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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 58 57 54
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.59% 0.18% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 0.87% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£350 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -59.13%
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
92 115 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 13.57% 21.10% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 55 67
Average daily rate £384 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £212 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 21
Average hourly rate £12.45 £24.25 £21.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.65% +10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.50 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.75 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 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
Peterborough +2 3 £350 -
Cambridge - - - - 3
Huntingdon - - - -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) ERP
5 2 (25.00%) ATM
6 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
6 1 (12.50%) Siebel
6 1 (12.50%) UNIX
6 1 (12.50%) Windows

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) TestNG
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
2 1 (12.50%) Hudson
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) ERP
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) V-Model
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Siebel