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 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 302 323 348
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +25
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 337 245 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.52% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 3.02% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 109 100
Average daily rate
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£335 £329 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.90% +1.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £168 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £24.92 £27.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.39% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £25.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.38 £29.50 £28.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +25.00%
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
10717 8126 8515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.60% 17.14% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6116 4644 4498
Average daily rate £394 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 346 548
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.53 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.13% -17.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -20.00%

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 25 November 2014.

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 November 2014.

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 25 November 2014. 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
London +15 106 £350 -9.67% 28
South East +3 103 £328 +16.96% 24
South West +10 49 £335 -4.28% 17
Yorkshire -6 18 £280 +12.00% 9
North West -6 15 £263 +6.06% 11
East Midlands +3 13 £325 +30.00% 3
West Midlands -10 12 - - 4
North East -24 11 £325 +44.44% 2
East of England -8 10 £333 -8.27% 8
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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.

1 468 (62.57%) ISEB
2 296 (39.57%) HP
3 266 (35.56%) Security Cleared
4 235 (31.42%) Software Testing
5 232 (31.02%) SC Cleared
6 231 (30.88%) Test Scripting
7 230 (30.75%) HP Quality Center
8 228 (30.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 212 (28.34%) Oracle
10 209 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
11 196 (26.20%) Microsoft
12 174 (23.26%) .NET
13 164 (21.93%) SQL
14 153 (20.45%) HTML
14 153 (20.45%) JavaScript
15 144 (19.25%) Finance
16 142 (18.98%) ASP.NET
17 139 (18.58%) QA
18 138 (18.45%) JSP
19 137 (18.32%) User Acceptance Testing
20 136 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
21 128 (17.11%) Knowledge Management
22 126 (16.84%) UNIX
23 123 (16.44%) Test Automation
24 119 (15.91%) QuickTest Pro
25 111 (14.84%) Oracle EBS
26 109 (14.57%) Test Management
27 108 (14.44%) Project Management
27 108 (14.44%) C#
28 107 (14.30%) DV Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.94%) WebLogic Integration
2 7 (0.94%) WebLogic
2 7 (0.94%) Tomcat
2 7 (0.94%) Apache
3 5 (0.67%) Confluence
3 5 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (0.53%) IIS
4 4 (0.53%) JBoss
5 3 (0.40%) Lync
5 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.27%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.27%) CMS
6 2 (0.27%) Mule
6 2 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.13%) WordPress
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 91 (12.17%) MS Excel
2 33 (4.41%) MS Office
3 17 (2.27%) MS Project
4 8 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.27%) Mingle
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Simulink
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 111 (14.84%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.47%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.94%) Summit
5 5 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.67%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.40%) HFM
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.27%) Magento
9 1 (0.13%) TRIRIGA
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.13%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.53%) SaaS
2 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 64 (8.56%) SAN
2 61 (8.16%) TCP/IP
3 20 (2.67%) HTTPS
4 15 (2.01%) Wireshark
5 13 (1.74%) SSL
6 9 (1.20%) FTP
7 7 (0.94%) DVB
8 6 (0.80%) DNS
8 6 (0.80%) HTTP
9 4 (0.53%) LTE
10 3 (0.40%) Internet
10 3 (0.40%) DAB
10 3 (0.40%) GSM
10 3 (0.40%) LAN
11 2 (0.27%) SMS
11 2 (0.27%) UMTS
11 2 (0.27%) WAN
11 2 (0.27%) WCDMA
11 2 (0.27%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.27%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (10.29%) Oracle Reports
2 48 (6.42%) SQL Server
3 28 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (1.74%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.94%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.94%) MS Access
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.27%) MySQL
9 2 (0.27%) EDMS
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.13%) DbVisualizer
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 119 (15.91%) QuickTest Pro
2 94 (12.57%) Selenium
3 80 (10.70%) JIRA
4 64 (8.56%) LoadRunner
5 31 (4.14%) Cucumber
6 25 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (3.07%) WebDriver
8 21 (2.81%) Visual Studio
8 21 (2.81%) SpecFlow
9 17 (2.27%) SoapUI
10 14 (1.87%) JUnit
10 14 (1.87%) Subversion
10 14 (1.87%) Jenkins
11 13 (1.74%) JMeter
12 11 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
12 11 (1.47%) Maven
13 8 (1.07%) TestNG
13 8 (1.07%) Git (software)
13 8 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (1.07%) NeoLoad
General
1 144 (19.25%) Finance
2 44 (5.88%) Banking
3 34 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.01%) Retail
5 13 (1.74%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.20%) Legal
8 8 (1.07%) Back Office
9 7 (0.94%) Automotive
10 6 (0.80%) Electronics
10 6 (0.80%) Marketing
11 4 (0.53%) Military
11 4 (0.53%) Billing
11 4 (0.53%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.40%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.13%) Cantonese Language
13 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 318 (42.51%) Analyst
2 306 (40.91%) Test Analyst
3 126 (16.84%) Tester
4 124 (16.58%) Test Manager
5 88 (11.76%) Test Leader
6 52 (6.95%) Test Engineer
7 38 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
8 37 (4.95%) Senior Test Analyst
9 30 (4.01%) Automation Tester
10 28 (3.74%) Test Specialist
11 24 (3.21%) Agile Test Analyst
12 21 (2.81%) QA Tester
13 16 (2.14%) Performance Engineer
14 15 (2.01%) Performance Test Engineer
14 15 (2.01%) QA Analyst
15 14 (1.87%) Senior Tester
16 12 (1.60%) Consultant
16 12 (1.60%) Technical Analyst
16 12 (1.60%) Software Test Analyst
17 11 (1.47%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (23.26%) .NET
2 153 (20.45%) HTML
3 142 (18.98%) ASP.NET
4 138 (18.45%) JSP
5 28 (3.74%) XML
6 24 (3.21%) Web Services
7 19 (2.54%) Gherkin
8 17 (2.27%) SOAP
9 10 (1.34%) Middleware
10 9 (1.20%) OLE
11 6 (0.80%) CSS
11 6 (0.80%) Spring
11 6 (0.80%) REST
12 4 (0.53%) JSON
12 4 (0.53%) WCF
13 3 (0.40%) WinForms
14 2 (0.27%) XHTML
14 2 (0.27%) Flash
14 2 (0.27%) WSDL
14 2 (0.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.01%) Computer Science
2 15 (2.01%) Management Information System
3 11 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.20%) Open Source
5 7 (0.94%) IPTV
5 7 (0.94%) Client/Server
5 7 (0.94%) N-Tier
6 6 (0.80%) NHS
7 5 (0.67%) Mathematics
7 5 (0.67%) Derivative
8 4 (0.53%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.53%) EPoS
8 4 (0.53%) DTV
8 4 (0.53%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.53%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.40%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (0.40%) User Experience
9 3 (0.40%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.40%) STB
Operating Systems
1 126 (16.84%) UNIX
2 62 (8.29%) Windows
2 62 (8.29%) Linux
3 28 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (3.48%) Windows XP
5 24 (3.21%) Windows 2000
6 14 (1.87%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.60%) Android
8 11 (1.47%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.94%) SUSE
9 7 (0.94%) HPUX
10 6 (0.80%) Solaris
11 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.40%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (31.42%) Software Testing
2 231 (30.88%) Test Scripting
3 209 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
4 137 (18.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 128 (17.11%) Knowledge Management
6 123 (16.44%) Test Automation
7 109 (14.57%) Test Management
8 108 (14.44%) Project Management
9 102 (13.64%) Test Strategy
10 86 (11.50%) Integration Testing
11 80 (10.70%) Automated Testing
12 79 (10.56%) Manual Testing
13 75 (10.03%) Functional Testing
14 71 (9.49%) CRM
15 70 (9.36%) Scrum
16 62 (8.29%) Performance Testing
17 59 (7.89%) BDD
18 58 (7.75%) Waterfall
19 55 (7.35%) Regression Testing
20 49 (6.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 164 (21.93%) SQL
2 153 (20.45%) JavaScript
3 108 (14.44%) C#
4 95 (12.70%) Java
5 77 (10.29%) VB
6 28 (3.74%) Python
7 27 (3.61%) VBA
8 19 (2.54%) Perl
8 19 (2.54%) PowerShell
9 18 (2.41%) Ruby
10 16 (2.14%) C++
11 14 (1.87%) C
12 12 (1.60%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.07%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.94%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 5 (0.67%) Scala
15 5 (0.67%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.67%) PHP
15 5 (0.67%) VBScript
16 3 (0.40%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 468 (62.57%) ISEB
2 266 (35.56%) Security Cleared
3 232 (31.02%) SC Cleared
4 228 (30.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 136 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 107 (14.30%) DV Cleared
7 40 (5.35%) Degree
8 33 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (3.48%) MCITP
10 24 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
12 12 (1.60%) CCNA
13 8 (1.07%) MOS
14 6 (0.80%) MCSE
14 6 (0.80%) CCNP
15 4 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (0.40%) PMP
16 3 (0.40%) PMI Certification
17 2 (0.27%) MCP
17 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (18.58%) QA
2 3 (0.40%) ISO 14001
2 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.13%) HL7
4 1 (0.13%) GAAP
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (1.74%) Nmap
2 7 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.67%) NDS
4 3 (0.40%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.27%) XenApp
6 1 (0.13%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 230 (30.75%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.74%) Nessus
3 7 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.40%) Ansible
4 3 (0.40%) Puppet
5 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.27%) SCCM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.13%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 296 (39.57%) HP
2 212 (28.34%) Oracle
3 196 (26.20%) Microsoft
4 62 (8.29%) Citrix
5 28 (3.74%) Cisco
6 27 (3.61%) SAP
7 13 (1.74%) IBM
8 11 (1.47%) VMware
9 9 (1.20%) Cognos
10 7 (0.94%) hybris
10 7 (0.94%) TIBCO
10 7 (0.94%) ATG
11 5 (0.67%) Informatica
12 4 (0.53%) Siebel
13 3 (0.40%) Pega
13 3 (0.40%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.40%) Cerner
13 3 (0.40%) Hyperion
13 3 (0.40%) Business Objects
Peterborough
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per week
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £340 - £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: negotiable on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 8 days ago
South Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Circa £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Leatherhead
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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