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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 63 76 65
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.34% 1.05% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.22% 4.79% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 13
Median daily rate £375 £319 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £220 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £279
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £12.38
% change year-on-year
+11.66% +142.42%
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
230 292 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 25.67% 21.86% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 188 157
Median daily rate £413 £390 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +6.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Median hourly rate £10.24 £45.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.49% +203.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £17.77 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £46.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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
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 30 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +12 10 £375 +63.04%
High Wycombe +7 2 £245 -34.66%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 15 (68.18%) ISEB
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Selenium
2 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 8 (36.36%) JIRA
3 8 (36.36%) SDLC
4 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (31.82%) QA
4 7 (31.82%) Test Strategy
4 7 (31.82%) Linux
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (31.82%) HP
4 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (31.82%) Finance
4 7 (31.82%) Retail
5 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 6 (27.27%) HTML
5 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 6 (27.27%) SQL
5 6 (27.27%) Defect Management
6 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
6 5 (22.73%) Java
6 5 (22.73%) XML
6 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
6 5 (22.73%) Spring
6 5 (22.73%) Maven
7 4 (18.18%) Banking
7 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (18.18%) Workflow

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 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (18.18%) MS Office
2 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (18.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle OWB
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Selenium
2 8 (36.36%) JIRA
3 5 (22.73%) Maven
3 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
4 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
5 2 (9.09%) MSTest
5 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
1 7 (31.82%) Retail
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.64%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (13.64%) Strategy Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Web Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
2 5 (22.73%) Spring
2 5 (22.73%) XML
3 4 (18.18%) JSP
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) Unix
3 2 (9.09%) Android
3 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 8 (36.36%) SDLC
3 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (31.82%) Test Strategy
4 6 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
6 4 (18.18%) Change Control
6 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 4 (18.18%) ITIL
6 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Project Management
6 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 4 (18.18%) System Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Test Management
6 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
6 4 (18.18%) Workflow
7 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) ISEB
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
2 4 (18.18%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) HP
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Remedy
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) SAP
4 2 (9.09%) Informatica