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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 33 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.89% - 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.19% - 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £245 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
94 37 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 27.81% 9.71% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 21 23
Average daily rate £373 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £191 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £618 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 5 3
Average hourly rate £46.50 £19.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.46% -51.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.50 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £22.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 2 £235 - 1
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Bugzilla
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Web Testing
2 3 (60.00%) FogBugz
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) FTP
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (60.00%) FogBugz
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Tester
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft