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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 311 322 204
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -118
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 342 336 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.67% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.21% 3.57% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 190 249
Median daily rate £335 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £225 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £105.50 £35.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+201.42% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.90 £19.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £161.10 £35.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.93 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-50.25% +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
10661 9399 9311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.58% 18.77% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6734 5581 5446
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 470 435
Median hourly rate £27.90 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +20.60%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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
South East -35 98 £350 -10.25% 21
London -13 90 £375 +7.14% 26
South West -1 34 £325 +3.01% 10
Yorkshire +15 28 £300 +7.14% 12
West Midlands -15 27 £290 -27.50% 9
North West -8 24 £300 -2.43% 12
East of England +19 16 £294 +25.00% 4
North East -45 14 £338 - 1
Midlands - 5 £338 -
East Midlands -3 4 £189 -28.00% 10
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 530 (69.46%) ISEB
2 339 (44.43%) Agile Software Development
3 259 (33.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 243 (31.85%) Software Testing
5 236 (30.93%) Test Scripting
5 236 (30.93%) SQL
6 231 (30.28%) Finance
7 179 (23.46%) User Acceptance Testing
8 165 (21.63%) Security Cleared
9 159 (20.84%) JIRA
10 155 (20.31%) QA
11 152 (19.92%) Selenium
12 149 (19.53%) Java
13 144 (18.87%) HP
14 142 (18.61%) Microsoft
15 129 (16.91%) HP Quality Center
16 123 (16.12%) Functional Testing
17 118 (15.47%) Defect Management
18 117 (15.33%) Oracle
19 115 (15.07%) Test Strategy
20 114 (14.94%) Integration Testing
21 110 (14.42%) Test Management
22 108 (14.15%) Regression Testing
23 107 (14.02%) Waterfall
24 105 (13.76%) Test Automation
25 94 (12.32%) SDLC
26 93 (12.19%) Linux
26 93 (12.19%) SC Cleared
27 91 (11.93%) System Integration Testing
28 88 (11.53%) Windows

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 50 (6.55%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.06%) Confluence
3 13 (1.70%) IIS
4 10 (1.31%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.18%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.05%) JBoss
7 7 (0.92%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.66%) SAS
9 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.52%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.26%) Apache
11 2 (0.26%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.26%) CMS
11 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Portal
12 1 (0.13%) ATG Dynamo
12 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.13%) Drupal
12 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 73 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 62 (8.13%) MS Office
3 13 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.66%) MS Project
6 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Mingle
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 13 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.79%) Sonata
5 5 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.52%) Magento
6 4 (0.52%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.13%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.13%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.52%) SaaS
4 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.39%) IaaS
4 3 (0.39%) PaaS
5 1 (0.13%) FinancialForce.com
5 1 (0.13%) Office 365
5 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.97%) VLAN
2 12 (1.57%) Internet
3 9 (1.18%) SAN
4 8 (1.05%) WAN
5 6 (0.79%) Skype
5 6 (0.79%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.66%) HTTP
6 5 (0.66%) LAN
6 5 (0.66%) ZigBee
7 4 (0.52%) Firewall
8 3 (0.39%) DNS
8 3 (0.39%) SSH
8 3 (0.39%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.26%) Intranet
9 2 (0.26%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.26%) Network Security
9 2 (0.26%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.26%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.13%) Broadband
10 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.49%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.44%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.31%) Hadoop
5 10 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.66%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.52%) MySQL
7 4 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.52%) Pentaho
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.26%) Big Data
9 2 (0.26%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (0.26%) GIS
9 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 159 (20.84%) JIRA
2 152 (19.92%) Selenium
3 81 (10.62%) Cucumber
4 73 (9.57%) HP UFT
5 58 (7.60%) WebDriver
6 56 (7.34%) LoadRunner
7 46 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 40 (5.24%) SoapUI
9 35 (4.59%) JMeter
10 26 (3.41%) Visual Studio
11 21 (2.75%) Jenkins
12 19 (2.49%) Git (software)
12 19 (2.49%) Maven
12 19 (2.49%) SpecFlow
13 18 (2.36%) Toad
14 14 (1.83%) JUnit
14 14 (1.83%) Zephyr
15 13 (1.70%) Ant
15 13 (1.70%) Gradle
15 13 (1.70%) Hudson
General
1 231 (30.28%) Finance
2 67 (8.78%) Banking
3 57 (7.47%) Retail
4 34 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.70%) Games
5 13 (1.70%) Retail Banking
6 11 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.05%) Legal
8 7 (0.92%) Automotive
8 7 (0.92%) Billing
9 6 (0.79%) Electronics
9 6 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.66%) Marketing
10 5 (0.66%) Military
11 4 (0.52%) Back Office
11 4 (0.52%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.39%) Advertising
12 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 382 (50.07%) Analyst
2 354 (46.40%) Test Analyst
3 100 (13.11%) Tester
4 94 (12.32%) Test Manager
5 82 (10.75%) Test Engineer
6 67 (8.78%) Test Leader
7 43 (5.64%) Automation Test Analyst
8 36 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
9 33 (4.33%) QA Analyst
9 33 (4.33%) Senior Test Analyst
10 32 (4.19%) Agile Test Analyst
11 31 (4.06%) Financial Analyst
12 28 (3.67%) Manual Test Analyst
13 25 (3.28%) Software Analyst
13 25 (3.28%) Software Test Analyst
14 24 (3.15%) QA Leader
14 24 (3.15%) SQL Analyst
14 24 (3.15%) Test Specialist
15 23 (3.01%) QA Test Analyst
16 22 (2.88%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (8.26%) XML
2 61 (7.99%) HTML
3 55 (7.21%) .NET
4 39 (5.11%) Web Services
5 27 (3.54%) SOAP
6 22 (2.88%) ASP.NET
6 22 (2.88%) REST
7 20 (2.62%) Spring
8 15 (1.97%) Java EE
9 14 (1.83%) Ajax
9 14 (1.83%) Hibernate
10 13 (1.70%) JMS
10 13 (1.70%) JSP
10 13 (1.70%) WebSphere MQ
11 12 (1.57%) Gherkin
12 11 (1.44%) Behat
13 8 (1.05%) AngularJS
14 7 (0.92%) Middleware
14 7 (0.92%) MSMQ
14 7 (0.92%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (2.36%) Client/Server
2 18 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (2.23%) Management Information System
4 14 (1.83%) Computer Science
4 14 (1.83%) Smart Meter
5 10 (1.31%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.05%) AS400
6 8 (1.05%) Equities
7 6 (0.79%) EPoS
7 6 (0.79%) Fat Client
7 6 (0.79%) Mobile App
7 6 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
7 6 (0.79%) Performance Metrics
7 6 (0.79%) Thin Client
7 6 (0.79%) User Experience
7 6 (0.79%) Virtual Team
8 5 (0.66%) Data Integration
8 5 (0.66%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.66%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 93 (12.19%) Linux
2 88 (11.53%) Windows
3 78 (10.22%) Unix
4 15 (1.97%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.79%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.52%) Android
9 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.13%) AIX
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (44.43%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (31.85%) Software Testing
3 236 (30.93%) Test Scripting
4 179 (23.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 123 (16.12%) Functional Testing
6 118 (15.47%) Defect Management
7 115 (15.07%) Test Strategy
8 114 (14.94%) Integration Testing
9 110 (14.42%) Test Management
10 108 (14.15%) Regression Testing
11 107 (14.02%) Waterfall
12 105 (13.76%) Test Automation
13 94 (12.32%) SDLC
14 91 (11.93%) System Integration Testing
15 87 (11.40%) BDD
16 76 (9.96%) System Testing
17 74 (9.70%) Automated Testing
18 73 (9.57%) Non-Functional Testing
19 71 (9.31%) Scrum
20 66 (8.65%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 236 (30.93%) SQL
2 149 (19.53%) Java
3 72 (9.44%) C#
3 72 (9.44%) JavaScript
4 42 (5.50%) Python
5 30 (3.93%) VB
6 29 (3.80%) Bash Shell
7 28 (3.67%) Ruby
8 16 (2.10%) VBScript
9 14 (1.83%) Groovy
10 13 (1.70%) C
10 13 (1.70%) PowerShell
11 12 (1.57%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.31%) C++
12 10 (1.31%) PHP
12 10 (1.31%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.18%) Perl
14 6 (0.79%) Scala
15 4 (0.52%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 530 (69.46%) ISEB
2 259 (33.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 165 (21.63%) Security Cleared
4 93 (12.19%) SC Cleared
5 73 (9.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 57 (7.47%) Degree
7 51 (6.68%) DV Cleared
8 22 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.70%) CCNA
9 13 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
11 10 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (1.31%) CTC Cleared
12 9 (1.18%) MCITP
13 7 (0.92%) PhD
14 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.26%) MCP
14 2 (0.26%) OCP
14 2 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.26%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (20.31%) QA
2 9 (1.18%) SLA
3 6 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.26%) GAAP
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%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) SDET
System Software
1 16 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.79%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 129 (16.91%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.92%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (0.79%) SCCM
4 5 (0.66%) SCOM
5 4 (0.52%) Puppet
6 3 (0.39%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.13%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 144 (18.87%) HP
2 142 (18.61%) Microsoft
3 117 (15.33%) Oracle
4 30 (3.93%) SAP
5 25 (3.28%) Cognos
6 24 (3.15%) IBM
6 24 (3.15%) VMware
7 22 (2.88%) Rally
8 20 (2.62%) Atlassian
9 14 (1.83%) Cisco
10 12 (1.57%) Pega
11 8 (1.05%) Remedy
12 7 (0.92%) Intel Security
12 7 (0.92%) Sybase
13 5 (0.66%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.66%) Siebel
14 4 (0.52%) Citrix
14 4 (0.52%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.52%) Sun
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