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

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 114 129
Rank change year-on-year +39 +15  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 36 17 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.75% 0.96% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.81% 2.82% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 26 7 19
Median salary £41,250 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +37.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £41,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £62,500 £58,000
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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 461 602 836
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 35.27% 34.07% 36.44%
Number of salaries quoted 365 436 578
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £23,579
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 47 (94.00%) Test Automation
2 28 (56.00%) Test Strategy
3 27 (54.00%) Java
4 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 24 (48.00%) Selenium
6 23 (46.00%) WebDriver
7 20 (40.00%) HP
8 19 (38.00%) Regression Testing
8 19 (38.00%) Functional Testing
9 18 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (36.00%) Test Management
9 18 (36.00%) SQL
10 16 (32.00%) QA
10 16 (32.00%) Software Engineering
10 16 (32.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 16 (32.00%) Scenario Testing
11 15 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
12 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
12 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Excel
13 13 (26.00%) HP UFT
13 13 (26.00%) Software Testing
13 13 (26.00%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (24.00%) Open Source
14 12 (24.00%) DV Cleared
14 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
14 12 (24.00%) LoadRunner
15 11 (22.00%) C
15 11 (22.00%) C#
15 11 (22.00%) Relational Database

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.00%) MySQL
4 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (48.00%) Selenium
2 23 (46.00%) WebDriver
3 13 (26.00%) HP UFT
4 12 (24.00%) LoadRunner
5 8 (16.00%) Cucumber
6 7 (14.00%) JIRA
6 7 (14.00%) SoapUI
7 6 (12.00%) JMeter
8 5 (10.00%) Mocha
8 5 (10.00%) Protractor
8 5 (10.00%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
10 2 (4.00%) Bugzilla
10 2 (4.00%) JBehave
10 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
10 2 (4.00%) Ranorex
10 2 (4.00%) RSpec
10 2 (4.00%) Subversion
10 2 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (10.00%) Digital Economy
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Games
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Tester
2 14 (28.00%) Analyst
2 14 (28.00%) Test Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) Senior Tester
4 7 (14.00%) Test Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Software Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) QA Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Software Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Performance Test Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Software Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Test Automation Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) Web Services
2 6 (12.00%) SOAP
3 3 (6.00%) .NET
4 2 (4.00%) Ajax
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
4 2 (4.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) JSON
4 2 (4.00%) REST
4 2 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Linux
2 5 (10.00%) Unix
3 4 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (94.00%) Test Automation
2 28 (56.00%) Test Strategy
3 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 19 (38.00%) Functional Testing
4 19 (38.00%) Regression Testing
5 18 (36.00%) Test Management
6 16 (32.00%) Scenario Testing
6 16 (32.00%) Software Engineering
7 13 (26.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 13 (26.00%) Software Testing
8 12 (24.00%) Open Source
9 11 (22.00%) Defect Management
10 10 (20.00%) Scrum
10 10 (20.00%) Waterfall
11 9 (18.00%) PRINCE2
12 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
14 6 (12.00%) SDLC
15 5 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (54.00%) Java
2 18 (36.00%) SQL
3 11 (22.00%) C
3 11 (22.00%) C#
4 9 (18.00%) PL/SQL
4 9 (18.00%) VB
5 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 4 (8.00%) C++
7 4 (8.00%) Perl
8 1 (2.00%) Python
8 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (24.00%) DV Cleared
2 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (20.00%) ISEB
4 8 (16.00%) Degree
5 5 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (8.00%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (4.00%) CCNA
7 2 (4.00%) CCNP
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.00%) MCP
7 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) HP
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco
3 2 (4.00%) SOASTA, Inc
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Energon People
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 5 days ago