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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 120 98 107
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.27% 1.01% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 4.00% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 5
Average daily rate
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£338 £168 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+101.49% -39.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £116 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £285 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.91% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £9.75
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
712 650 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.07% 25.15% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 307 184
Average daily rate £388 £395 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +7.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 21
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +15.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.75 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Reading -1 5 £350 +108.95% 3
Slough - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (30.77%) Time Management
4 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Coaching
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 3 (23.08%) QA
6 2 (15.38%) Ruby
6 2 (15.38%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (15.38%) GGSN
6 2 (15.38%) SGSN
6 2 (15.38%) Selenium
6 2 (15.38%) Kanban
6 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SS7
1 2 (15.38%) ISUP
1 2 (15.38%) SIGTRAN
1 2 (15.38%) GGSN
1 2 (15.38%) SGSN
1 2 (15.38%) 3G
1 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
1 2 (15.38%) 4G
2 1 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (7.69%) MPLS
2 1 (7.69%) RTP
2 1 (7.69%) LTE
2 1 (7.69%) MGW
2 1 (7.69%) MSRP
2 1 (7.69%) SCCP
2 1 (7.69%) INAP
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) 2G
2 1 (7.69%) SMS
2 1 (7.69%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) TestNG
2 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
2 2 (15.38%) TestLink
2 2 (15.38%) JUnit
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Billing
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
4 2 (15.38%) QA Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Communications Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
5 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) EPoS
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Time Management
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Coaching
5 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) Kanban
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) V-Model
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) VB
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) Ruby
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) PMP
3 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) HP
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
3 1 (7.69%) Informatica
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Verint
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle