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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 70 67 81
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.76% 0.50% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.08% 2.23% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Median daily rate £335 £415 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.27% +20.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £307 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £523 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
336 224 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 36.29% 22.29% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 136 153
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 15
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -21.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.40% +86.66%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 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
Milton Keynes +2 5 £335 -19.27%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) SAP
4 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
4 3 (37.50%) Smoke Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Biometrics
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Document Management
6 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
6 1 (12.50%) VBA
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) UAT Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) UAT Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) QA Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Call Centre Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripter
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Biometrics
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (12.50%) Document Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
1 3 (37.50%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft