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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 111 103 111
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 0.78% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.82% 3.22% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 8
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £260 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £344 £323
% change year-on-year
-5.38% +6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+30.83% +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
659 622 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.55% 24.15% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 304 299
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 10
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

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
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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 July 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 +1 3 £325 +6.55%
Slough +6 2 £413 -8.33%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 10 (47.62%) Windows
1 10 (47.62%) ISEB
1 10 (47.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 8 (38.10%) JIRA
4 7 (33.33%) V-Model
4 7 (33.33%) VLAN
4 7 (33.33%) Unix
4 7 (33.33%) Linux
4 7 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
6 5 (23.81%) ERP
6 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Test Management
7 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (19.05%) SQL
7 4 (19.05%) Finance
7 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
8 3 (14.29%) MSF
8 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Case Management
8 3 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (14.29%) Scrum
8 3 (14.29%) C#
8 3 (14.29%) CRM
8 3 (14.29%) SharePoint

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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) VLAN
2 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications
2 2 (9.52%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) JIRA
2 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.76%) TestRail
General
1 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Test Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) BSS Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) OSS Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior BSS Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior OSS Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Smart Metering Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Tester
5 2 (9.52%) CRM Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 7 (33.33%) V-Model
2 7 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 5 (23.81%) ERP
4 5 (23.81%) Test Management
4 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) Case Management
6 3 (14.29%) CRM
6 3 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 3 (14.29%) MSF
6 3 (14.29%) Requirements Management
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISEB
1 10 (47.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) NetSuite
2 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.76%) SAP