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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 60 77 68
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.79% 0.58% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.34% 3.49% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 1
Average daily rate
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£280 £278 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% -44.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-55.00% +11.11%
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
286 172 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.44% 16.49% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 97 86
Average daily rate £330 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 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 £16.50 £18.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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
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 2 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 2 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 +5 8 £340 +22.52% 1
High Wycombe - 4 £249 - 4
Aylesbury +3 2 £313 - 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 2 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 28 (90.32%) ISEB
2 21 (67.74%) QA
3 16 (51.61%) SQL
4 14 (45.16%) Finance
5 13 (41.94%) Test Management
6 12 (38.71%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (29.03%) Java
8 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
9 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
10 6 (19.35%) C
10 6 (19.35%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (19.35%) Banking
11 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Selenium
11 5 (16.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (16.13%) Python
11 5 (16.13%) HP
11 5 (16.13%) C++
11 5 (16.13%) Perl
12 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
12 4 (12.90%) Automotive
12 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
12 4 (12.90%) SAP
12 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
12 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
12 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
13 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
13 3 (9.68%) V-Model

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (6.45%) Summit
2 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (16.13%) Selenium
3 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.45%) Bugzilla
3 2 (6.45%) Subversion
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.23%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (3.23%) Maven
4 1 (3.23%) Ant
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 4 (12.90%) Automotive
3 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Analyst
2 15 (48.39%) Test Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) QA Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) QA Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Quality Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Tester
6 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) QA Leader
8 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) QA Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) SAP Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) QA Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) SAP Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Test Management
2 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
3 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
4 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
5 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.68%) V-Model
6 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Web Testing
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 2 (6.45%) RAD
7 2 (6.45%) DSDM
7 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.45%) CMMI
7 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.45%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) Java
3 6 (19.35%) C
4 5 (16.13%) Python
4 5 (16.13%) C++
4 5 (16.13%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) VBScript
6 1 (3.23%) VB
6 1 (3.23%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (90.32%) ISEB
2 5 (16.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (67.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (38.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) HP
2 4 (12.90%) SAP
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) IBM
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