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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 42 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge - 0.30% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £21.00
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 47 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.45% 14.29% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 66
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.55 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.94% -42.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) TestNG
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Hudson
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) TestNG
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Hudson
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft