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 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 50 66 65
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.19% 0.73% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 4.11% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 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
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
92 146 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 17.29% 17.65% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 71 62
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £200 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 12
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 Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +17 1 £550 +100.00%
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire 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