The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Croydon region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 0.94% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
25 20 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 23.58% 30.77% 36.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 29
Average daily rate £438 £400 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £475 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
ISTQB
London

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

ISTQB
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Corporate Banking
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) UAT Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center