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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 92 115 107
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.88% 0.45% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.13% 1.55% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £206 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £375 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -6.00%
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
508 708 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.19% 29.08% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 294 243
Average daily rate £395 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 8 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% +2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 +11 10 £260 -9.56% 7
Bracknell -1 3 - -
Slough +5 2 £450 +114.28%
Newbury - 1 £500 - 2
Wokingham - 1 - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 27 (77.14%) ISEB
2 19 (54.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (51.43%) Test Scripting
4 15 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (37.14%) SQL
6 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (31.43%) Software Testing
7 11 (31.43%) QA
7 11 (31.43%) Test Management
8 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
8 10 (28.57%) Telecoms
9 9 (25.71%) HP
9 9 (25.71%) Test Strategy
10 8 (22.86%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (22.86%) Test Planning
10 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (22.86%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (20.00%) Integration Testing
12 6 (17.14%) Degree
12 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
12 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
12 6 (17.14%) MS Office
12 6 (17.14%) XML
12 6 (17.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
13 5 (14.29%) DB2
13 5 (14.29%) Java
13 5 (14.29%) ETL
13 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 (8.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) GSM
1 3 (8.57%) UMTS
1 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.57%) 3G
1 3 (8.57%) LTE
1 3 (8.57%) 4G
2 2 (5.71%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (2.86%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) DB2
2 3 (8.57%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (2.86%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Selenium
2 4 (11.43%) HP UFT
2 4 (11.43%) LoadRunner
3 3 (8.57%) Subversion
3 3 (8.57%) JBehave
3 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.71%) JIRA
4 2 (5.71%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (2.86%) WinRunner
5 1 (2.86%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.86%) eggPlant
5 1 (2.86%) NeoLoad
General
1 10 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 4 (11.43%) Retail
3 4 (11.43%) Billing
4 2 (5.71%) Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
1 12 (34.29%) Test Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Test Manager
2 8 (22.86%) Test Leader
3 4 (11.43%) Tester
4 3 (8.57%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Data Migration Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Data Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Data Manager
6 1 (2.86%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) XML
2 3 (8.57%) Flash
2 3 (8.57%) HTML
2 3 (8.57%) J2EE
2 3 (8.57%) RESTful
2 3 (8.57%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.71%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) JSF
4 1 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Handset
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) PDA
3 1 (2.86%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.86%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) UNIX
2 2 (5.71%) AIX
3 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Test Scripting
2 15 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (31.43%) Software Testing
4 11 (31.43%) Test Management
5 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 9 (25.71%) Test Strategy
7 8 (22.86%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (22.86%) Test Planning
7 8 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (20.00%) Integration Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
10 5 (14.29%) TDD
10 5 (14.29%) ETL
10 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
11 4 (11.43%) System Testing
11 4 (11.43%) Coaching
11 4 (11.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.71%) Python
5 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (77.14%) ISEB
2 19 (54.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) Degree
4 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.86%) MCSE
6 1 (2.86%) MCSA
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.86%) MCTS
6 1 (2.86%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (31.43%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.86%) Netcool
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) HP
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
3 2 (5.71%) Siebel
3 2 (5.71%) Ericsson
3 2 (5.71%) Nokia
3 2 (5.71%) Capita
3 2 (5.71%) Talend
4 1 (2.86%) Veritas
4 1 (2.86%) McAfee
4 1 (2.86%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.86%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Cognos