (5.06%) Environment Manager
10 4 (5.06%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Test Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) Web Services
2 7 (8.86%) HTML
3 6 (7.59%) SOAP
4 4 (5.06%) CSS
4 4 (5.06%) JSON
4 4 (5.06%) Middleware
4 4 (5.06%) XML
5 3 (3.80%) .NET
5 3 (3.80%) HTML5
6 2 (2.53%) Ajax
6 2 (2.53%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.53%) REST
6 2 (2.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Client/Server
2 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.06%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.27%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Windows
2 8 (10.13%) Linux
3 7 (8.86%) Unix
4 3 (3.80%) Android
4 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.80%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (83.54%) Test Automation
2 50 (63.29%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (51.90%) Test Strategy
4 34 (43.04%) Test Scripting
5 23 (29.11%) Software Testing
6 21 (26.58%) Functional Testing
7 20 (25.32%) Regression Testing
7 20 (25.32%) Test Management
8 19 (24.05%) Waterfall
9 18 (22.78%) Non-Functional Testing
10 17 (21.52%) Scrum
11 16 (20.25%) Scenario Testing
11 16 (20.25%) Software Engineering
12 13 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (16.46%) PRINCE2
13 12 (15.19%) Open Source
14 11 (13.92%) Defect Management
14 11 (13.92%) Manual Testing
15 9 (11.39%) Project Management
15 9 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.04%) Java
2 21 (26.58%) SQL
3 16 (20.25%) C#
4 15 (18.99%) C
5 10 (12.66%) Perl
6 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
6 9 (11.39%) PL/SQL
6 9 (11.39%) VB
7 7 (8.86%) C++
7 7 (8.86%) Python
8 6 (7.59%) Bash Shell
9 5 (6.33%) Shell Script
10 4 (5.06%) Apple Swift
10 4 (5.06%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (40.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 27 (34.18%) ISEB
3 20 (25.32%) Degree
4 12 (15.19%) DV Cleared
4 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
5 10 (12.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (6.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (5.06%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (5.06%) PMI Certification
7 4 (5.06%) PMP
8 2 (2.53%) CCNA
8 2 (2.53%) CCNP
8 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.53%) MCP
8 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (21.52%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (27.85%) HP
2 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.39%) Oracle
4 5 (6.33%) SAP
5 4 (5.06%) Green Hat
6 2 (2.53%) Cisco
6 2 (2.53%) SOASTA, Inc
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