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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 105 121 112
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.59% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 1.05% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 6
Median daily rate £400 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £388 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.20% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
507 668 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.12% 26.56% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 350 319
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 22
Median hourly rate £15.50 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.83% +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.90 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.09 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +17 2 £388 +3.33% 1
Slough +5 2 £413 +15.38% 1
Bracknell - 1 £410 -
Newbury - 1 - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 15 (62.50%) ISEB
2 11 (45.83%) Software Testing
3 9 (37.50%) Windows
4 8 (33.33%) Linux
4 8 (33.33%) JIRA
5 7 (29.17%) VLAN
5 7 (29.17%) Unix
5 7 (29.17%) Test Management
5 7 (29.17%) V-Model
5 7 (29.17%) Waterfall
5 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 5 (20.83%) Finance
7 5 (20.83%) HP
7 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.67%) SQL
9 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (12.50%) Case Management
9 3 (12.50%) Smart Meter
9 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (12.50%) Degree
9 3 (12.50%) Requirements Management
9 3 (12.50%) Banking
9 3 (12.50%) Retail
9 3 (12.50%) Scrum
10 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
10 2 (8.33%) QA
10 2 (8.33%) ZigBee

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 1 (4.17%) CMS
1 1 (4.17%) JBoss
1 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) FinancialForce.com
2 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) VLAN
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
2 2 (8.33%) ZigBee
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.17%) JUnit
2 1 (4.17%) Maven
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) TestNG
2 1 (4.17%) TestRail
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Test Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Senior Test Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) BSS Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) OSS Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior BSS Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior OSS Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Smart Metering Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Test Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
6 2 (8.33%) Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) REST
1 1 (4.17%) RESTful
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Smart Meter
2 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 7 (29.17%) Unix
4 1 (4.17%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Software Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Test Management
2 7 (29.17%) V-Model
2 7 (29.17%) Waterfall
3 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) Case Management
5 3 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (12.50%) Requirements Management
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (8.33%) ERP
6 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Validation
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) ISEB
2 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.17%) NetSuite
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
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