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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 71 86 74
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.31% 0.17% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 0.74% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate £415 £431 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.76% +26.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £376 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £486 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
209 269 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.41% 23.25% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 120 101
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £144 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 8
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £15.00 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £31.80 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 2 £415 -17.00%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (77.78%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (33.33%) Middleware
4 3 (33.33%) Aerospace
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 3 (33.33%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) Validation
5 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) Selenium
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) System Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) Confluence
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Web Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Middleware
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) VMware