The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -59.13%
ISTQB
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
35 46 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.77% 16.97% 26.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 58
Average daily rate £368 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.60% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.55 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.94% -36.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Cambridge region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) TestNG
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Hudson
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) TestNG
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (50.00%) Hudson
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft