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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 113 99 134
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +35
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 31 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.29% 1.22% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% 4.68% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £168 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £406 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
- +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
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
689 663 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.31% 26.06% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 270 241
Average daily rate £375 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £464 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 10
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.38 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.24% -53.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £12.90 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £30.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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
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 16 September 2014. 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
Bracknell 0 3 £350 +13.82% 1
Reading -8 1 £350 +15.70% 1
Slough - 1 £263 -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 11 (64.71%) ISEB
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
3 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
3 8 (47.06%) Scrum
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) VB
4 6 (35.29%) Java
4 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
4 6 (35.29%) QA
5 5 (29.41%) Selenium
5 5 (29.41%) Time Management
5 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (29.41%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) UNIX
5 5 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco
6 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Rational Performance Tester
7 3 (17.65%) Kanban
7 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 3 (17.65%) HP
7 3 (17.65%) Test Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (17.65%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) FTP
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
1 3 (17.65%) HTTPS
2 2 (11.76%) MPLS
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (11.76%) GGSN
2 2 (11.76%) SGSN
2 2 (11.76%) LTE
2 2 (11.76%) MGW
2 2 (11.76%) 4G
2 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.88%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
2 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (17.65%) TestNG
2 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
2 3 (17.65%) JProfiler
2 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner
2 3 (17.65%) Introscope
2 3 (17.65%) JUnit
2 3 (17.65%) Toad
3 2 (11.76%) WinRunner
3 2 (11.76%) TestDirector
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.76%) Ranorex
General
1 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Billing
3 2 (11.76%) Finance
4 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Test Analyst
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
2 3 (17.65%) QA Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Voice Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) JDBC
1 3 (17.65%) ODBC
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) DTV
3 1 (5.88%) Statistics
3 1 (5.88%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) UNIX
3 3 (17.65%) Solaris
3 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 2000
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
2 8 (47.06%) Scrum
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
4 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Time Management
4 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) Test Management
5 3 (17.65%) Kanban
5 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
5 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
1 6 (35.29%) VB
2 5 (29.41%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) C++
3 3 (17.65%) Perl
3 3 (17.65%) Python
3 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) ISEB
2 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) CCNA
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (17.65%) nmon
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Verint