The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 108 89 116
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +27
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 11 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.47% 0.90% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.62% 4.35% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 9
Median daily rate £325 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.93 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-50.25% +122.22%
ISTQB
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
678 506 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.15% 20.69% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 217 292
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +33.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.69 £21.55 £14.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.06 £39.00 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Berkshire region.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading -9 4 £325 +25.00% 1
Slough +4 1 £300 -33.33%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 12 (60.00%) Windows
1 12 (60.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) JIRA
3 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (35.00%) ISEB
4 6 (30.00%) CRM
4 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (30.00%) ERP
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
4 6 (30.00%) C#
4 6 (30.00%) Unix
4 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (30.00%) VLAN
4 6 (30.00%) V-Model
4 6 (30.00%) MSF
4 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (25.00%) Test Management
6 4 (20.00%) SQL
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (15.00%) Case Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) VLAN
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (10.00%) ZigBee
3 1 (5.00%) Value-Added Service
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) JIRA
2 7 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) TestRail
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
1 6 (30.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
1 6 (30.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.00%) BSS Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) OSS Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior BSS Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior OSS Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Smart Metering Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) CRM Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Manager
5 1 (5.00%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (30.00%) CRM
3 6 (30.00%) ERP
3 6 (30.00%) MSF
3 6 (30.00%) Scrum
3 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (30.00%) V-Model
3 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (25.00%) Test Management
5 3 (15.00%) Case Management
5 3 (15.00%) Contact Management
5 3 (15.00%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Requirements Management
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (5.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 7 (35.00%) ISEB
3 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
Reading, Berkshire
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