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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 302 212 358
Rank change year-on-year
-90 +146
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 321 495 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 1.01% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.32% 5.22% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 281 111
Average daily rate
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£344 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
-5.07% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £9.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+236.84% -68.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+120.96% -65.41%
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
9682 9478 7616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.13% 19.35% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5555 5495 4097
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 478 418
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £49.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
South East -22 113 £350 +7.69% 20
London -54 110 £350 -6.04% 32
North West -8 23 £295 -4.83% 10
Yorkshire -21 20 £280 +3.70% 6
South West -31 19 £350 +17.15% 3
West Midlands -27 12 £400 +14.28% 5
East of England -3 11 £298 -8.46% 5
East Midlands -30 6 £263 -12.57% 6
North East -16 4 £300 -9.84% 3
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 460 (68.76%) ISEB
2 250 (37.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 222 (33.18%) HP
4 218 (32.59%) Test Scripting
5 201 (30.04%) Agile Software Development
6 198 (29.60%) Software Testing
7 180 (26.91%) HP Quality Center
8 179 (26.76%) Security Cleared
9 167 (24.96%) Finance
10 166 (24.81%) SQL
11 150 (22.42%) SC Cleared
12 141 (21.08%) Microsoft
13 133 (19.88%) QA
14 126 (18.83%) User Acceptance Testing
15 119 (17.79%) .NET
16 111 (16.59%) Oracle
17 105 (15.70%) Test Management
18 99 (14.80%) MS Excel
19 97 (14.50%) UNIX
19 97 (14.50%) JavaScript
20 94 (14.05%) HTML
21 90 (13.45%) Test Automation
22 88 (13.15%) Test Strategy
23 87 (13.00%) Knowledge Management
24 85 (12.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
25 80 (11.96%) Integration Testing
26 79 (11.81%) Selenium
27 76 (11.36%) Banking
28 75 (11.21%) ASP.NET
29 69 (10.31%) JSP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 11 (1.64%) CMS
2 10 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.20%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.05%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.60%) Documentum
5 4 (0.60%) ATG Dynamo
5 4 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.45%) Apache
6 3 (0.45%) Confluence
7 2 (0.30%) Magnolia
7 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.30%) WebLogic Integration
7 2 (0.30%) Lync
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.15%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.15%) SAP EP
8 1 (0.15%) IIS
8 1 (0.15%) JBoss
Applications
1 99 (14.80%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.63%) MS Office
3 5 (0.75%) MS Project
4 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 53 (7.92%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.60%) Summit
3 3 (0.45%) SAP Retail
3 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.30%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.30%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.30%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.90%) SaaS
2 2 (0.30%) GitHub
2 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (6.88%) SAN
2 31 (4.63%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.49%) HTTP
4 9 (1.35%) Wireshark
5 7 (1.05%) ATM
6 6 (0.90%) Internet
7 4 (0.60%) 3G
8 3 (0.45%) 4G
8 3 (0.45%) RTSP
9 2 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (0.30%) LTE
9 2 (0.30%) SS7
9 2 (0.30%) ISUP
9 2 (0.30%) UMTS
9 2 (0.30%) GSM
9 2 (0.30%) LAN
9 2 (0.30%) FTP
9 2 (0.30%) WAN
10 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.15%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.53%) Oracle Reports
2 35 (5.23%) SQL Server
3 25 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.49%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.05%) DB2
8 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.75%) DbVisualizer
9 4 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.45%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.45%) MS Access
11 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.30%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.30%) SAP BI
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.30%) Data Mart
11 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 79 (11.81%) Selenium
2 59 (8.82%) JIRA
3 49 (7.32%) QuickTest Pro
4 39 (5.83%) LoadRunner
5 30 (4.48%) SoapUI
6 23 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (3.29%) WebDriver
7 22 (3.29%) Cucumber
8 17 (2.54%) SpecFlow
9 14 (2.09%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.64%) Jenkins
11 10 (1.49%) Subversion
11 10 (1.49%) Git (software)
12 9 (1.35%) JUnit
13 7 (1.05%) JMeter
13 7 (1.05%) Calabash
13 7 (1.05%) eggPlant
13 7 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (0.90%) NeoLoad
14 6 (0.90%) JBehave
General
1 167 (24.96%) Finance
2 76 (11.36%) Banking
3 45 (6.73%) Telecoms
4 39 (5.83%) Retail
5 28 (4.19%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.24%) General Ledger
7 13 (1.94%) Legal
8 9 (1.35%) Corporate Banking
9 8 (1.20%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.90%) Back Office
11 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.60%) Billing
11 4 (0.60%) Marketing
12 2 (0.30%) Military
12 2 (0.30%) Local Government
12 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.30%) Automotive
12 2 (0.30%) Electronics
12 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 291 (43.50%) Analyst
2 280 (41.85%) Test Analyst
3 120 (17.94%) Test Manager
4 103 (15.40%) Tester
5 71 (10.61%) Test Leader
6 34 (5.08%) Test Specialist
7 33 (4.93%) Senior Analyst
8 32 (4.78%) Test Engineer
9 31 (4.63%) Senior Test Analyst
10 26 (3.89%) Agile Test Analyst
11 25 (3.74%) Consultant
12 21 (3.14%) Automation Tester
13 19 (2.84%) Test Consultant
14 18 (2.69%) QA Analyst
15 15 (2.24%) QA Test Analyst
15 15 (2.24%) QA Tester
16 13 (1.94%) Systems Tester
17 12 (1.79%) Senior Tester
18 11 (1.64%) UAT Analyst
19 10 (1.49%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (17.79%) .NET
2 94 (14.05%) HTML
3 75 (11.21%) ASP.NET
4 69 (10.31%) JSP
5 47 (7.03%) XML
6 30 (4.48%) Web Services
7 23 (3.44%) SOAP
8 16 (2.39%) CSS
9 15 (2.24%) Gherkin
10 10 (1.49%) MSMQ
11 7 (1.05%) XML Messaging
11 7 (1.05%) J2EE
12 5 (0.75%) Flash
12 5 (0.75%) RESTful
13 4 (0.60%) Middleware
13 4 (0.60%) REST
13 4 (0.60%) JSON
14 3 (0.45%) WCF
14 3 (0.45%) jQuery
14 3 (0.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.39%) Computer Science
3 13 (1.94%) Mobile App
4 12 (1.79%) Smart Meter
5 8 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.05%) Equities
6 7 (1.05%) Derivative
6 7 (1.05%) User Experience
7 6 (0.90%) NHS
8 5 (0.75%) MPEG
8 5 (0.75%) STB
8 5 (0.75%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (0.60%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.60%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.60%) Replication
10 3 (0.45%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.45%) Open Source
10 3 (0.45%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 97 (14.50%) UNIX
2 52 (7.77%) Linux
3 35 (5.23%) Windows
4 14 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.20%) Solaris
7 7 (1.05%) Android
8 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.45%) AIX
10 3 (0.45%) HPUX
11 2 (0.30%) SUSE
11 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (32.59%) Test Scripting
2 201 (30.04%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (29.60%) Software Testing
4 126 (18.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 105 (15.70%) Test Management
6 90 (13.45%) Test Automation
7 88 (13.15%) Test Strategy
8 87 (13.00%) Knowledge Management
9 80 (11.96%) Integration Testing
10 68 (10.16%) Project Management
11 59 (8.82%) Regression Testing
11 59 (8.82%) Scrum
11 59 (8.82%) Security Testing
12 52 (7.77%) Automated Testing
13 51 (7.62%) Test Planning
14 50 (7.47%) Waterfall
14 50 (7.47%) System Testing
15 47 (7.03%) Manual Testing
16 45 (6.73%) Migration
17 44 (6.58%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 166 (24.81%) SQL
2 97 (14.50%) JavaScript
3 62 (9.27%) Java
4 37 (5.53%) C#
5 30 (4.48%) PowerShell
6 26 (3.89%) VBA
7 14 (2.09%) PL/SQL
8 13 (1.94%) Ruby
9 12 (1.79%) Python
10 10 (1.49%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.35%) VB
11 9 (1.35%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.20%) VBScript
13 7 (1.05%) Perl
13 7 (1.05%) C
14 6 (0.90%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.90%) Scala
15 4 (0.60%) C++
16 3 (0.45%) Groovy
16 3 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 460 (68.76%) ISEB
2 250 (37.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 179 (26.76%) Security Cleared
4 150 (22.42%) SC Cleared
5 85 (12.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 65 (9.72%) Degree
7 47 (7.03%) DV Cleared
8 39 (5.83%) MCITP
8 39 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 37 (5.53%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (2.54%) ISEB Practitioner
11 10 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.75%) HND
12 5 (0.75%) PMP
12 5 (0.75%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.60%) CISM
14 3 (0.45%) MCSE
14 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.30%) CISSP
15 2 (0.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (19.88%) QA
2 9 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.75%) Solvency II
3 5 (0.75%) FATCA
3 5 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.75%) GAAP
4 4 (0.60%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.30%) COREP
5 2 (0.30%) FINREP
6 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.15%) HL7
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 9 (1.35%) VMware ESX
1 9 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) NDS
4 1 (0.15%) Snort
Systems Management
1 180 (26.91%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.15%) Netcool
4 1 (0.15%) Control-M
4 1 (0.15%) Nessus
4 1 (0.15%) Nmap
4 1 (0.15%) Puppet
4 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.15%) nmon
4 1 (0.15%) Ansible
Vendors
1 222 (33.18%) HP
2 141 (21.08%) Microsoft
3 111 (16.59%) Oracle
4 53 (7.92%) Citrix
5 37 (5.53%) Cisco
6 28 (4.19%) SAP
7 12 (1.79%) VMware
8 11 (1.64%) Remedy
8 11 (1.64%) IBM
9 10 (1.49%) Sybase
10 8 (1.20%) McAfee
11 6 (0.90%) Siebel
11 6 (0.90%) Wall Street Systems
12 4 (0.60%) Ektron
12 4 (0.60%) Reuters
12 4 (0.60%) ATG
12 4 (0.60%) Ericsson
13 3 (0.45%) Informatica
13 3 (0.45%) Cognos
13 3 (0.45%) BMC
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Rate: £280 - £300 per day + competitive
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Rate: £35000 - £42750 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
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South East England
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 13 days ago