The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 318 293 225
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -68
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 336 399 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.77% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.18% 3.99% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 238 224
Median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -28.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £17.00 £33.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £148.50 £33.00 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+30.83% +122.22%
ISTQB
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10578 9997 9407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.24% 19.33% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6650 6070 5373
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 477 419
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.02 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £52.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +31.57%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in England

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in England

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in England

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in England

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Histogram in England

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
London -7 96 £350 +2.94% 31
South East -30 88 £350 -6.66% 18
West Midlands -16 34 £330 +10.00% 9
Yorkshire +12 32 £313 +7.75% 11
South West -13 30 £325 - 9
North West -21 20 £300 -20.63% 9
East of England +29 15 £269 -2.27% 8
North East -36 9 £353 +7.42% 3
East Midlands +3 7 £189 -31.27% 5
Midlands - 4 £350 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 England region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 510 (68.00%) ISEB
2 325 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 234 (31.20%) Finance
5 232 (30.93%) Software Testing
6 224 (29.87%) Test Scripting
7 209 (27.87%) SQL
8 184 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 181 (24.13%) JIRA
10 161 (21.47%) Security Cleared
11 157 (20.93%) Java
12 154 (20.53%) Selenium
13 150 (20.00%) QA
14 142 (18.93%) HP
15 128 (17.07%) Microsoft
16 125 (16.67%) Defect Management
17 122 (16.27%) Functional Testing
18 121 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
19 116 (15.47%) Regression Testing
20 111 (14.80%) Integration Testing
21 107 (14.27%) Waterfall
22 105 (14.00%) Test Strategy
23 103 (13.73%) Test Management
24 102 (13.60%) Test Automation
25 99 (13.20%) Oracle
26 97 (12.93%) SDLC
27 95 (12.67%) SC Cleared
28 88 (11.73%) BDD
29 84 (11.20%) System Integration Testing
29 84 (11.20%) Linux

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 41 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 32 (4.27%) Confluence
3 14 (1.87%) IIS
4 8 (1.07%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.07%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.53%) SAS
8 3 (0.40%) CMS
8 3 (0.40%) JBoss
9 2 (0.27%) Apache
9 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.13%) Documentum
10 1 (0.13%) Drupal
10 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 74 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 54 (7.20%) MS Office
3 17 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.80%) MS Project
6 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.87%) Sonata
3 12 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (1.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.53%) Magento
7 4 (0.53%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.40%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.13%) Maximo
9 1 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.13%) TRIRIGA
9 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.53%) SaaS
5 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.40%) IaaS
5 3 (0.40%) PaaS
6 1 (0.13%) FinancialForce.com
6 1 (0.13%) Office 365
6 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.00%) Internet
2 13 (1.73%) VLAN
3 10 (1.33%) SAN
4 6 (0.80%) Skype
4 6 (0.80%) WAN
5 5 (0.67%) LAN
5 5 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.67%) Wireshark
5 5 (0.67%) ZigBee
6 4 (0.53%) Network Security
7 3 (0.40%) Firewall
7 3 (0.40%) HTTP
7 3 (0.40%) SSH
7 3 (0.40%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.27%) DNS
8 2 (0.27%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.13%) DSL
9 1 (0.13%) GPRS
9 1 (0.13%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (7.60%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.20%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.53%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.53%) MySQL
5 4 (0.53%) Pentaho
6 2 (0.27%) Big Data
6 2 (0.27%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (0.27%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (0.27%) HPCC
6 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.27%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.27%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.27%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 181 (24.13%) JIRA
2 154 (20.53%) Selenium
3 83 (11.07%) Cucumber
4 69 (9.20%) HP UFT
5 66 (8.80%) WebDriver
6 53 (7.07%) LoadRunner
7 40 (5.33%) SoapUI
8 39 (5.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 38 (5.07%) JMeter
10 26 (3.47%) Jenkins
11 24 (3.20%) Visual Studio
12 22 (2.93%) Maven
12 22 (2.93%) SpecFlow
13 18 (2.40%) Git (software)
14 17 (2.27%) Hudson
15 15 (2.00%) JUnit
15 15 (2.00%) Zephyr
16 14 (1.87%) Ant
16 14 (1.87%) Gradle
16 14 (1.87%) jMock
General
1 234 (31.20%) Finance
2 68 (9.07%) Banking
3 56 (7.47%) Retail
4 31 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.60%) Games
5 12 (1.60%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.33%) Automotive
7 7 (0.93%) Back Office
7 7 (0.93%) Billing
7 7 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.93%) Legal
8 6 (0.80%) Electronics
8 6 (0.80%) Marketing
9 5 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.67%) Military
9 5 (0.67%) Publishing
10 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.53%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 371 (49.47%) Analyst
2 345 (46.00%) Test Analyst
3 90 (12.00%) Test Manager
4 89 (11.87%) Tester
5 76 (10.13%) Test Engineer
6 72 (9.60%) Test Leader
7 45 (6.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 41 (5.47%) Senior Analyst
9 38 (5.07%) Senior Test Analyst
10 37 (4.93%) Financial Analyst
11 34 (4.53%) Agile Test Analyst
12 30 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
13 28 (3.73%) QA Analyst
14 25 (3.33%) Service Analyst
15 22 (2.93%) Selenium Test Analyst
15 22 (2.93%) Test Specialist
16 21 (2.80%) UAT Analyst
16 21 (2.80%) UAT Test Analyst
17 20 (2.67%) Automation Tester
17 20 (2.67%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (7.87%) HTML
2 57 (7.60%) .NET
2 57 (7.60%) XML
3 43 (5.73%) Web Services
4 28 (3.73%) ASP.NET
5 27 (3.60%) SOAP
6 25 (3.33%) REST
7 23 (3.07%) Spring
8 16 (2.13%) Gherkin
8 16 (2.13%) Java EE
9 15 (2.00%) Ajax
9 15 (2.00%) Hibernate
10 14 (1.87%) JMS
10 14 (1.87%) JSP
10 14 (1.87%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (1.47%) Behat
12 8 (1.07%) Middleware
13 7 (0.93%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.80%) XML Messaging
15 5 (0.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (2.40%) Client/Server
2 18 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.60%) Smart Meter
6 11 (1.47%) Equities
7 9 (1.20%) CMDB
8 8 (1.07%) Data Centre
9 7 (0.93%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.93%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.80%) AS400
10 6 (0.80%) Derivative
10 6 (0.80%) Fat Client
10 6 (0.80%) Performance Metrics
10 6 (0.80%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.67%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.67%) EPoS
11 5 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 84 (11.20%) Linux
2 82 (10.93%) Windows
3 70 (9.33%) Unix
4 19 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (0.93%) Android
6 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.80%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (30.93%) Software Testing
3 224 (29.87%) Test Scripting
4 184 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 125 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 122 (16.27%) Functional Testing
7 116 (15.47%) Regression Testing
8 111 (14.80%) Integration Testing
9 107 (14.27%) Waterfall
10 105 (14.00%) Test Strategy
11 103 (13.73%) Test Management
12 102 (13.60%) Test Automation
13 97 (12.93%) SDLC
14 88 (11.73%) BDD
15 84 (11.20%) System Integration Testing
16 76 (10.13%) System Testing
17 74 (9.87%) Automated Testing
18 70 (9.33%) Non-Functional Testing
19 69 (9.20%) Test Planning
20 66 (8.80%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 209 (27.87%) SQL
2 157 (20.93%) Java
3 72 (9.60%) JavaScript
4 69 (9.20%) C#
5 42 (5.60%) Python
6 30 (4.00%) Ruby
7 27 (3.60%) VB
8 24 (3.20%) Bash Shell
9 19 (2.53%) PHP
10 18 (2.40%) VBScript
11 17 (2.27%) Groovy
12 16 (2.13%) PowerShell
13 15 (2.00%) C
14 14 (1.87%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.33%) Perl
15 10 (1.33%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.20%) C++
17 6 (0.80%) Scala
18 5 (0.67%) T-SQL
19 4 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 510 (68.00%) ISEB
2 250 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 161 (21.47%) Security Cleared
4 95 (12.67%) SC Cleared
5 69 (9.20%) Degree
6 68 (9.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 50 (6.67%) DV Cleared
8 21 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.60%) CCNA
9 12 (1.60%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (1.20%) MCITP
12 8 (1.07%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.40%) PhD
15 2 (0.27%) MCP
15 2 (0.27%) OCP
15 2 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.27%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (20.00%) QA
2 8 (1.07%) SLA
3 5 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.13%) EMIR
5 1 (0.13%) FINREP
5 1 (0.13%) MiFID
5 1 (0.13%) SDET
System Software
1 14 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.80%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.40%) vSphere
7 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 121 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.73%) Puppet
3 9 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.93%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.53%) SCCM
7 3 (0.40%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (0.40%) SCOM
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 142 (18.93%) HP
2 128 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 99 (13.20%) Oracle
4 38 (5.07%) SAP
5 23 (3.07%) Atlassian
5 23 (3.07%) Rally
6 20 (2.67%) Cognos
7 18 (2.40%) IBM
8 17 (2.27%) VMware
9 14 (1.87%) Cisco
10 8 (1.07%) Remedy
11 7 (0.93%) Intel Security
12 6 (0.80%) Pega
12 6 (0.80%) Thunderhead
13 5 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.67%) webMethods
14 4 (0.53%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.53%) Red Hat
15 3 (0.40%) Informatica
15 3 (0.40%) ServiceNow
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