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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 95 129 100
Rank change year-on-year +34 -29  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 18 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.14% 0.92% 2.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.49% 2.54% 5.15%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 41
Median salary £39,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,450 £43,750 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £57,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  

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 401 709 971
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 32.68% 36.27% 41.78%
Number of salaries quoted 259 559 564
Median salary £42,500 £52,500 £48,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.04% +8.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,450 £35,150 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Reading

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 16 (47.06%) Selenium
2 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) Open Source
3 13 (38.24%) Software Testing
3 13 (38.24%) Performance Testing
4 12 (35.29%) QA
4 12 (35.29%) ISEB
5 11 (32.35%) Automation Testing
6 10 (29.41%) WebDriver
6 10 (29.41%) Waterfall
7 7 (20.59%) Scrum
7 7 (20.59%) SoapUI
7 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
8 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
9 5 (14.71%) System Testing
9 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Compatibility Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
9 5 (14.71%) TDD
9 5 (14.71%) Use Case
9 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
9 5 (14.71%) JMeter
9 5 (14.71%) LoadRunner
9 5 (14.71%) RAD
9 5 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (14.71%) ETL
9 5 (14.71%) HP

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Top Related 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 (14.71%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (11.76%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (47.06%) Selenium
2 10 (29.41%) WebDriver
3 7 (20.59%) SoapUI
4 5 (14.71%) JMeter
4 5 (14.71%) LoadRunner
4 5 (14.71%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.94%) Gradle
6 1 (2.94%) JIRA
6 1 (2.94%) Maven
6 1 (2.94%) TestNG
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Technical Leader
2 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Performance Test Leader
2 8 (23.53%) Test Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Test Leader
3 7 (20.59%) Test Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Test Manager
5 5 (14.71%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Performance Manager
6 4 (11.76%) Performance Test Manager
6 4 (11.76%) Technical Manager
6 4 (11.76%) Technical Test Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Manual Tester
8 2 (5.88%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Software Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Software Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) SOAP
1 5 (14.71%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) JSON
2 2 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
1 2 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (44.12%) Open Source
2 13 (38.24%) Performance Testing
2 13 (38.24%) Software Testing
3 11 (32.35%) Automation Testing
4 10 (29.41%) Waterfall
5 7 (20.59%) Scrum
5 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
6 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 5 (14.71%) Compatibility Testing
7 5 (14.71%) ETL
7 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
7 5 (14.71%) RAD
7 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
7 5 (14.71%) System Testing
7 5 (14.71%) TDD
7 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Use Case
7 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) Java
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (35.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) HP
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) SOASTA, Inc
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