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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 71 74 75
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 14 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.15% 0.73% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.07% 4.15% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 3
Average daily rate
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£250 £278 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.90% -20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £268 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £281 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £291
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +9.87%
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
276 193 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.60% 17.66% 26.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 102 135
Average daily rate £325 £320 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +5.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £155 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 11
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 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £38.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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
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 29 August 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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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 -2 7 £271 -2.25% 2
High Wycombe - 3 £248 - 4
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (84.00%) ISEB
2 17 (68.00%) QA
3 15 (60.00%) SQL
4 13 (52.00%) Finance
5 10 (40.00%) Test Management
5 10 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (24.00%) HP
7 5 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (20.00%) Banking
7 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Automotive
8 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (16.00%) VBScript
8 4 (16.00%) C#
8 4 (16.00%) SAP
8 4 (16.00%) ITIL
9 3 (12.00%) Windows
9 3 (12.00%) C++
9 3 (12.00%) Java
9 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (12.00%) OO
9 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
9 3 (12.00%) ITSM
9 3 (12.00%) Scrum
9 3 (12.00%) Load Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Summit
2 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (12.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.00%) Automotive
4 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.00%) Electronics
5 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Analyst
2 14 (56.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Quality Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) QA Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) QA Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) SAP Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (4.00%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Test Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
1 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Test Management
2 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Load Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Web Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (12.00%) ITSM
5 3 (12.00%) OO
5 3 (12.00%) Scrum
6 2 (8.00%) OOP
6 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.00%) V-Model
6 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) VBScript
2 4 (16.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) C++
3 3 (12.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) Perl
4 2 (8.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (84.00%) ISEB
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (68.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) HP
2 4 (16.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
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