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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 103 104 110
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.31% 0.53% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 2.08% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 6
Median daily rate £375 £348 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £455 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +133.54%

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
528 626 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.93% 25.40% 26.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 311 280
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 18
Median hourly rate £14.25 £39.00 £23.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.46% +64.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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
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 18 January 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
Bracknell - 2 £350 -
Reading +5 1 - -
Slough +5 1 £420 +68.00%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 16 (69.57%) ISEB
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Software Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Test Management
4 8 (34.78%) Scrum
5 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
6 6 (26.09%) Windows
7 5 (21.74%) Linux
7 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
7 5 (21.74%) JIRA
7 5 (21.74%) Selenium
7 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
8 4 (17.39%) QA
8 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
8 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle
8 4 (17.39%) Unix
8 4 (17.39%) HP
8 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
9 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
9 3 (13.04%) Finance
9 3 (13.04%) VLAN
9 3 (13.04%) Data Management
9 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
9 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
9 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
9 3 (13.04%) Open Source

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 (8.70%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
2 1 (4.35%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (4.35%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) VLAN
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) JIRA
1 5 (21.74%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.70%) Capybara
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.70%) Hudson
3 2 (8.70%) JMeter
3 2 (8.70%) JUnit
3 2 (8.70%) Maven
3 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
3 2 (8.70%) TestLink
3 2 (8.70%) TestNG
4 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.35%) Gradle
4 1 (4.35%) Robot Framework
4 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Test Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Test Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Test Leader
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Test Manager
4 3 (13.04%) BSS Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) OSS Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior BSS Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior OSS Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Automation Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) QA Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) RESTful
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Unix
4 2 (8.70%) Android
4 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Software Testing
2 9 (39.13%) Test Management
3 8 (34.78%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
5 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
5 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
6 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
6 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (13.04%) Data Management
7 3 (13.04%) Open Source
7 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 3 (13.04%) V-Model
8 2 (8.70%) Content Management
8 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) C++
2 1 (4.35%) Groovy
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) ISEB
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (4.35%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) HP
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Progress
2 1 (4.35%) Saba
2 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.35%) SAP
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