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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 283 342 208
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -134
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 380 297 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.77% 0.59% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.63% 3.09% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 163 288
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £220 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.20 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +129.62%
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
10466 9620 9688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.25% 19.22% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6541 5606 5716
Median daily rate £405 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £548 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 475 498
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 May 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
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 30 May 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 +11 108 £375 +7.14% 30
South East +9 106 £350 -9.67% 30
South West +4 43 £325 +5.69% 13
West Midlands +8 33 £290 -27.50% 8
Yorkshire +17 29 £306 +9.37% 13
North West -13 25 £308 +6.03% 11
East of England +13 16 £318 +16.51% 4
North East -43 8 £335 - 1
Midlands - 7 £350 -
East Midlands +5 5 £189 -31.27% 6
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 545 (68.30%) ISEB
2 352 (44.11%) Agile Software Development
3 264 (33.08%) Test Scripting
4 261 (32.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 252 (31.58%) SQL
6 243 (30.45%) Software Testing
7 235 (29.45%) Finance
8 190 (23.81%) Security Cleared
9 181 (22.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 166 (20.80%) QA
11 157 (19.67%) Java
12 156 (19.55%) JIRA
13 151 (18.92%) HP
14 149 (18.67%) Selenium
15 146 (18.30%) Microsoft
16 140 (17.54%) HP Quality Center
17 129 (16.17%) Oracle
18 128 (16.04%) Defect Management
19 123 (15.41%) Test Management
20 118 (14.79%) Functional Testing
20 118 (14.79%) Test Strategy
21 111 (13.91%) Integration Testing
22 110 (13.78%) Linux
22 110 (13.78%) Test Automation
23 107 (13.41%) Waterfall
24 100 (12.53%) Regression Testing
25 94 (11.78%) SC Cleared
25 94 (11.78%) SDLC
25 94 (11.78%) System Integration Testing
26 93 (11.65%) Windows

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 57 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.51%) Confluence
3 10 (1.25%) IIS
4 9 (1.13%) JBoss
4 9 (1.13%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.88%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.63%) SAS
6 5 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.63%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.50%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.50%) WebSphere Portal
8 3 (0.38%) ATG Dynamo
9 2 (0.25%) Apache
10 1 (0.13%) CMS
10 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.13%) Drupal
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 76 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 63 (7.89%) MS Office
3 8 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.88%) MS Project
4 7 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.25%) Mingle
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 18 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.50%) Magento
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.50%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.38%) Sonata
7 3 (0.38%) Tercero
8 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.13%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.50%) SaaS
3 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.38%) IaaS
3 3 (0.38%) PaaS
3 3 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.13%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.75%) VLAN
2 9 (1.13%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.00%) Internet
3 8 (1.00%) SAN
3 8 (1.00%) WAN
4 7 (0.88%) HTTP
4 7 (0.88%) ZigBee
5 5 (0.63%) Intranet
5 5 (0.63%) LAN
5 5 (0.63%) Skype
6 4 (0.50%) FTP
7 3 (0.38%) Extranet
7 3 (0.38%) Firewall
7 3 (0.38%) SSH
8 2 (0.25%) DNS
8 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.25%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.25%) Network Security
8 2 (0.25%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.25%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (2.51%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (1.88%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.38%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.75%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.63%) Big Data
8 5 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 4 (0.50%) Cognos Report Studio
9 4 (0.50%) GIS
9 4 (0.50%) MySQL
9 4 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.50%) Pentaho
9 4 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 156 (19.55%) JIRA
2 149 (18.67%) Selenium
3 80 (10.03%) Cucumber
4 75 (9.40%) HP UFT
5 59 (7.39%) LoadRunner
6 53 (6.64%) WebDriver
7 50 (6.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 42 (5.26%) SoapUI
9 35 (4.39%) JMeter
10 26 (3.26%) Toad
11 25 (3.13%) Visual Studio
12 23 (2.88%) SpecFlow
13 22 (2.76%) Git (software)
14 21 (2.63%) Jenkins
15 15 (1.88%) Maven
16 13 (1.63%) Zephyr
17 12 (1.50%) Capybara
17 12 (1.50%) TestDirector
18 11 (1.38%) Ant
18 11 (1.38%) JUnit
General
1 235 (29.45%) Finance
2 75 (9.40%) Banking
3 59 (7.39%) Retail
4 36 (4.51%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.01%) Retail Banking
7 15 (1.88%) Games
8 7 (0.88%) Automotive
8 7 (0.88%) Billing
9 6 (0.75%) Electronics
9 6 (0.75%) Legal
9 6 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.63%) Marketing
10 5 (0.63%) Military
11 4 (0.50%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.38%) Advertising
12 3 (0.38%) Back Office
12 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.38%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 400 (50.13%) Analyst
2 377 (47.24%) Test Analyst
3 109 (13.66%) Tester
4 99 (12.41%) Test Manager
5 89 (11.15%) Test Engineer
6 68 (8.52%) Test Leader
7 45 (5.64%) Automation Test Analyst
8 40 (5.01%) Agile Test Analyst
9 38 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
10 36 (4.51%) Senior Test Analyst
11 32 (4.01%) QA Analyst
11 32 (4.01%) Software Analyst
11 32 (4.01%) Software Test Analyst
12 28 (3.51%) Financial Analyst
13 27 (3.38%) Manual Test Analyst
14 26 (3.26%) QA Leader
15 25 (3.13%) SQL Analyst
15 25 (3.13%) Test Specialist
16 24 (3.01%) QA Test Analyst
17 23 (2.88%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (8.77%) XML
2 63 (7.89%) .NET
3 62 (7.77%) HTML
4 44 (5.51%) Web Services
5 35 (4.39%) SOAP
6 22 (2.76%) ASP.NET
7 18 (2.26%) REST
8 16 (2.01%) Gherkin
8 16 (2.01%) Spring
9 13 (1.63%) Ajax
10 12 (1.50%) Hibernate
11 11 (1.38%) Behat
11 11 (1.38%) Java EE
11 11 (1.38%) XML Messaging
12 10 (1.25%) JMS
12 10 (1.25%) JSP
12 10 (1.25%) MSMQ
12 10 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
13 8 (1.00%) AngularJS
13 8 (1.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (2.26%) Client/Server
2 18 (2.26%) Smart Meter
3 16 (2.01%) Management Information System
4 15 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.00%) AS400
7 7 (0.88%) Derivative
7 7 (0.88%) EPoS
7 7 (0.88%) Mainframe
7 7 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
8 6 (0.75%) Data Integration
8 6 (0.75%) Fat Client
8 6 (0.75%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (0.75%) Thin Client
8 6 (0.75%) User Experience
9 5 (0.63%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.50%) NHS
10 4 (0.50%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 110 (13.78%) Linux
2 93 (11.65%) Windows
3 87 (10.90%) Unix
4 16 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.75%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.38%) Android
8 3 (0.38%) Solaris
8 3 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.13%) AIX
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (44.11%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (33.08%) Test Scripting
3 243 (30.45%) Software Testing
4 181 (22.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 128 (16.04%) Defect Management
6 123 (15.41%) Test Management
7 118 (14.79%) Functional Testing
7 118 (14.79%) Test Strategy
8 111 (13.91%) Integration Testing
9 110 (13.78%) Test Automation
10 107 (13.41%) Waterfall
11 100 (12.53%) Regression Testing
12 94 (11.78%) SDLC
12 94 (11.78%) System Integration Testing
13 91 (11.40%) Automated Testing
14 90 (11.28%) BDD
15 79 (9.90%) Scrum
16 78 (9.77%) Manual Testing
17 74 (9.27%) Non-Functional Testing
18 70 (8.77%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 252 (31.58%) SQL
2 157 (19.67%) Java
3 78 (9.77%) C#
4 76 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 53 (6.64%) Python
6 42 (5.26%) Bash Shell
7 33 (4.14%) Ruby
8 31 (3.88%) VB
9 17 (2.13%) PL/SQL
9 17 (2.13%) VBScript
10 15 (1.88%) C++
11 14 (1.75%) C
12 13 (1.63%) Perl
12 13 (1.63%) PowerShell
12 13 (1.63%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.38%) Groovy
14 9 (1.13%) PHP
15 6 (0.75%) Scala
16 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 545 (68.30%) ISEB
2 261 (32.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 190 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 94 (11.78%) SC Cleared
5 77 (9.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 71 (8.90%) DV Cleared
7 61 (7.64%) Degree
8 22 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (1.88%) CTC Cleared
11 14 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
12 11 (1.38%) CCNA
12 11 (1.38%) MCITP
13 10 (1.25%) PhD
14 9 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (0.25%) CCNP
16 2 (0.25%) OCP
16 2 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
16 2 (0.25%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (20.80%) QA
2 7 (0.88%) SLA
3 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.25%) GAAP
5 1 (0.13%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.13%) EMIR
5 1 (0.13%) FINREP
5 1 (0.13%) MiFID
5 1 (0.13%) SDET
System Software
1 13 (1.63%) Active Directory
1 13 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.75%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.38%) vSphere
5 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 140 (17.54%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.13%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (0.63%) Puppet
5 4 (0.50%) SCCM
6 3 (0.38%) nmon
6 3 (0.38%) SCOM
7 2 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.25%) Nessus
8 1 (0.13%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 151 (18.92%) HP
2 146 (18.30%) Microsoft
3 129 (16.17%) Oracle
4 31 (3.88%) Cognos
5 28 (3.51%) IBM
6 25 (3.13%) SAP
7 21 (2.63%) VMware
8 20 (2.51%) Rally
9 18 (2.26%) Atlassian
10 16 (2.01%) Cisco
11 11 (1.38%) Pega
12 10 (1.25%) Sybase
13 7 (0.88%) Citrix
13 7 (0.88%) Intel Security
14 5 (0.63%) ATG
14 5 (0.63%) Fujitsu
14 5 (0.63%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.63%) Siebel
15 4 (0.50%) Sun
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