Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 177 150
Rank change year-on-year +113 -27 -36
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 90 18 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.85% 0.52% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.55% 1.51% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 59 6 58
Reading median annual salary £40,000 £43,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.05% -13.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,625 £32,125
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £57,500
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -15.79% - +26.67%

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 Reading with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Reading
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 779 1190 1710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 33.32% 34.18% 36.95%
Number of salaries quoted 595 804 1250
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £28,600 £28,325 £27,475
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,025
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +9.38% +4.35%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Reading

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Reading.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Reading

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Reading over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 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 Reading region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 80 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 73 (81.11%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (67.78%) Java
4 58 (64.44%) Degree
5 56 (62.22%) Test Management
5 56 (62.22%) Test Scripting
6 51 (56.67%) Test Strategy
7 48 (53.33%) WebDriver
8 45 (50.00%) Regression Testing
9 39 (43.33%) Computer Science
9 39 (43.33%) QA
9 39 (43.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 37 (41.11%) Analytical Skills
11 33 (36.67%) Selenium
12 31 (34.44%) Risk Management
12 31 (34.44%) Functional Testing
13 30 (33.33%) SoapUI
13 30 (33.33%) JMeter
13 30 (33.33%) HP UFT
13 30 (33.33%) C#
14 29 (32.22%) LoadRunner
14 29 (32.22%) HP
14 29 (32.22%) Open Source
14 29 (32.22%) Digital Economy
15 26 (28.89%) Linux
16 25 (27.78%) Client/Server
16 25 (27.78%) Shell Script
16 25 (27.78%) JIRA
16 25 (27.78%) User Stories
16 25 (27.78%) Issue Tracking

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (15.56%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (10.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.56%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.33%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) HTTP
1 2 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 9 (10.00%) SQLPlus
2 5 (5.56%) GIS
Development Applications
1 48 (53.33%) WebDriver
2 33 (36.67%) Selenium
3 30 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 30 (33.33%) JMeter
3 30 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 29 (32.22%) LoadRunner
5 25 (27.78%) JIRA
6 10 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 9 (10.00%) eggPlant
7 9 (10.00%) JUnit
7 9 (10.00%) LoadUI
7 9 (10.00%) TestNG
7 9 (10.00%) Toad
8 8 (8.89%) Git (software)
9 6 (6.67%) Subversion
10 3 (3.33%) JBehave
10 3 (3.33%) Maven
10 3 (3.33%) RSpec
10 3 (3.33%) TestLink
10 3 (3.33%) Zephyr
General
1 29 (32.22%) Digital Economy
2 9 (10.00%) Publishing
3 6 (6.67%) Retail
4 5 (5.56%) Games
5 3 (3.33%) Banking
5 3 (3.33%) Finance
5 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (41.11%) Tester
2 25 (27.78%) Software Tester
3 20 (22.22%) Analyst
4 18 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 11 (12.22%) Senior Tester
6 9 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
6 9 (10.00%) SAP Test Analyst
7 8 (8.89%) Test Manager
8 7 (7.78%) Automation Tester
8 7 (7.78%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (7.78%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) QA Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (6.67%) Test Engineer
10 5 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (5.56%) Consultant
10 5 (5.56%) QA Consultant
10 5 (5.56%) QA Manager
10 5 (5.56%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (5.56%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.89%) Web Services
2 14 (15.56%) SOAP
3 8 (8.89%) .NET
4 5 (5.56%) CSS
4 5 (5.56%) HTML
5 4 (4.44%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.33%) Ajax
7 1 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (43.33%) Computer Science
2 37 (41.11%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (27.78%) Client/Server
4 8 (8.89%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.33%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.22%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.22%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.11%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.89%) Linux
2 15 (16.67%) Windows
3 6 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 73 (81.11%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (62.22%) Test Management
3 56 (62.22%) Test Scripting
4 51 (56.67%) Test Strategy
5 45 (50.00%) Regression Testing
6 31 (34.44%) Functional Testing
6 31 (34.44%) Risk Management
7 29 (32.22%) Open Source
8 25 (27.78%) Issue Tracking
8 25 (27.78%) User Stories
9 24 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 23 (25.56%) Software Testing
11 21 (23.33%) Scrum
12 20 (22.22%) Mentoring
13 19 (21.11%) Scenario Testing
14 18 (20.00%) Performance Testing
15 17 (18.89%) Project Management
16 15 (16.67%) Manual Testing
16 15 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (67.78%) Java
2 30 (33.33%) C#
3 25 (27.78%) Shell Script
4 24 (26.67%) SQL
5 9 (10.00%) C
6 8 (8.89%) PL/SQL
6 8 (8.89%) VB
7 6 (6.67%) C++
8 5 (5.56%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.56%) Perl
9 1 (1.11%) Python
9 1 (1.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (64.44%) Degree
2 39 (43.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 11 (12.22%) ISEB
5 10 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 10 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.22%) CCNA
8 2 (2.22%) CCNP
8 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (1.11%) MCP
9 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (43.33%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.11%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 29 (32.22%) HP
2 16 (17.78%) SAP
3 6 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.56%) Ariba
4 5 (5.56%) Concur
5 2 (2.22%) Cisco