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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 33 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.46% 0.94% -
As % of the Qualifications category 14.29% 3.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £445 £245 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.63% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
28 80 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.22% 25.00% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 48 31
Median daily rate £431 £370 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.55% -17.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £555 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 5
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +111.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 1 £425 -
Dunstable - 1 - - 1
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Python
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Ruby
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Android
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (50.00%) Capybara
2 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (50.00%) Calabash
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) API Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Middleware
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle EDQ

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Calabash
1 3 (50.00%) Capybara
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) CRM Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Android
1 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) API Testing
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) Python
1 3 (50.00%) Ruby
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle