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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 116 110 119
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 14 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 0.56% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.12% 2.21% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -40.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £144 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £350 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+44.57% -65.41%
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
661 679 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.43% 25.17% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 291 208
Average daily rate £385 £356 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £204 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 20
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.03% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.64 £13.50 £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £180.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bracknell +2 4 - -
Reading -5 4 £300 +4.34% 2
Slough -3 2 £208 -1.19%
Newbury -6 1 £500 +122.22% 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 19 (70.37%) ISEB
2 13 (48.15%) Telecoms
2 13 (48.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
5 9 (33.33%) Test Management
5 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 9 (33.33%) SQL
5 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (25.93%) Coaching
7 7 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (25.93%) Degree
8 6 (22.22%) QA
8 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 5 (18.52%) System Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Selenium
9 5 (18.52%) XML
9 5 (18.52%) UNIX
10 4 (14.81%) ITIL
10 4 (14.81%) DB2
10 4 (14.81%) 3G
10 4 (14.81%) Ericsson
10 4 (14.81%) TDD
10 4 (14.81%) Retail
10 4 (14.81%) Release Management
10 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
10 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
11 3 (11.11%) DbVisualizer

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Project
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) 3G
2 3 (11.11%) 4G
3 2 (7.41%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (7.41%) LTE
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) GSM
3 2 (7.41%) UMTS
3 2 (7.41%) SS7
3 2 (7.41%) ISUP
4 1 (3.70%) SCCP
4 1 (3.70%) INAP
4 1 (3.70%) 2G
4 1 (3.70%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (3.70%) GGSN
4 1 (3.70%) SGSN
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
4 1 (3.70%) HTTP
4 1 (3.70%) SMS
4 1 (3.70%) 3GPP
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) DB2
2 3 (11.11%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (3.70%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) DataStage
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Selenium
2 3 (11.11%) JBehave
2 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
2 3 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 3 (11.11%) Subversion
3 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.70%) eggPlant
4 1 (3.70%) NeoLoad
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) WinRunner
4 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (48.15%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Billing
3 2 (7.41%) Finance
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Test Manager
4 5 (18.52%) Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 3 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Functional Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (3.70%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Senior QA Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Senior QA Tester
7 1 (3.70%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Release Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) XML
2 3 (11.11%) Flash
2 3 (11.11%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) J2EE
2 3 (11.11%) SOAP
2 3 (11.11%) RESTful
2 3 (11.11%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.70%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Handset
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) PDA
3 1 (3.70%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) EPoS
3 1 (3.70%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) UNIX
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) AIX
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
3 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 9 (33.33%) Test Management
4 7 (25.93%) Coaching
5 5 (18.52%) System Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
6 4 (14.81%) Release Management
6 4 (14.81%) TDD
6 4 (14.81%) ITIL
7 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 3 (11.11%) Document Management
7 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Java
2 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) ISEB
2 13 (48.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (25.93%) Degree
4 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
6 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (7.41%) PMP
7 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
8 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (3.70%) MCTS
8 1 (3.70%) MCITP
8 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (3.70%) MCSE
8 1 (3.70%) MCSA
8 1 (3.70%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Ericsson
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Siebel
3 2 (7.41%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) Nokia
4 1 (3.70%) Veritas
4 1 (3.70%) McAfee
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Informatica
4 1 (3.70%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
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