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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 64 71 69
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 18 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.43% 0.49% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.84% 3.01% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 1
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£350 £278 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.12% -44.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £279 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.59% -7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+9.16% +25.00%
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
372 166 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 29.52% 16.32% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 87 83
Average daily rate £350 £273 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.44% -9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 8 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.82 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.53% -29.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.45 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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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 0 8 £340 +22.52% 1
High Wycombe - 3 £363 - 2
Aylesbury - 2 £313 - 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 29 (90.63%) ISEB
2 21 (65.63%) QA
3 16 (50.00%) SQL
4 14 (43.75%) Finance
5 13 (40.63%) Test Management
5 13 (40.63%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (34.38%) Java
7 8 (25.00%) C
7 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
8 7 (21.88%) Banking
9 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (18.75%) C++
9 6 (18.75%) Perl
9 6 (18.75%) Python
10 5 (15.63%) HP
10 5 (15.63%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
10 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (12.50%) Selenium
11 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 4 (12.50%) SAP
11 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
11 4 (12.50%) Automotive
11 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
12 3 (9.38%) ITIL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Summit
2 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (12.50%) Selenium
3 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.25%) Bugzilla
4 2 (6.25%) Subversion
5 1 (3.13%) Maven
5 1 (3.13%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.13%) Ant
General
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Banking
3 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
4 4 (12.50%) Automotive
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.13%) Electronics
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Analyst
2 14 (43.75%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) QA Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) QA Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) QA Leader
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) SAP Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Functional Tester
7 1 (3.13%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Test Management
2 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Web Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
5 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
5 3 (9.38%) V-Model
5 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL
6 2 (6.25%) RAD
6 2 (6.25%) DSDM
6 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.25%) CMMI
6 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (34.38%) Java
3 8 (25.00%) C
4 6 (18.75%) C++
4 6 (18.75%) Perl
4 6 (18.75%) Python
5 2 (6.25%) VBScript
6 1 (3.13%) VB
6 1 (3.13%) C#
6 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (90.63%) ISEB
2 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (65.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (40.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) HP
2 4 (12.50%) SAP
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) IBM
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