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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 101 106 115
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 0.55% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 2.26% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 8
Median daily rate £352 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £455 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
520 620 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.52% 24.54% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 322 306
Median daily rate £395 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 34 26
Median hourly rate £15.50 £49.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.36% +56.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £7.68 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Wokingham - 3 £325 -
Reading +10 2 - -
Slough +7 1 £420 +68.00%
Bracknell - 1 £375 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 17 (70.83%) ISEB
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Test Management
2 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Selenium
3 8 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (29.17%) SQL
5 6 (25.00%) Oracle
5 6 (25.00%) Scrum
5 6 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Data Management
6 5 (20.83%) Unix
6 5 (20.83%) JIRA
6 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
7 4 (16.67%) QA
7 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Windows
7 4 (16.67%) Linux
7 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.67%) JMeter
7 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
8 3 (12.50%) HP
8 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 3 (12.50%) Java
8 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing

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 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.17%) CMS
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) SuccessFactors
1 2 (8.33%) Taleo
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (20.83%) JIRA
3 4 (16.67%) JMeter
4 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.33%) Capybara
5 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.33%) Hudson
5 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
5 2 (8.33%) TestLink
6 1 (4.17%) Ant
6 1 (4.17%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
6 1 (4.17%) Gradle
6 1 (4.17%) Robot Framework
6 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.17%) TestNG
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Test Leader
3 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) BSS Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) OSS Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Senior BSS Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior OSS Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) JSON
1 1 (4.17%) REST
1 1 (4.17%) RESTful
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Unix
2 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Android
3 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (37.50%) Test Management
1 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Scrum
3 6 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Data Management
4 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
5 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Open Source
6 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) C
3 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) Groovy
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) ISEB
2 8 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (4.17%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Saba
3 2 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Progress
4 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com