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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 83 79 67
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.58% 0.69% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.69% 2.65% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Average daily rate
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£363 £261 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.75% -12.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £230 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £280 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £323 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+125.92% -46.00%
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
260 339 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.61% 25.90% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 190 99
Average daily rate £400 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 9
Average hourly rate £46.00 £15.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+192.06% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £11.85 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £34.20 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 1 July 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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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 5 £370 +38.31% 3
High Wycombe +4 1 £375 +53.06% 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 9 (75.00%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle
6 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Automotive
6 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (8.33%) Electronics
7 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Test Management
7 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (8.33%) SAP BW
1 1 (8.33%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (8.33%) ClearQuest
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Test Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Tester
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Tester
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Biometrics
1 1 (8.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 6 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 1 (8.33%) V-Model
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Management
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
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