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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 35 52 47
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.33% 0.62% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 3.06% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £550 £275 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -17.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
-3.67% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
51 98 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.83% 20.25% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 45 39
Median daily rate £450 £319 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.28% -9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £188 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £465 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.77 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% -24.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) MSTest
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) MSTest
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft