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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 106 107 114
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 17 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.67% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.98% 1.48% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 3
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£280 £250 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -41.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
- -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -25.41%
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
571 675 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.51% 26.67% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 285 213
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.84 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.21% -12.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.87 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £27.20 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 +15 9 £260 -13.33% 1
Bracknell +3 3 - -
Slough 0 1 £208 -1.19%
Newbury - 1 £500 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (75.00%) ISEB
2 17 (53.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
4 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
5 12 (37.50%) QA
6 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (34.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (31.25%) Test Automation
7 10 (31.25%) SQL
8 9 (28.13%) Test Management
9 8 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 8 (25.00%) HP
10 7 (21.88%) MS Office
10 7 (21.88%) Degree
10 7 (21.88%) Coaching
11 6 (18.75%) Selenium
11 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (15.63%) 3G
12 5 (15.63%) XML
12 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
12 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
12 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (12.50%) 4G
13 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
13 4 (12.50%) System Testing
13 4 (12.50%) Release Management
13 4 (12.50%) Finance

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (9.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) 3G
2 4 (12.50%) 4G
3 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.38%) GSM
3 3 (9.38%) UMTS
3 3 (9.38%) LTE
4 2 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (6.25%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (6.25%) 2G
4 2 (6.25%) SS7
4 2 (6.25%) ISUP
5 1 (3.13%) DNS
5 1 (3.13%) SCCP
5 1 (3.13%) INAP
5 1 (3.13%) RTP
5 1 (3.13%) VoIP
5 1 (3.13%) HTTP
5 1 (3.13%) SMS
5 1 (3.13%) 3GPP
5 1 (3.13%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) DB2
2 3 (9.38%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (3.13%) DataStage
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Selenium
2 3 (9.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
2 3 (9.38%) Subversion
2 3 (9.38%) JBehave
2 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.25%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) WinRunner
4 1 (3.13%) TestDirector
4 1 (3.13%) eggPlant
4 1 (3.13%) NeoLoad
General
1 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Billing
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 8 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Test Manager
4 6 (18.75%) Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Functional Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Senior QA Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Senior QA Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.13%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) XML
2 3 (9.38%) SOAP
2 3 (9.38%) J2EE
2 3 (9.38%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) Flash
2 3 (9.38%) RESTful
2 3 (9.38%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.13%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Handset
3 1 (3.13%) PDA
3 1 (3.13%) GIS
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) AIX
2 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
2 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (31.25%) Test Automation
4 9 (28.13%) Test Management
5 8 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Coaching
7 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
9 4 (12.50%) System Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Release Management
9 4 (12.50%) TDD
9 4 (12.50%) ITIL
10 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
10 3 (9.38%) Document Management
10 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) Java
2 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) ISEB
2 17 (53.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (21.88%) Degree
4 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
5 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (6.25%) PMP
6 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.13%) MCSE
7 1 (3.13%) MCSA
7 1 (3.13%) MCTS
7 1 (3.13%) MCITP
7 1 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) Netcool
2 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) HP
2 4 (12.50%) Ericsson
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) Capita
4 2 (6.25%) Siebel
4 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 2 (6.25%) Nokia
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.13%) Informatica
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) Veritas
5 1 (3.13%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (3.13%) McAfee
5 1 (3.13%) Cognos
5 1 (3.13%) VMware