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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 103 120 107
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 20 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.78% 0.36% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% 1.26% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £197 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -46.00%
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
619 714 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.14% 28.42% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 303 244
Average daily rate £375 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £215 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 11 12
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -44.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
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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
Reading +4 11 £305 +1.66% 1
Slough +2 3 £450 +114.28%
Bracknell -3 1 - - 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 25 (73.53%) ISEB
2 19 (55.88%) Test Scripting
3 16 (47.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (41.18%) SQL
5 13 (38.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (29.41%) HP
6 10 (29.41%) QA
6 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (29.41%) Test Management
7 9 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (26.47%) Test Strategy
7 9 (26.47%) Test Planning
7 9 (26.47%) Software Testing
8 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (23.53%) Integration Testing
8 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
9 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
9 7 (20.59%) Java
10 6 (17.65%) MS Office
10 6 (17.65%) XML
10 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
11 5 (14.71%) TDD
11 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
11 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
11 5 (14.71%) Selenium
11 5 (14.71%) Degree
11 5 (14.71%) Oracle
11 5 (14.71%) DB2

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.82%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.94%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) GSM
1 3 (8.82%) UMTS
1 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.82%) 3G
1 3 (8.82%) LTE
1 3 (8.82%) 4G
2 2 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (2.94%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) DB2
2 3 (8.82%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (2.94%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Selenium
2 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
2 4 (11.76%) LoadRunner
3 3 (8.82%) Subversion
3 3 (8.82%) HP UFT
3 3 (8.82%) JBehave
4 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.88%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (5.88%) JIRA
5 1 (2.94%) Maven
5 1 (2.94%) JMeter
5 1 (2.94%) JUnit
5 1 (2.94%) WinRunner
5 1 (2.94%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.94%) TestNG
5 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.94%) eggPlant
5 1 (2.94%) NeoLoad
General
1 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.71%) Finance
3 4 (11.76%) Retail
3 4 (11.76%) Billing
4 2 (5.88%) Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
1 12 (35.29%) Test Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Test Leader
3 7 (20.59%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Data Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Data Migration Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Data Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) XML
2 3 (8.82%) Flash
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
2 3 (8.82%) J2EE
2 3 (8.82%) RESTful
2 3 (8.82%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.88%) SOAP
4 1 (2.94%) JSF
4 1 (2.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Handset
3 1 (2.94%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) PDA
3 1 (2.94%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.94%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.94%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) UNIX
2 2 (5.88%) AIX
3 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Android
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Test Scripting
2 13 (38.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (29.41%) Test Management
4 9 (26.47%) Test Planning
4 9 (26.47%) Test Strategy
4 9 (26.47%) Software Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Integration Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 8 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (14.71%) TDD
7 5 (14.71%) ETL
7 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
8 4 (11.76%) System Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Migration
8 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (73.53%) ISEB
2 16 (47.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (14.71%) Degree
3 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.94%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) MCSA
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.94%) MCTS
5 1 (2.94%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (29.41%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.94%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) HP
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) SAP
4 2 (5.88%) Siebel
4 2 (5.88%) Ericsson
4 2 (5.88%) Nokia
4 2 (5.88%) Capita
4 2 (5.88%) Talend
5 1 (2.94%) Veritas
5 1 (2.94%) Remedy
5 1 (2.94%) McAfee
5 1 (2.94%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.94%) VMware
5 1 (2.94%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) BMC
5 1 (2.94%) IBM
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.94%) Cognos