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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 46 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.26% 0.28% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.69% 1.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £278 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+11.16% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+133.33% +44.57%
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
59 51 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.09% 14.13% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 30
Average daily rate £413 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £528 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
Average hourly rate £47.50 £19.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.75% -47.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £9.35 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £43.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 April 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Unix
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) TestDirector
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
3 2 (40.00%) Smartcard
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) iPad
4 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Protractor
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Content Management
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Electronics
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) HTML

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (20.00%) Protractor
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) iPad
1 2 (40.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle