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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 54 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.33% 0.14% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 1.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £355 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £332 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +120.96%
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
86 98 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.17% 13.30% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 47 48
Median daily rate £425 £325 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £104 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £487 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £12.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.00% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 5 May 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
Peterborough - 1 £335 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 11 (91.67%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Unix
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) QA
4 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
5 3 (25.00%) TestDirector
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Change Control
6 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) iPad
6 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) System Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 2 (16.67%) ClearCase
6 2 (16.67%) Smartcard
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) Scrum
7 1 (8.33%) Change Management

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 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (16.67%) ClearCase
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) MSTest
3 1 (8.33%) NUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Protractor
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Systems Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) WCF
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) iPad
2 2 (16.67%) Smartcard
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Unix
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
1 5 (41.67%) SDLC
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Change Control
3 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) System Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Content Management
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards