Period
to 24 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 191 247
Rank change year-on-year +5 +56 -57
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 85 78 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.25% 1.17% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.92% 4.12% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 77 62 45
Berkshire median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £30,750 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £53,000 £53,750 £65,750
South East median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +16.44% -2.67% -6.25%

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 1,727 1,893 3,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 25.46% 28.47% 32.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,322 1,416 2,398
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £28,088
90th Percentile £72,000 £77,500 £77,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +3.45%

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 June 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 June 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 +30 55 £40,000 -3.03% 6
Newbury -15 13 £40,000 - 2
Wokingham -5 5 £30,000 -33.33%
Ascot - 3 £22,500 -
Bracknell -18 2 £58,750 +11.90% 2
Maidenhead -43 1 £36,000 -40.00% 1
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 55 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (54.12%) ISEB
3 42 (49.41%) Software Testing
3 42 (49.41%) Test Scripting
4 41 (48.24%) QA
5 39 (45.88%) Test Automation
6 38 (44.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 35 (41.18%) SDLC
8 31 (36.47%) SQL
9 25 (29.41%) Finance
10 24 (28.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (24.71%) Selenium
11 21 (24.71%) HP
12 19 (22.35%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (20.00%) Cucumber
13 17 (20.00%) BDD
13 17 (20.00%) V-Model
14 16 (18.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (18.82%) Test Strategy
15 15 (17.65%) Test Management
15 15 (17.65%) Degree
16 14 (16.47%) Computer Science
16 14 (16.47%) Java
17 13 (15.29%) ITIL
17 13 (15.29%) Unix
17 13 (15.29%) Functional Testing
18 12 (14.12%) XML
18 12 (14.12%) Regression Testing
19 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
20 10 (11.76%) SoapUI

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 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (4.71%) Apache Pig
2 4 (4.71%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.71%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) GitHub
2 2 (2.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (10.59%) QlikView
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.71%) Apache Hive
3 4 (4.71%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.71%) HBase
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (4.71%) Power BI
3 4 (4.71%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 21 (24.71%) Selenium
2 17 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 10 (11.76%) SoapUI
4 6 (7.06%) JIRA
5 5 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (5.88%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.71%) Ant
6 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.35%) JMeter
8 1 (1.18%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.18%) TestRail
8 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (29.41%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (2.35%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 34 (40.00%) Analyst
2 28 (32.94%) Test Analyst
3 17 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 12 (14.12%) QA Analyst
5 11 (12.94%) QA Engineer
5 11 (12.94%) Test Automation Engineer
6 9 (10.59%) Consultant
7 8 (9.41%) Quality Analyst
8 7 (8.24%) Software Analyst
8 7 (8.24%) Test Leader
9 6 (7.06%) Java Engineer
9 6 (7.06%) QA Automation Engineer
9 6 (7.06%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (7.06%) QA Test Engineer
9 6 (7.06%) Software Test Analyst
9 6 (7.06%) Tester
10 5 (5.88%) Author
10 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 5 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (5.88%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.12%) XML
2 5 (5.88%) Middleware
2 5 (5.88%) Web Services
3 4 (4.71%) EJB
3 4 (4.71%) EJB 3.0
3 4 (4.71%) Java EE
3 4 (4.71%) JMS
3 4 (4.71%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (4.71%) SOAP
3 4 (4.71%) UDDI
3 4 (4.71%) WSDL
3 4 (4.71%) XSD
3 4 (4.71%) XSLT
4 3 (3.53%) JSON
4 3 (3.53%) RESTful
5 2 (2.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.88%) Life Science
3 5 (5.88%) W3C
4 4 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.71%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.71%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.71%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.35%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.18%) Robotics
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.29%) Unix
2 6 (7.06%) Windows
3 3 (3.53%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (49.41%) Software Testing
2 42 (49.41%) Test Scripting
3 39 (45.88%) Test Automation
4 35 (41.18%) SDLC
5 24 (28.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (22.35%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (20.00%) BDD
7 17 (20.00%) V-Model
8 16 (18.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (18.82%) Test Strategy
9 15 (17.65%) Test Management
10 13 (15.29%) Functional Testing
10 13 (15.29%) ITIL
11 12 (14.12%) Regression Testing
12 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (11.76%) Open Source
13 10 (11.76%) Process Improvement
13 10 (11.76%) User Stories
13 10 (11.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.47%) SQL
2 14 (16.47%) Java
3 9 (10.59%) C#
4 5 (5.88%) C++
5 4 (4.71%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 4 (4.71%) XPath
6 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (54.12%) ISEB
2 38 (44.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (17.65%) Degree
4 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (48.24%) QA
2 5 (5.88%) GAMP
2 5 (5.88%) GMP
2 5 (5.88%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Apache Flume
1 4 (4.71%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (9.41%) HP ALM
3 4 (4.71%) Oozie
Vendors
1 21 (24.71%) HP
2 10 (11.76%) Atlassian
2 10 (11.76%) Oracle
3 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.71%) Kofax
4 4 (4.71%) Perforce
4 4 (4.71%) Tableau
5 1 (1.18%) SAP