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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 328 271 262
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 331 446 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.84% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.21% 4.35% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 282 189
Median daily rate £340 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+11.66% +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
10321 10258 9599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.50% 19.36% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6490 6249 5500
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 490 415
Median hourly rate £28.00 £23.13 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.08% +21.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -20 101 £353 +3.67% 27
South East -37 94 £351 -6.53% 23
West Midlands -35 35 £340 +13.33% 12
Yorkshire +5 30 £300 +5.26% 8
South West -8 26 £315 -3.07% 14
North West -12 16 £300 -22.87% 7
East of England +17 11 £288 +2.22% 7
North East -34 11 £350 -22.22% 5
East Midlands -4 4 - - 7
Midlands - 2 £275 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 492 (68.72%) ISEB
2 310 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
3 238 (33.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 215 (30.03%) Software Testing
5 213 (29.75%) Test Scripting
6 209 (29.19%) Finance
7 196 (27.37%) SQL
8 167 (23.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 163 (22.77%) JIRA
10 154 (21.51%) Security Cleared
11 153 (21.37%) Java
12 150 (20.95%) Selenium
13 146 (20.39%) QA
14 132 (18.44%) Microsoft
15 130 (18.16%) HP
16 119 (16.62%) HP Quality Center
17 117 (16.34%) Defect Management
18 115 (16.06%) Functional Testing
19 113 (15.78%) Test Automation
20 112 (15.64%) Test Strategy
21 110 (15.36%) Regression Testing
22 102 (14.25%) Waterfall
23 99 (13.83%) Test Management
24 97 (13.55%) Integration Testing
25 90 (12.57%) Oracle
26 88 (12.29%) SDLC
27 86 (12.01%) SC Cleared
28 81 (11.31%) BDD
29 80 (11.17%) MS Excel
30 78 (10.89%) 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 40 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.49%) Confluence
3 13 (1.82%) IIS
4 10 (1.40%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.12%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.98%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.70%) CMS
7 5 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.28%) Apache
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.28%) JBoss
9 2 (0.28%) SAS
10 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.14%) Documentum
10 1 (0.14%) Drupal
10 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 80 (11.17%) MS Excel
2 55 (7.68%) MS Office
3 19 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.42%) MS Project
6 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.96%) Sonata
3 11 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (1.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.56%) Magento
6 4 (0.56%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.56%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.14%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.14%) TRIRIGA
7 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.42%) SaaS
5 2 (0.28%) PaaS
6 1 (0.14%) FinancialForce.com
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Office 365
6 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.23%) Internet
2 12 (1.68%) VLAN
3 10 (1.40%) SAN
4 8 (1.12%) Wireshark
5 6 (0.84%) Skype
5 6 (0.84%) WAN
6 5 (0.70%) LAN
6 5 (0.70%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.70%) ZigBee
7 4 (0.56%) Network Security
8 3 (0.42%) Firewall
8 3 (0.42%) HTTP
8 3 (0.42%) SSH
8 3 (0.42%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.28%) DNS
9 2 (0.28%) Intranet
9 2 (0.28%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.28%) VPN
10 1 (0.14%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.26%) Hadoop
5 8 (1.12%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.56%) Big Data
7 4 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.56%) Pentaho
7 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.42%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.42%) MySQL
8 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.28%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 2 (0.28%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (0.28%) DB2
9 2 (0.28%) HPCC
9 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.28%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 163 (22.77%) JIRA
2 150 (20.95%) Selenium
3 69 (9.64%) Cucumber
4 66 (9.22%) HP UFT
5 58 (8.10%) WebDriver
6 48 (6.70%) LoadRunner
7 40 (5.59%) JMeter
7 40 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (5.17%) SoapUI
9 30 (4.19%) Visual Studio
10 28 (3.91%) Jenkins
10 28 (3.91%) SpecFlow
11 25 (3.49%) Maven
12 17 (2.37%) Hudson
13 16 (2.23%) Git (software)
14 15 (2.09%) Zephyr
15 14 (1.96%) JUnit
15 14 (1.96%) Toad
16 13 (1.82%) Ant
16 13 (1.82%) jMock
General
1 209 (29.19%) Finance
2 58 (8.10%) Banking
3 55 (7.68%) Retail
4 29 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.23%) Games
6 10 (1.40%) Automotive
6 10 (1.40%) Retail Banking
7 7 (0.98%) Back Office
8 6 (0.84%) Electronics
8 6 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.84%) Marketing
9 5 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.70%) Publishing
10 4 (0.56%) Billing
10 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.56%) Military
10 4 (0.56%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.42%) Front Office
11 3 (0.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 360 (50.28%) Analyst
2 333 (46.51%) Test Analyst
3 83 (11.59%) Test Manager
4 82 (11.45%) Tester
5 73 (10.20%) Test Engineer
6 67 (9.36%) Test Leader
7 46 (6.42%) Automation Test Analyst
8 41 (5.73%) Senior Analyst
9 39 (5.45%) Financial Analyst
10 38 (5.31%) Senior Test Analyst
11 32 (4.47%) Agile Test Analyst
12 28 (3.91%) Manual Test Analyst
13 27 (3.77%) QA Analyst
14 25 (3.49%) Selenium Test Analyst
15 24 (3.35%) Service Analyst
16 20 (2.79%) Test Automation Engineer
16 20 (2.79%) Test Specialist
17 19 (2.65%) UAT Analyst
17 19 (2.65%) UAT Test Analyst
18 18 (2.51%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (7.82%) .NET
2 49 (6.84%) HTML
2 49 (6.84%) XML
3 43 (6.01%) Web Services
4 29 (4.05%) ASP.NET
5 27 (3.77%) SOAP
6 25 (3.49%) REST
7 22 (3.07%) Spring
8 16 (2.23%) Gherkin
9 15 (2.09%) Java EE
10 14 (1.96%) Ajax
10 14 (1.96%) Hibernate
10 14 (1.96%) JSP
11 13 (1.82%) JMS
11 13 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
12 9 (1.26%) Behat
13 8 (1.12%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.84%) Middleware
15 4 (0.56%) .NET Framework
15 4 (0.56%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (2.51%) Computer Science
3 17 (2.37%) Client/Server
4 15 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (1.96%) Equities
6 13 (1.82%) EPoS
7 12 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.68%) Smart Meter
8 9 (1.26%) CMDB
9 6 (0.84%) Data Centre
9 6 (0.84%) Fat Client
9 6 (0.84%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.84%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.70%) Data Integration
10 5 (0.70%) User Experience
11 4 (0.56%) AS400
11 4 (0.56%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.56%) Derivative
11 4 (0.56%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 78 (10.89%) Linux
2 74 (10.34%) Windows
3 62 (8.66%) Unix
4 25 (3.49%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.98%) Android
7 7 (0.98%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (43.30%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (30.03%) Software Testing
3 213 (29.75%) Test Scripting
4 167 (23.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 117 (16.34%) Defect Management
6 115 (16.06%) Functional Testing
7 113 (15.78%) Test Automation
8 112 (15.64%) Test Strategy
9 110 (15.36%) Regression Testing
10 102 (14.25%) Waterfall
11 99 (13.83%) Test Management
12 97 (13.55%) Integration Testing
13 88 (12.29%) SDLC
14 81 (11.31%) BDD
15 75 (10.47%) Scrum
16 71 (9.92%) Non-Functional Testing
17 69 (9.64%) System Integration Testing
18 67 (9.36%) Test Planning
19 66 (9.22%) System Testing
20 64 (8.94%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 196 (27.37%) SQL
2 153 (21.37%) Java
3 63 (8.80%) C#
4 58 (8.10%) JavaScript
5 39 (5.45%) Python
6 26 (3.63%) Ruby
7 25 (3.49%) VB
8 22 (3.07%) Bash Shell
9 18 (2.51%) C
9 18 (2.51%) PHP
10 17 (2.37%) VBScript
11 16 (2.23%) Groovy
12 15 (2.09%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.26%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.26%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.98%) C++
14 7 (0.98%) Perl
15 6 (0.84%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.56%) VBA
17 2 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 492 (68.72%) ISEB
2 238 (33.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 154 (21.51%) Security Cleared
4 86 (12.01%) SC Cleared
5 71 (9.92%) Degree
6 61 (8.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 51 (7.12%) DV Cleared
8 20 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (1.54%) CCNA
10 11 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
11 9 (1.26%) MCITP
12 8 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.28%) CCNP
14 2 (0.28%) MCP
14 2 (0.28%) OCP
14 2 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.28%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (20.39%) QA
2 6 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (0.84%) SLA
3 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.14%) EMIR
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.14%) MiFID
4 1 (0.14%) SDET
4 1 (0.14%) TickIT
System Software
1 16 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.84%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.42%) vSphere
7 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 119 (16.62%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.68%) Puppet
3 9 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.12%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.42%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (0.42%) Graphite
6 3 (0.42%) SCCM
6 3 (0.42%) SCOM
7 2 (0.28%) Oozie
8 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 132 (18.44%) Microsoft
2 130 (18.16%) HP
3 90 (12.57%) Oracle
4 42 (5.87%) SAP
5 23 (3.21%) Atlassian
6 21 (2.93%) Rally
7 18 (2.51%) IBM
8 16 (2.23%) Cognos
8 16 (2.23%) VMware
9 14 (1.96%) Cisco
10 9 (1.26%) webMethods
11 7 (0.98%) Remedy
12 6 (0.84%) Intel Security
12 6 (0.84%) Pega
12 6 (0.84%) Thunderhead
13 5 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.56%) AppDynamics
14 4 (0.56%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.56%) Informatica
14 4 (0.56%) Red Hat
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Shields, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £385 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Posted: 10 days ago