The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Slough with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Berkshire / Slough
Rank - - 58
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 0 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Slough - - 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Median salary - - £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -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 Slough.

Academic & Professional Certification
Slough
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 77 199 164
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 23.91% 31.69% 29.08%
Number of salaries quoted 69 166 135
Median salary £47,500 £57,500 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.39% +16.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £60,000 £76,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 Slough

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Slough

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Slough

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 24 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 Slough region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) XHTML
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Junior
1 2 (66.67%) Junior Manual Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Junior QA Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Junior Software Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Junior Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Tester
1 2 (66.67%) QA Manual Tester
1 2 (66.67%) QA Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Software QA Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Web Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Ajax
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) CSS3
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) HTML5
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) XHTML
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (33.33%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle