The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 65 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.14% - 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% - 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate
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- - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+120.96% -65.41%
ISTQB
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
99 99 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 13.38% 14.14% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 49 58
Average daily rate £325 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £215 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 13
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £41.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -21.73%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge - 1 - -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (57.14%) ISEB
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) ATM
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (14.29%) Volume Testing
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
4 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Siebel
4 1 (14.29%) ERP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Volume Testing
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Siebel
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) JD Edwards
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP