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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 109 115 106
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.47% 0.52% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.98% 1.96% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 12
Average daily rate £345 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £366 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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
605 716 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.81% 26.40% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 297 278
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 23 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% +146.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.59 £11.50 £14.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £90.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Reading -3 7 £359 +2.50% 4
Slough +7 3 £250 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 13 (65.00%) ISEB
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Test Management
3 7 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) HP
4 6 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Introscope
5 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (25.00%) nmon
5 5 (25.00%) JProfiler
5 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (25.00%) Unix
5 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (25.00%) Middleware
5 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Toad
5 5 (25.00%) FTP
5 5 (25.00%) VB
5 5 (25.00%) WebLogic
5 5 (25.00%) C++
5 5 (25.00%) Java
5 5 (25.00%) Solaris

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) FTP
2 3 (15.00%) HTTP
2 3 (15.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (10.00%) Value-Added Service
3 2 (10.00%) ZigBee
4 1 (5.00%) DVB
4 1 (5.00%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Introscope
1 5 (25.00%) JProfiler
1 5 (25.00%) Toad
2 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (15.00%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (10.00%) LabVIEW
4 2 (10.00%) SilkPerformer
4 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.00%) JIRA
5 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 4 (20.00%) Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Network Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Tester
6 1 (5.00%) RF Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) RF Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Middleware
2 3 (15.00%) JDBC
2 3 (15.00%) ODBC
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Smart Meter
3 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) DTV
4 1 (5.00%) IPTV
4 1 (5.00%) MPEG
4 1 (5.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Solaris
2 5 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (45.00%) Test Management
2 6 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (20.00%) CRM
4 4 (20.00%) ERP
4 4 (20.00%) MSF
4 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Usability Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Contact Management
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) C++
2 5 (25.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (25.00%) VB
3 4 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) ISEB
2 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (25.00%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (25.00%) nmon
3 2 (10.00%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) HP
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) BMC
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
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