The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Brentwood region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 21 - 10
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 1.27% - 2.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% - 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+44.57% -65.41%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Brentwood region.

Qualifications Category
Brentwood
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
15 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brentwood 18.99% 8.51% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Average daily rate £525 £380 £750
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.15% -49.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £295 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £380 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £50.50 - £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Brentwood region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Brentwood

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Brentwood region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Brentwood

ISTQB
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Brentwood 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) AS400
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Brentwood 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (50.00%) SAP