The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 41 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 0.50% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+133.33% +44.57%
ISTQB
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
48 78 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.55% 19.55% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 42 37
Median daily rate £350 £445 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.34% +17.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 9
Median hourly rate £50.39 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.97% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £16.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Bedfordshire region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

ISTQB
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) FogBugz
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (100.00%) FogBugz
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification