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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 62 71 71
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 17 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.46% 0.57% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.14% 3.45% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 2
Average daily rate
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£255 £278 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -34.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £268 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £281 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
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
277 174 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.76% 16.48% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 95 108
Average daily rate £325 £320 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £139 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -33.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £18.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +7 9 £280 +0.90% 3
High Wycombe - 4 £249 - 4
Aylesbury - - - - 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 23 (95.83%) ISEB
2 16 (66.67%) SQL
3 15 (62.50%) QA
4 14 (58.33%) Finance
5 11 (45.83%) Test Management
6 9 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (29.17%) Waterfall
8 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 6 (25.00%) Banking
8 6 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (20.83%) HP
9 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (16.67%) Selenium
10 4 (16.67%) Automotive
10 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
10 4 (16.67%) SAP
11 3 (12.50%) Java
11 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
11 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 3 (12.50%) Web Testing
11 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
12 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
12 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
12 2 (8.33%) V-Model

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (8.33%) Summit
2 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.17%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Automotive
4 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.17%) Electronics
5 1 (4.17%) Legal
5 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Analyst
2 13 (54.17%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) QA Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) QA Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Functional Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Test Management
2 7 (29.17%) Waterfall
3 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Web Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 2 (8.33%) V-Model
7 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.33%) ITIL
8 1 (4.17%) RAD
8 1 (4.17%) DSDM
8 1 (4.17%) SOA
8 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.17%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) VBScript
4 1 (4.17%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (95.83%) ISEB
2 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (62.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) HP
2 4 (16.67%) SAP
3 2 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
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Posted: 31 minutes ago
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Posted: 14 days ago
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Posted: 21 days ago
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Rate: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago