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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 266 218 342
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +124
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 395 492 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.77% 1.00% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.01% 5.33% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 227 137
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £34.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.05% +39.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £33.75 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £35.75 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -46.00%
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
9843 9224 8269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.10% 18.69% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5948 5255 4491
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 402 454
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -44 135 £375 +13.63% 24
London -16 100 £340 -15.00% 31
South West -13 48 £325 +8.33% 9
North West -7 41 £378 +17.20% 20
West Midlands +14 26 £300 -2.04% 3
Yorkshire -27 19 £290 +5.45% 7
South Coast +5 7 - -
North East -33 7 £328 -12.49% 3
East of England -18 6 £275 -37.50% 5
East Midlands -5 5 £275 -6.77% 13
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 494 (67.49%) ISEB
2 261 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
3 257 (35.11%) Test Scripting
4 250 (34.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 220 (30.05%) HP
6 217 (29.64%) SQL
7 210 (28.69%) Software Testing
8 180 (24.59%) HP Quality Center
9 177 (24.18%) Security Cleared
10 150 (20.49%) QA
11 146 (19.95%) SC Cleared
12 143 (19.54%) User Acceptance Testing
13 141 (19.26%) Test Management
14 140 (19.13%) Finance
15 123 (16.80%) Oracle
16 116 (15.85%) UNIX
17 113 (15.44%) Microsoft
18 111 (15.16%) Test Automation
19 109 (14.89%) Test Strategy
20 102 (13.93%) Integration Testing
21 101 (13.80%) Selenium
21 101 (13.80%) .NET
22 95 (12.98%) Java
23 88 (12.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
24 87 (11.89%) Waterfall
24 87 (11.89%) XML
25 86 (11.75%) Banking
26 81 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
27 80 (10.93%) MS Excel
28 79 (10.79%) Test Planning

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 16 (2.19%) WebLogic
2 14 (1.91%) CMS
3 10 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.82%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.82%) Documentum
5 6 (0.82%) IIS
5 6 (0.82%) Confluence
5 6 (0.82%) LiveLink
6 5 (0.68%) ATG Dynamo
7 4 (0.55%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.41%) Apache
9 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.27%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (0.27%) Magnolia
10 1 (0.14%) JBoss
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 80 (10.93%) MS Excel
2 35 (4.78%) MS Office
3 6 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.68%) MS Project
5 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 21 (2.87%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.96%) SAP HR
3 6 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.55%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.41%) SAP PLM
5 3 (0.41%) Primavera
6 2 (0.27%) Endur
6 2 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.27%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.27%) MultiFonds
6 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.92%) TCP/IP
2 17 (2.32%) SAN
3 9 (1.23%) ATM
4 8 (1.09%) DAB
5 6 (0.82%) Internet
6 4 (0.55%) Firewall
6 4 (0.55%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.41%) RTSP
7 3 (0.41%) LTE
7 3 (0.41%) 4G
7 3 (0.41%) 3G
7 3 (0.41%) HTTP
7 3 (0.41%) GSM
7 3 (0.41%) UMTS
8 2 (0.27%) WAN
8 2 (0.27%) FTP
8 2 (0.27%) LAN
8 2 (0.27%) SNMP
8 2 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (0.27%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (3.55%) Oracle Database
3 19 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
4 14 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (1.91%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.23%) MySQL
6 7 (0.96%) MS Access
6 7 (0.96%) DB2
7 6 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.41%) DbVisualizer
9 3 (0.41%) Big Data
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.41%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.27%) VoltDB
11 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 101 (13.80%) Selenium
2 73 (9.97%) JIRA
3 71 (9.70%) SoapUI
4 48 (6.56%) HP UFT
5 43 (5.87%) WebDriver
6 37 (5.05%) JMeter
7 36 (4.92%) Cucumber
8 31 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (4.10%) SpecFlow
10 26 (3.55%) LoadRunner
11 25 (3.42%) Visual Studio
12 18 (2.46%) JUnit
13 12 (1.64%) Jenkins
14 10 (1.37%) Subversion
15 9 (1.23%) Facilita Forecast
16 8 (1.09%) LoadUI
17 7 (0.96%) PowerBuilder
18 6 (0.82%) NUnit
18 6 (0.82%) Git (software)
18 6 (0.82%) FitNesse
General
1 140 (19.13%) Finance
2 86 (11.75%) Banking
3 54 (7.38%) Telecoms
4 33 (4.51%) Retail
5 29 (3.96%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.19%) General Ledger
7 10 (1.37%) Billing
7 10 (1.37%) Legal
7 10 (1.37%) Corporate Banking
8 8 (1.09%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.82%) Back Office
10 3 (0.41%) Electronics
10 3 (0.41%) Automotive
10 3 (0.41%) Marketing
11 2 (0.27%) Front Office
11 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.27%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) Games
12 1 (0.14%) Military
12 1 (0.14%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 346 (47.27%) Analyst
2 327 (44.67%) Test Analyst
3 130 (17.76%) Test Manager
4 109 (14.89%) Tester
5 90 (12.30%) Test Leader
6 35 (4.78%) Senior Analyst
6 35 (4.78%) Senior Test Analyst
6 35 (4.78%) Test Specialist
7 28 (3.83%) Agile Test Analyst
8 27 (3.69%) QA Analyst
9 18 (2.46%) Automation Tester
9 18 (2.46%) Test Engineer
10 16 (2.19%) Automation Analyst
10 16 (2.19%) Automation Test Analyst
11 14 (1.91%) Programme Test Manager
11 14 (1.91%) QA Test Analyst
11 14 (1.91%) Programme Manager
11 14 (1.91%) Junior
11 14 (1.91%) Consultant
12 12 (1.64%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (13.80%) .NET
2 87 (11.89%) XML
3 68 (9.29%) HTML
4 61 (8.33%) SOAP
5 53 (7.24%) ASP.NET
6 40 (5.46%) JSP
7 31 (4.23%) Web Services
7 31 (4.23%) XML Messaging
8 18 (2.46%) CSS
9 11 (1.50%) Gherkin
10 8 (1.09%) MSMQ
11 7 (0.96%) REST
11 7 (0.96%) Spring
12 4 (0.55%) JSON
12 4 (0.55%) WCF
12 4 (0.55%) J2EE
13 3 (0.41%) CGI
13 3 (0.41%) Flash
13 3 (0.41%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.42%) Smart Meter
3 22 (3.01%) Computer Science
4 11 (1.50%) SWIFT
4 11 (1.50%) User Experience
5 9 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.23%) Derivative
6 8 (1.09%) Equities
6 8 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (0.96%) NHS
7 7 (0.96%) STB
7 7 (0.96%) MPEG
7 7 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 7 (0.96%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (0.82%) Data Centre
8 6 (0.82%) Data Structures
8 6 (0.82%) PKI
8 6 (0.82%) Mathematics
9 5 (0.68%) EPoS
9 5 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 116 (15.85%) UNIX
2 48 (6.56%) Windows
2 48 (6.56%) Linux
3 10 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (1.09%) Android
6 7 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.68%) Solaris
8 4 (0.55%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.55%) AIX
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.27%) HPUX
10 2 (0.27%) SUSE
10 2 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (35.11%) Test Scripting
3 210 (28.69%) Software Testing
4 143 (19.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 141 (19.26%) Test Management
6 111 (15.16%) Test Automation
7 109 (14.89%) Test Strategy
8 102 (13.93%) Integration Testing
9 87 (11.89%) Waterfall
10 79 (10.79%) Test Planning
11 75 (10.25%) Performance Testing
11 75 (10.25%) Regression Testing
12 71 (9.70%) Security Testing
13 66 (9.02%) System Testing
13 66 (9.02%) Automated Testing
14 64 (8.74%) Scrum
15 62 (8.47%) Use Case
16 58 (7.92%) SDLC
17 57 (7.79%) Manual Testing
18 54 (7.38%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 217 (29.64%) SQL
2 95 (12.98%) Java
3 64 (8.74%) JavaScript
4 57 (7.79%) C#
5 28 (3.83%) PL/SQL
6 27 (3.69%) Shell Script
6 27 (3.69%) PowerShell
7 23 (3.14%) Perl
8 16 (2.19%) VB
9 14 (1.91%) Ruby
10 13 (1.78%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.64%) Python
12 11 (1.50%) VBScript
13 8 (1.09%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.09%) VBA
14 7 (0.96%) PHP
15 5 (0.68%) C
15 5 (0.68%) C++
15 5 (0.68%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 494 (67.49%) ISEB
2 250 (34.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 177 (24.18%) Security Cleared
4 146 (19.95%) SC Cleared
5 88 (12.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 62 (8.47%) Degree
7 32 (4.37%) DV Cleared
8 28 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (3.69%) MCITP
10 26 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (3.28%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.68%) CISM
14 4 (0.55%) HND
14 4 (0.55%) BC Cleared
15 3 (0.41%) MCSE
15 3 (0.41%) MCTS
15 3 (0.41%) CCNA
16 2 (0.27%) MCSA
16 2 (0.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (20.49%) QA
2 10 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.41%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.27%) FATCA
5 2 (0.27%) COREP
5 2 (0.27%) FINREP
5 2 (0.27%) COBIT
5 2 (0.27%) GAAP
5 2 (0.27%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.14%) SLA
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (1.23%) Active Directory
1 9 (1.23%) VMware ESX
2 8 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.27%) Snort
5 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 180 (24.59%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.41%) Netcool
4 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.14%) Control-M
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.14%) nmon
Vendors
1 220 (30.05%) HP
2 123 (16.80%) Oracle
3 113 (15.44%) Microsoft
4 46 (6.28%) SAP
5 24 (3.28%) Cisco
6 23 (3.14%) Citrix
7 16 (2.19%) Remedy
8 13 (1.78%) IBM
9 11 (1.50%) VMware
10 10 (1.37%) Atlassian
11 9 (1.23%) Sybase
11 9 (1.23%) OpenText
12 8 (1.09%) McAfee
12 8 (1.09%) Capita
13 6 (0.82%) Wall Street Systems
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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