The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 75 62 74
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.67% 0.36% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.61% 1.26% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate £405 £400 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +56.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £248 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £400 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
306 238 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 25.50% 28.54% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 123 88
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 23
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.55 £16.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +11.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £10.11 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £24.98 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
ISTQB
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £250 -
Marlow - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) QA
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Infor
3 3 (23.08%) V-Model
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) Lawson
3 3 (23.08%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) OO
3 3 (23.08%) ERP
3 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
3 3 (23.08%) Infor M3
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) VBScript
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) Perl
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) OOP
4 2 (15.38%) Active Directory

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Lawson
1 3 (23.08%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) QA Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
1 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (23.08%) V-Model
1 3 (23.08%) Scrum
1 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
1 3 (23.08%) OO
1 3 (23.08%) ERP
1 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
2 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) OOP
2 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
2 2 (15.38%) ITSM
2 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Test Management
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C#
1 3 (23.08%) C++
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) VBScript
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Infor
2 2 (15.38%) HP