The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 81 74 63
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.92% 0.66% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.34% 3.59% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 1
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£350 £285 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -16.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £21.00
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
359 195 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 27.49% 18.47% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 94 84
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 4 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +54.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
High Wycombe +5 3 £363 -8.22% 2
Milton Keynes -13 3 £450 +59.29% 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 26 (89.66%) ISEB
2 18 (62.07%) QA
3 14 (48.28%) SQL
4 12 (41.38%) Java
4 12 (41.38%) Finance
4 12 (41.38%) Test Management
5 11 (37.93%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
6 9 (31.03%) C
7 7 (24.14%) Banking
8 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Perl
8 6 (20.69%) Python
8 6 (20.69%) C++
8 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
8 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
9 5 (17.24%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (17.24%) Selenium
9 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
10 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
10 4 (13.79%) HP
10 4 (13.79%) Oracle
10 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
11 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
11 3 (10.34%) Test Automation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Summit
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (17.24%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.90%) Bugzilla
3 2 (6.90%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.45%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (3.45%) Ant
4 1 (3.45%) Maven
General
1 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Banking
3 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
4 3 (10.34%) Automotive
5 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Analyst
2 12 (41.38%) Test Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) QA Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Tester
4 5 (17.24%) QA Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Quality Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Software Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Test Manager
6 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.90%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) QA Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) SAP Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Quality Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Test Management
2 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
3 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (20.69%) Waterfall
4 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
6 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
6 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
6 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.34%) Web Testing
7 2 (6.90%) CMMI
7 2 (6.90%) ITIL
7 2 (6.90%) RAD
7 2 (6.90%) DSDM
7 2 (6.90%) V-Model
7 2 (6.90%) Manual Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) Java
3 9 (31.03%) C
4 6 (20.69%) Perl
4 6 (20.69%) Python
4 6 (20.69%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) VBScript
5 1 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (89.66%) ISEB
2 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (62.07%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (37.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) HP
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft