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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 271 248 325
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +77
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 357 374 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.79% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.73% 4.09% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 223 113
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £24.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £11.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+68.08% -60.83%
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
9564 9146 7581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.67% 19.34% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5529 5096 4065
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 473 438
Average hourly rate £22.43 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
London -21 124 £363 +7.40% 49
South East -15 111 £345 +6.15% 23
Yorkshire -4 31 £325 +14.03% 12
North West -2 24 £265 -14.51% 8
West Midlands -10 19 £340 -2.85% 10
South West -13 19 £335 +11.66% 7
East of England -1 12 £298 -8.46% 2
East Midlands -18 8 £300 - 7
North East +6 7 £329 -0.44% 6
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 489 (68.39%) ISEB
2 265 (37.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 239 (33.43%) HP
4 237 (33.15%) Test Scripting
5 228 (31.89%) Software Testing
6 213 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
7 204 (28.53%) Security Cleared
8 197 (27.55%) HP Quality Center
9 176 (24.62%) SC Cleared
10 170 (23.78%) Finance
11 163 (22.80%) Microsoft
12 161 (22.52%) SQL
13 145 (20.28%) .NET
14 143 (20.00%) Oracle
15 142 (19.86%) QA
16 140 (19.58%) User Acceptance Testing
17 123 (17.20%) JavaScript
18 120 (16.78%) HTML
19 108 (15.10%) Knowledge Management
20 105 (14.69%) MS Excel
21 104 (14.55%) UNIX
21 104 (14.55%) Test Management
22 101 (14.13%) Test Automation
23 97 (13.57%) ASP.NET
24 96 (13.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
25 94 (13.15%) Project Management
26 93 (13.01%) JSP
27 92 (12.87%) Test Strategy
28 83 (11.61%) Oracle EBS
29 81 (11.33%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (1.68%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.40%) CMS
3 8 (1.12%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.56%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.56%) Confluence
4 4 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.42%) Lync
5 3 (0.42%) IIS
5 3 (0.42%) Apache
5 3 (0.42%) Documentum
5 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.28%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.28%) JBoss
7 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.14%) SAS
7 1 (0.14%) Magnolia
7 1 (0.14%) ATG Dynamo
7 1 (0.14%) LiveLink
Applications
1 105 (14.69%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.94%) MS Office
3 5 (0.70%) MS Project
4 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) SPSS
5 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 83 (11.61%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.84%) Summit
4 4 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.42%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.28%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.28%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.28%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.98%) SaaS
2 2 (0.28%) GitHub
2 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 62 (8.67%) SAN
2 44 (6.15%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.68%) Wireshark
4 10 (1.40%) HTTP
5 6 (0.84%) ATM
6 4 (0.56%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.56%) SSL
6 4 (0.56%) 3G
7 3 (0.42%) DVB
7 3 (0.42%) Internet
7 3 (0.42%) 4G
7 3 (0.42%) FTP
7 3 (0.42%) GSM
7 3 (0.42%) LAN
7 3 (0.42%) RTSP
8 2 (0.28%) UMTS
8 2 (0.28%) WAN
8 2 (0.28%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (0.28%) LTE
8 2 (0.28%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 38 (5.31%) SQL Server
3 26 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.40%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.84%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.70%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.70%) DB2
8 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (0.42%) DbVisualizer
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.42%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.28%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.28%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.28%) EDMS
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (0.28%) MS Access
10 2 (0.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 81 (11.33%) Selenium
2 68 (9.51%) JIRA
3 63 (8.81%) QuickTest Pro
4 46 (6.43%) LoadRunner
5 32 (4.48%) Cucumber
6 28 (3.92%) SoapUI
7 26 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (2.80%) SpecFlow
9 18 (2.52%) WebDriver
10 15 (2.10%) Visual Studio
11 12 (1.68%) Jenkins
12 10 (1.40%) Git (software)
13 9 (1.26%) Subversion
13 9 (1.26%) NeoLoad
13 9 (1.26%) Rational DOORS
14 8 (1.12%) Hudson
14 8 (1.12%) eggPlant
14 8 (1.12%) JMeter
14 8 (1.12%) JUnit
14 8 (1.12%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 170 (23.78%) Finance
2 65 (9.09%) Banking
3 44 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 34 (4.76%) Retail
5 23 (3.22%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.26%) Legal
7 7 (0.98%) General Ledger
7 7 (0.98%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
8 5 (0.70%) Marketing
8 5 (0.70%) Back Office
9 4 (0.56%) Automotive
9 4 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.42%) Games
11 2 (0.28%) Military
11 2 (0.28%) Local Government
11 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.28%) Electronics
11 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 308 (43.08%) Analyst
2 299 (41.82%) Test Analyst
3 118 (16.50%) Tester
4 116 (16.22%) Test Manager
5 63 (8.81%) Test Leader
6 46 (6.43%) Test Engineer
7 43 (6.01%) Senior Analyst
8 41 (5.73%) Senior Test Analyst
9 32 (4.48%) Test Specialist
10 30 (4.20%) Consultant
11 25 (3.50%) Automation Tester
12 24 (3.36%) Agile Test Analyst
12 24 (3.36%) Test Consultant
13 20 (2.80%) QA Tester
14 17 (2.38%) QA Analyst
15 15 (2.10%) Senior Tester
16 14 (1.96%) QA Test Analyst
16 14 (1.96%) UAT Analyst
17 13 (1.82%) Automation Engineer
18 12 (1.68%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (20.28%) .NET
2 120 (16.78%) HTML
3 97 (13.57%) ASP.NET
4 93 (13.01%) JSP
5 38 (5.31%) XML
6 31 (4.34%) Web Services
7 19 (2.66%) Gherkin
8 18 (2.52%) SOAP
8 18 (2.52%) CSS
9 10 (1.40%) MSMQ
10 9 (1.26%) Middleware
11 5 (0.70%) JSON
11 5 (0.70%) WCF
12 4 (0.56%) REST
12 4 (0.56%) XML Messaging
12 4 (0.56%) J2EE
13 3 (0.42%) WSDL
13 3 (0.42%) Flash
13 3 (0.42%) RESTful
13 3 (0.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.10%) Mobile App
2 15 (2.10%) Computer Science
3 12 (1.68%) Management Information System
4 7 (0.98%) Derivative
5 6 (0.84%) NHS
5 6 (0.84%) Smart Meter
5 6 (0.84%) User Experience
6 5 (0.70%) Digital Media
6 5 (0.70%) W3C
6 5 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (0.70%) Equities
6 5 (0.70%) STB
7 4 (0.56%) Credit Risk
7 4 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (0.56%) Algorithms
7 4 (0.56%) Open Source
7 4 (0.56%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (0.42%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 104 (14.55%) UNIX
2 55 (7.69%) Linux
3 41 (5.73%) Windows
4 17 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.40%) Android
7 9 (1.26%) Windows XP
8 8 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.12%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.84%) Solaris
10 5 (0.70%) Windows 2000
10 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.42%) AIX
11 3 (0.42%) HPUX
11 3 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.28%) SUSE
12 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (33.15%) Test Scripting
2 228 (31.89%) Software Testing
3 213 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (19.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 108 (15.10%) Knowledge Management
6 104 (14.55%) Test Management
7 101 (14.13%) Test Automation
8 94 (13.15%) Project Management
9 92 (12.87%) Test Strategy
10 80 (11.19%) Integration Testing
11 69 (9.65%) Scrum
12 66 (9.23%) Regression Testing
13 63 (8.81%) Manual Testing
14 60 (8.39%) Automated Testing
15 55 (7.69%) Waterfall
16 52 (7.27%) Security Testing
17 50 (6.99%) Performance Testing
17 50 (6.99%) System Testing
18 48 (6.71%) Functional Testing
18 48 (6.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 161 (22.52%) SQL
2 123 (17.20%) JavaScript
3 65 (9.09%) Java
4 49 (6.85%) C#
5 35 (4.90%) VBA
6 25 (3.50%) PowerShell
7 21 (2.94%) Ruby
8 20 (2.80%) Python
9 17 (2.38%) VB
10 15 (2.10%) PL/SQL
11 12 (1.68%) C++
11 12 (1.68%) C
11 12 (1.68%) Perl
12 10 (1.40%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.26%) Scala
14 8 (1.12%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.70%) Groovy
15 5 (0.70%) VBScript
15 5 (0.70%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 489 (68.39%) ISEB
2 265 (37.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 204 (28.53%) Security Cleared
4 176 (24.62%) SC Cleared
5 96 (13.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 65 (9.09%) DV Cleared
7 59 (8.25%) Degree
8 35 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 34 (4.76%) MCITP
10 33 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (2.24%) ISEB Practitioner
12 8 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.84%) PMP
13 6 (0.84%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.70%) HND
15 4 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.42%) MCSE
17 2 (0.28%) MCSA
17 2 (0.28%) MCTS
17 2 (0.28%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (19.86%) QA
2 7 (0.98%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.84%) GAAP
3 6 (0.84%) ISO 14001
4 5 (0.70%) Solvency II
4 5 (0.70%) FATCA
5 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) COREP
7 1 (0.14%) FINREP
7 1 (0.14%) HL7
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 8 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.98%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.56%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.56%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.42%) NDS
5 2 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 197 (27.55%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.56%) Nessus
3 4 (0.56%) Nmap
4 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.28%) Puppet
4 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.28%) Ansible
5 1 (0.14%) nmon
5 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.14%) Netcool
Vendors
1 239 (33.43%) HP
2 163 (22.80%) Microsoft
3 143 (20.00%) Oracle
4 71 (9.93%) Citrix
5 34 (4.76%) Cisco
6 30 (4.20%) SAP
7 11 (1.54%) IBM
7 11 (1.54%) VMware
8 10 (1.40%) Sybase
9 7 (0.98%) McAfee
10 6 (0.84%) Remedy
10 6 (0.84%) Cognos
10 6 (0.84%) Siebel
11 4 (0.56%) Ericsson
11 4 (0.56%) Sun
11 4 (0.56%) Reuters
11 4 (0.56%) Ektron
12 3 (0.42%) Wall Street Systems
13 2 (0.28%) Orchard
13 2 (0.28%) Atlassian
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
CHM Recruit
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £410 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
East London
Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Wiltshire
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £295.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago