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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK / England
Rank 333 256 290
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +34
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 246 421 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.90% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.93% 4.30% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 249 169
Median daily rate £350 £339 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +51.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +133.54%

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
8385 9792 9567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.24% 21.04% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5301 6006 5691
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 454 445
Median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +89.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 19 January 2017.

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
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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -69 69 £400 +2.56% 19
South East -9 49 £318 -9.28% 26
West Midlands -15 30 £335 +2.29% 6
South West -13 26 £350 - 12
Yorkshire +1 23 £313 +4.16% 18
East of England +8 14 £325 +32.65% 8
East Midlands +5 12 £350 +9.37% 8
North West +10 9 £375 +33.92% 8
North East -11 7 £275 -15.38% 3
Midlands +5 5 £300 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 385 (71.96%) ISEB
2 249 (46.54%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (32.52%) Test Scripting
4 173 (32.34%) SQL
5 163 (30.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 153 (28.60%) Software Testing
7 128 (23.93%) Selenium
8 123 (22.99%) QA
9 115 (21.50%) Finance
10 109 (20.37%) Java
11 108 (20.19%) JIRA
12 90 (16.82%) Test Automation
13 85 (15.89%) HP Quality Center
13 85 (15.89%) User Acceptance Testing
14 82 (15.33%) Microsoft
14 82 (15.33%) Functional Testing
15 75 (14.02%) Scrum
16 73 (13.64%) Test Management
16 73 (13.64%) Security Cleared
17 69 (12.90%) SDLC
18 68 (12.71%) BDD
18 68 (12.71%) HP
18 68 (12.71%) XML
19 67 (12.52%) Oracle
20 66 (12.34%) Defect Management
21 65 (12.15%) Regression Testing
22 64 (11.96%) Integration Testing
23 62 (11.59%) Unix
24 57 (10.65%) Automated Testing
24 57 (10.65%) .NET

