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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 278 206 356
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +150
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 353 499 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 1.04% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.78% 5.51% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 218 126
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +34.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -6.00%
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
9331 9062 8184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.77% 18.92% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5574 5190 4423
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 408 471
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

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 7 July 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
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 7 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the England region over the 3 months to 7 July 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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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 -57 128 £388 +19.23% 34
London -18 97 £365 -8.75% 30
South West -31 39 £320 +2.48% 9
North West -9 30 £340 +5.42% 9
Yorkshire -28 18 £280 +1.81% 4
West Midlands +4 16 £375 +7.14% 15
East of England -18 8 £235 -46.28% 4
South Coast - 6 - -
East Midlands -15 5 £275 -9.56% 6
North East -30 4 £328 -12.50% 7
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 497 (67.90%) ISEB
2 255 (34.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 241 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
4 240 (32.79%) Test Scripting
5 226 (30.87%) HP
6 208 (28.42%) SQL
7 203 (27.73%) Software Testing
8 182 (24.86%) Security Cleared
9 180 (24.59%) HP Quality Center
10 154 (21.04%) Finance
11 152 (20.77%) SC Cleared
12 147 (20.08%) QA
13 145 (19.81%) User Acceptance Testing
14 133 (18.17%) Test Management
15 125 (17.08%) Oracle
16 122 (16.67%) Microsoft
17 114 (15.57%) UNIX
18 108 (14.75%) Test Strategy
19 106 (14.48%) .NET
20 99 (13.52%) Test Automation
21 98 (13.39%) Selenium
22 96 (13.11%) Banking
23 93 (12.70%) Integration Testing
24 88 (12.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
25 85 (11.61%) MS Excel
26 84 (11.48%) Java
27 77 (10.52%) Test Planning
27 77 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
28 75 (10.25%) JIRA
29 73 (9.97%) XML

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 14 (1.91%) CMS
2 12 (1.64%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.82%) Documentum
4 6 (0.82%) LiveLink
4 6 (0.82%) Confluence
4 6 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.68%) ATG Dynamo
6 4 (0.55%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.55%) IIS
7 3 (0.41%) Apache
7 3 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.27%) WebLogic Integration
8 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.27%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 85 (11.61%) MS Excel
2 39 (5.33%) MS Office
3 5 (0.68%) MS Project
3 5 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 34 (4.64%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.55%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.41%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.27%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.27%) Summit
5 2 (0.27%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.27%) MultiFonds
5 2 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.14%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.27%) SaaS
2 2 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.19%) TCP/IP
2 31 (4.23%) SAN
3 10 (1.37%) ATM
4 8 (1.09%) DAB
5 6 (0.82%) Internet
5 6 (0.82%) HTTP
6 4 (0.55%) Firewall
6 4 (0.55%) RTSP
6 4 (0.55%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.41%) LTE
7 3 (0.41%) 4G
7 3 (0.41%) 3G
7 3 (0.41%) GSM
7 3 (0.41%) UMTS
8 2 (0.27%) FTP
8 2 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.14%) Network Security
9 1 (0.14%) 2G
9 1 (0.14%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.14%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (3.55%) Oracle Reports
4 23 (3.14%) Oracle Database
5 16 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.50%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.09%) MySQL
8 7 (0.96%) MS Access
8 7 (0.96%) DB2
9 6 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.41%) DbVisualizer
11 3 (0.41%) Big Data
11 3 (0.41%) Star Schema
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.27%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.27%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 98 (13.39%) Selenium
2 75 (10.25%) JIRA
3 59 (8.06%) SoapUI
4 49 (6.69%) HP UFT
5 45 (6.15%) WebDriver
6 36 (4.92%) Cucumber
7 28 (3.83%) LoadRunner
7 28 (3.83%) JMeter
8 27 (3.69%) SpecFlow
9 23 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (2.46%) JUnit
11 16 (2.19%) Visual Studio
12 11 (1.50%) Jenkins
13 10 (1.37%) Subversion
14 9 (1.23%) Git (software)
15 8 (1.09%) Calabash
16 7 (0.96%) Appium
16 7 (0.96%) PowerBuilder
17 6 (0.82%) FitNesse
17 6 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 154 (21.04%) Finance
2 96 (13.11%) Banking
3 54 (7.38%) Telecoms
4 38 (5.19%) Retail
5 33 (4.51%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.19%) General Ledger
7 10 (1.37%) Corporate Banking
8 9 (1.23%) Legal
9 8 (1.09%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.96%) Billing
11 6 (0.82%) Back Office
12 4 (0.55%) Automotive
12 4 (0.55%) Marketing
13 2 (0.27%) Front Office
13 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.14%) Publishing
14 1 (0.14%) Games
14 1 (0.14%) Military
14 1 (0.14%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 335 (45.77%) Analyst
2 315 (43.03%) Test Analyst
3 132 (18.03%) Test Manager
4 98 (13.39%) Test Leader
5 94 (12.84%) Tester
6 36 (4.92%) Test Specialist
7 32 (4.37%) Senior Test Analyst
7 32 (4.37%) Senior Analyst
8 27 (3.69%) Agile Test Analyst
8 27 (3.69%) QA Analyst
9 23 (3.14%) Test Engineer
10 17 (2.32%) Consultant
11 15 (2.05%) QA Test Analyst
11 15 (2.05%) Automation Tester
12 14 (1.91%) Programme Test Manager
12 14 (1.91%) Programme Manager
13 13 (1.78%) Junior
14 12 (1.64%) Architect
15 11 (1.50%) Developer
15 11 (1.50%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (14.48%) .NET
2 73 (9.97%) XML
3 72 (9.84%) HTML
4 60 (8.20%) ASP.NET
5 52 (7.10%) SOAP
6 49 (6.69%) JSP
7 27 (3.69%) Web Services
8 22 (3.01%) XML Messaging
9 14 (1.91%) CSS
10 12 (1.64%) Gherkin
11 10 (1.37%) MSMQ
12 7 (0.96%) Spring
13 6 (0.82%) REST
14 5 (0.68%) JSON
15 4 (0.55%) AngularJS
15 4 (0.55%) J2EE
16 3 (0.41%) Flash
16 3 (0.41%) CGI
16 3 (0.41%) RESTful
17 2 (0.27%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.14%) Computer Science
3 21 (2.87%) Smart Meter
4 11 (1.50%) Mobile App
4 11 (1.50%) User Experience
5 10 (1.37%) SWIFT
6 9 (1.23%) Derivative
7 8 (1.09%) Equities
7 8 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.09%) NHS
8 7 (0.96%) STB
8 7 (0.96%) MPEG
9 6 (0.82%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.68%) EPoS
10 5 (0.68%) PKI
10 5 (0.68%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.55%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.55%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.55%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.55%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 114 (15.57%) UNIX
2 45 (6.15%) Windows
3 43 (5.87%) Linux
4 13 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.23%) Android
7 7 (0.96%) Solaris
8 6 (0.82%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.68%) AIX
10 4 (0.55%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.41%) HPUX
12 2 (0.27%) SUSE
12 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (32.79%) Test Scripting
3 203 (27.73%) Software Testing
4 145 (19.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 133 (18.17%) Test Management
6 108 (14.75%) Test Strategy
7 99 (13.52%) Test Automation
8 93 (12.70%) Integration Testing
9 77 (10.52%) Test Planning
10 70 (9.56%) Security Testing
11 69 (9.43%) Regression Testing
12 67 (9.15%) Automated Testing
12 67 (9.15%) Waterfall
13 64 (8.74%) System Testing
14 61 (8.33%) Use Case
14 61 (8.33%) Scrum
15 59 (8.06%) Knowledge Management
15 59 (8.06%) Performance Testing
15 59 (8.06%) Manual Testing
16 57 (7.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 208 (28.42%) SQL
2 84 (11.48%) Java
3 70 (9.56%) JavaScript
4 48 (6.56%) C#
5 28 (3.83%) PL/SQL
6 25 (3.42%) PowerShell
7 23 (3.14%) Shell Script
8 19 (2.60%) Perl
9 16 (2.19%) Ruby
10 15 (2.05%) VBA
11 14 (1.91%) T-SQL
11 14 (1.91%) VB
12 10 (1.37%) Python
13 9 (1.23%) VBScript
14 8 (1.09%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.96%) PHP
15 7 (0.96%) C
16 4 (0.55%) C++
17 3 (0.41%) Scala
17 3 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 497 (67.90%) ISEB
2 255 (34.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 182 (24.86%) Security Cleared
4 152 (20.77%) SC Cleared
5 88 (12.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 65 (8.88%) Degree
7 31 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (4.10%) MCITP
9 29 (3.96%) DV Cleared
10 28 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (2.87%) ISEB Practitioner
12 12 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.68%) CISM
14 4 (0.55%) HND
15 3 (0.41%) MCSE
15 3 (0.41%) PMP
15 3 (0.41%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.41%) MCTS
15 3 (0.41%) BC Cleared
16 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (20.08%) QA
2 10 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.68%) FATCA
3 5 (0.68%) GAAP
4 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.55%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.27%) COREP
5 2 (0.27%) FINREP
5 2 (0.27%) COBIT
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (1.50%) VMware ESX
2 10 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.23%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.27%) Snort
6 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 180 (24.59%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.14%) Netcool
4 1 (0.14%) Control-M
4 1 (0.14%) nmon
Vendors
1 226 (30.87%) HP
2 125 (17.08%) Oracle
3 122 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 35 (4.78%) Citrix
5 33 (4.51%) SAP
6 27 (3.69%) Cisco
7 13 (1.78%) VMware
8 12 (1.64%) Remedy
9 11 (1.50%) Sybase
10 10 (1.37%) McAfee
10 10 (1.37%) Atlassian
11 9 (1.23%) IBM
12 7 (0.96%) OpenText
13 6 (0.82%) Wall Street Systems
14 5 (0.68%) Capita
14 5 (0.68%) ATG
14 5 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
15 4 (0.55%) TIBCO
15 4 (0.55%) webMethods
15 4 (0.55%) Siebel
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