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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 93 109 125
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +16
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 16 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.83% 0.36% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.24% 1.38% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 4
Median daily rate £350 £298 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £234 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £399 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
494 654 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.50% 25.91% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 298 315
Median daily rate £400 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 63 12
Median hourly rate £17.06 £30.90 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.78% +81.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £47.50 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Bracknell +5 4 £350 -
Reading +3 4 £301 -18.23%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 18 (72.00%) ISEB
2 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (40.00%) Test Management
3 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (28.00%) Scrum
5 6 (24.00%) Windows
5 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.00%) QA
6 5 (20.00%) Selenium
6 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (20.00%) Linux
6 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (20.00%) JIRA
7 4 (16.00%) HP
7 4 (16.00%) Finance
7 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Open Source
8 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.00%) V-Model
8 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
8 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (12.00%) Oracle
8 3 (12.00%) Unix

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 2 (8.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
2 1 (4.00%) PaaS
2 1 (4.00%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (4.00%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) VLAN
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) JIRA
1 5 (20.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.00%) Capybara
3 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.00%) Hudson
3 2 (8.00%) JUnit
3 2 (8.00%) Maven
3 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (8.00%) TestLink
3 2 (8.00%) TestNG
3 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.00%) Ant
4 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.00%) JMeter
4 1 (4.00%) Robot Framework
4 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Test Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 5 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Test Manager
5 3 (12.00%) BSS Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) OSS Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior BSS Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior OSS Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) QA Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) RESTful
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) JSON
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) Unix
4 2 (8.00%) Android
4 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 10 (40.00%) Test Management
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Scrum
4 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 5 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.00%) Data Management
7 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Open Source
7 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.00%) V-Model
8 2 (8.00%) Content Management
8 2 (8.00%) OOP
8 2 (8.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) C++
2 1 (4.00%) Groovy
2 1 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (4.00%) Ruby
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (72.00%) ISEB
2 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) HP
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) NetSuite
4 1 (4.00%) Progress
4 1 (4.00%) Saba
4 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com