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 16 (2.99%) Confluence
2 14 (2.62%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.24%) IIS
3 12 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (1.68%) SAS
5 7 (1.31%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.12%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.12%) CMS
6 6 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.56%) Apache
8 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.37%) JBoss
10 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.19%) Documentum
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 47 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.80%) MS Office
3 12 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.56%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.50%) Sonata
3 4 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.37%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.37%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.19%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.75%) Office 365
4 3 (0.56%) GitHub
5 2 (0.37%) SaaS
5 2 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.19%) PaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.80%) 4G
2 12 (2.24%) LTE
2 12 (2.24%) Wireless
3 8 (1.50%) Internet
4 6 (1.12%) Firewall
4 6 (1.12%) Wireshark
5 5 (0.93%) Intranet
5 5 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (0.93%) Network Security
6 4 (0.75%) LDAP
6 4 (0.75%) SSH
7 3 (0.56%) HTTP
7 3 (0.56%) VLAN
8 2 (0.37%) LAN
8 2 (0.37%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.37%) VPN
8 2 (0.37%) WAN
9 1 (0.19%) DNS
9 1 (0.19%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.19%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.24%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (1.31%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.12%) Big Data
5 6 (1.12%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 6 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.75%) SAP BW
6 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.56%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.56%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.37%) DB2
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.19%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 128 (23.93%) Selenium
2 108 (20.19%) JIRA
3 42 (7.85%) Cucumber
4 36 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (6.54%) SoapUI
6 33 (6.17%) HP UFT
6 33 (6.17%) Visual Studio
6 33 (6.17%) WebDriver
7 30 (5.61%) JMeter
8 29 (5.42%) Jenkins
9 27 (5.05%) Maven
10 22 (4.11%) LoadRunner
11 20 (3.74%) Git (software)
12 18 (3.36%) SpecFlow
13 16 (2.99%) Ant
14 12 (2.24%) JUnit
15 11 (2.06%) Hudson
16 10 (1.87%) Zephyr
17 9 (1.68%) Subversion
17 9 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 115 (21.50%) Finance
2 51 (9.53%) Banking
3 35 (6.54%) Retail
4 25 (4.67%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.80%) Games
6 9 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.50%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.12%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.75%) Automotive
10 4 (0.75%) Electronics
10 4 (0.75%) Front Office
10 4 (0.75%) Marketing
10 4 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.56%) Billing
11 3 (0.56%) Legal
12 2 (0.37%) Back Office
12 2 (0.37%) Law
12 2 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 232 (43.36%) Analyst
2 211 (39.44%) Test Analyst
3 123 (22.99%) Tester
4 61 (11.40%) Test Leader
5 56 (10.47%) Test Engineer
6 47 (8.79%) Test Manager
7 35 (6.54%) Automation Test Analyst
8 30 (5.61%) Automation Tester
9 27 (5.05%) Software Tester
10 23 (4.30%) Developer
10 23 (4.30%) Senior Analyst
11 22 (4.11%) Senior Test Analyst
12 21 (3.93%) Agile Test Analyst
13 19 (3.55%) Financial Analyst
13 19 (3.55%) Software Test Engineer
14 18 (3.36%) QA Analyst
15 17 (3.18%) SQL Analyst
16 16 (2.99%) Test Automation Engineer
17 15 (2.80%) UAT Analyst
17 15 (2.80%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (12.71%) XML
2 57 (10.65%) .NET
3 34 (6.36%) Web Services
4 28 (5.23%) SOAP
5 22 (4.11%) Spring
6 20 (3.74%) Hibernate
7 17 (3.18%) HTML
8 15 (2.80%) ASP.NET
8 15 (2.80%) REST
9 14 (2.62%) J2EE
9 14 (2.62%) RESTful
10 13 (2.43%) AngularJS
11 12 (2.24%) Gherkin
12 9 (1.68%) CSS
12 9 (1.68%) JSON
13 7 (1.31%) Ajax
13 7 (1.31%) Apache Flex
13 7 (1.31%) Spring MVC
13 7 (1.31%) XSL
13 7 (1.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.49%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.43%) EPoS
4 11 (2.06%) Equities
5 9 (1.68%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.12%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.93%) NHS
8 5 (0.93%) User Experience
9 4 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.75%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.56%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.56%) Derivative
10 3 (0.56%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.37%) CMDB
11 2 (0.37%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.37%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.37%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 62 (11.59%) Unix
2 52 (9.72%) Windows
3 41 (7.66%) Linux
4 14 (2.62%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.31%) Android
7 6 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.93%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.75%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.19%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (46.54%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (32.52%) Test Scripting
3 153 (28.60%) Software Testing
4 90 (16.82%) Test Automation
5 85 (15.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 82 (15.33%) Functional Testing
7 75 (14.02%) Scrum
8 73 (13.64%) Test Management
9 69 (12.90%) SDLC
10 68 (12.71%) BDD
11 66 (12.34%) Defect Management
12 65 (12.15%) Regression Testing
13 64 (11.96%) Integration Testing
14 57 (10.65%) Automated Testing
15 54 (10.09%) Test Strategy
16 53 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
17 52 (9.72%) Non-Functional Testing
18 46 (8.60%) Manual Testing
19 43 (8.04%) Performance Testing
20 40 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 173 (32.34%) SQL
2 109 (20.37%) Java
3 32 (5.98%) JavaScript
4 29 (5.42%) C#
5 25 (4.67%) Python
6 17 (3.18%) PL/SQL
6 17 (3.18%) Ruby
7 12 (2.24%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.06%) C
9 9 (1.68%) Groovy
10 7 (1.31%) ActionScript
10 7 (1.31%) PHP
11 6 (1.12%) VBScript
12 4 (0.75%) COBOL
12 4 (0.75%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.75%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.56%) Scala
13 3 (0.56%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.56%) VB
13 3 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 385 (71.96%) ISEB
2 163 (30.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 73 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 45 (8.41%) Degree
5 33 (6.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 31 (5.79%) SC Cleared
7 29 (5.42%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.75%) PhD
11 3 (0.56%) CHECK Team Member
11 3 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.56%) CISM
11 3 (0.56%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.56%) MCITP
12 2 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.37%) MCTS
13 1 (0.19%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (22.99%) QA
2 8 (1.50%) SDET
3 7 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.75%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.37%) EMIR
6 2 (0.37%) MiFID
7 1 (0.19%) Basel II
7 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.19%) TickIT
System Software
1 17 (3.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.93%) Snort
3 4 (0.75%) XenApp
3 4 (0.75%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.56%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 85 (15.89%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.31%) Cisco IPCC
3 6 (1.12%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (1.12%) Oozie
4 5 (0.93%) Graphite
5 4 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.37%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.37%) Puppet
7 1 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.19%) Netcool
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.19%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 82 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 68 (12.71%) HP
3 67 (12.52%) Oracle
4 25 (4.67%) SAP
5 19 (3.55%) IBM
6 17 (3.18%) Atlassian
7 15 (2.80%) Sybase
8 11 (2.06%) webMethods
9 9 (1.68%) AppDynamics
10 7 (1.31%) Adobe
11 6 (1.12%) CA Agile Central
11 6 (1.12%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.12%) Thunderhead
12 5 (0.93%) Cisco
12 5 (0.93%) Sourcefire
13 4 (0.75%) Intel Security
14 3 (0.56%) Informatica
14 3 (0.56%) Remedy
14 3 (0.56%) Teradata
14 3 (0.56%) VMware
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