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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 54 49 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.41% 0.21% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 1.54% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£275 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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
92 65 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.66% 13.71% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 41 29
Average daily rate £315 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £120 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 4
Average hourly rate £15.77 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.90% +35.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 27 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (80.00%) SOAP
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Groovy
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Ant
4 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) GIS
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) WSDL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Ant
2 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA