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 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 78 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.54% 0.67% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.23% 2.54% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +1.25%
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%
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
314 315 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.08% 26.49% 27.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 165 118
Average daily rate £385 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.75 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.96% -15.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.47 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £29.00 £23.15
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 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
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 24 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Milton Keynes -1 7 £350 - 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 7 (70.00%) ISEB
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
5 1 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (10.00%) SAP BW
1 1 (10.00%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (10.00%) Automotive
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (30.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
1 1 (10.00%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft