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 21 January 2017 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 69 74 86
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.24% 0.41% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 2.06% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £246 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -42.89%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +184.04%

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
279 194 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 33.49% 20.08% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 114 135
Median daily rate £440 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £218 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £521 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 29
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.24 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (42.86%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) CRM
4 3 (42.86%) ERP
4 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
4 3 (42.86%) Test Management
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
5 2 (28.57%) MSTest
5 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 2 (28.57%) Android
5 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle OWB

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (14.29%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) MSTest
2 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Strategy Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy Manager
2 2 (28.57%) UAT Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Call Centre Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Web Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
2 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
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