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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 249 278 316
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +38
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 421 362 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.89% 0.77% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.20% 3.80% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 176 157
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Average hourly rate £107.50 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+377.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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
10012 9534 8820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.22% 20.25% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6240 5589 4833
Average daily rate £403 £400 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 443 405
Average hourly rate £36.75 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 12 February 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +55 162 £400 +14.28% 27
South East -17 83 £345 -1.42% 30
South West +20 50 £350 -24.32% 7
Yorkshire -8 36 £300 -22.82% 13
West Midlands +7 35 £325 +1.56% 9
North West -24 18 £285 +14.00% 17
East of England +5 17 £275 -21.42% 7
North East -14 8 £265 -16.28% 3
East Midlands -16 8 £285 -12.30% 5
Midlands - 2 - -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 571 (67.49%) ISEB
2 363 (42.91%) Agile Software Development
3 285 (33.69%) Software Testing
4 276 (32.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 274 (32.39%) Test Scripting
6 236 (27.90%) SQL
7 225 (26.60%) Finance
8 188 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
9 179 (21.16%) Test Automation
9 179 (21.16%) Security Cleared
9 179 (21.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 175 (20.69%) QA
11 172 (20.33%) Microsoft
12 164 (19.39%) HP
13 156 (18.44%) Oracle
14 143 (16.90%) Functional Testing
15 141 (16.67%) Selenium
16 135 (15.96%) Test Management
17 133 (15.72%) JIRA
18 128 (15.13%) Defect Management
19 117 (13.83%) Test Strategy
19 117 (13.83%) Waterfall
20 115 (13.59%) Java
21 112 (13.24%) Manual Testing
22 107 (12.65%) Non-Functional Testing
23 106 (12.53%) Automated Testing
24 98 (11.58%) Integration Testing
25 97 (11.47%) .NET
26 92 (10.87%) Scrum
26 92 (10.87%) SDLC

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 32 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (1.89%) Confluence
4 10 (1.18%) JBoss
5 9 (1.06%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.47%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.47%) LiveLink
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.47%) SAS
7 4 (0.47%) WebSphere Portal
8 3 (0.35%) ATG Dynamo
8 3 (0.35%) IIS
9 2 (0.24%) Apache
9 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.12%) Documentum
10 1 (0.12%) Node.js
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 62 (7.33%) MS Excel
2 53 (6.26%) MS Office
3 9 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.71%) MS Project
5 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.24%) Mingle
8 1 (0.12%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 25 (2.96%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.59%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.59%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.59%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.47%) TradeThru
8 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.35%) SAP PM
8 3 (0.35%) Sonata
8 3 (0.35%) Tercero
9 2 (0.24%) Endur
10 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.47%) GitHub
3 2 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.30%) SAN
1 11 (1.30%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.06%) HTTP
3 8 (0.95%) FTP
4 6 (0.71%) SNMP
4 6 (0.71%) WAN
5 5 (0.59%) Intranet
6 4 (0.47%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.47%) Internet
6 4 (0.47%) LAN
6 4 (0.47%) VLAN
6 4 (0.47%) WLAN
6 4 (0.47%) ZigBee
7 3 (0.35%) Broadband
7 3 (0.35%) Extranet
7 3 (0.35%) Firewall
7 3 (0.35%) PuTTY
7 3 (0.35%) Value-Added Service
8 2 (0.24%) 2G
8 2 (0.24%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (3.19%) Oracle Reports
4 24 (2.84%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.95%) BODI
6 8 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (0.95%) BusinessObjects XI
6 8 (0.95%) Hadoop
6 8 (0.95%) PowerCenter
7 7 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.59%) GIS
9 5 (0.59%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.47%) Big Data
10 4 (0.47%) DB2
11 3 (0.35%) Apache Accumulo
11 3 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 141 (16.67%) Selenium
2 133 (15.72%) JIRA
3 91 (10.76%) HP UFT
4 83 (9.81%) Cucumber
5 71 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 51 (6.03%) SoapUI
7 48 (5.67%) Jenkins
8 44 (5.20%) WebDriver
9 43 (5.08%) LoadRunner
10 40 (4.73%) Visual Studio
11 38 (4.49%) SpecFlow
12 28 (3.31%) Toad
13 26 (3.07%) Capybara
13 26 (3.07%) JMeter
14 24 (2.84%) Git (software)
15 13 (1.54%) Eclipse
16 12 (1.42%) Subversion
17 9 (1.06%) TestDirector
18 8 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
18 8 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 225 (26.60%) Finance
2 74 (8.75%) Banking
3 54 (6.38%) Retail
4 39 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 27 (3.19%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.77%) Legal
7 10 (1.18%) Billing
7 10 (1.18%) Retail Banking
8 8 (0.95%) Publishing
9 7 (0.83%) Games
10 4 (0.47%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.47%) Back Office
11 3 (0.35%) Electronics
11 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.35%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.24%) Advertising
12 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.24%) Front Office
12 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.24%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 441 (52.13%) Analyst
2 428 (50.59%) Test Analyst
3 145 (17.14%) Tester
4 110 (13.00%) Test Manager
5 87 (10.28%) Test Leader
6 61 (7.21%) Test Engineer
7 54 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
8 53 (6.26%) Senior Test Analyst
9 45 (5.32%) Agile Test Analyst
10 33 (3.90%) Automation Analyst
11 32 (3.78%) Automation Test Analyst
11 32 (3.78%) SQL Analyst
12 26 (3.07%) Web Analyst
13 25 (2.96%) QA Analyst
13 25 (2.96%) Web Test Analyst
14 24 (2.84%) Manual Test Analyst
14 24 (2.84%) Software Analyst
14 24 (2.84%) Software Test Analyst
15 23 (2.72%) QA Leader
16 22 (2.60%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (11.47%) .NET
2 81 (9.57%) XML
3 48 (5.67%) HTML
4 42 (4.96%) SOAP
5 37 (4.37%) Web Services
6 36 (4.26%) Gherkin
7 28 (3.31%) ASP.NET
8 25 (2.96%) XML Messaging
9 14 (1.65%) REST
10 12 (1.42%) Middleware
11 9 (1.06%) MSMQ
12 7 (0.83%) WPF
13 6 (0.71%) EDI
13 6 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
14 5 (0.59%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.59%) Ajax
15 4 (0.47%) Dojo
15 4 (0.47%) GWT
15 4 (0.47%) JSF
15 4 (0.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.25%) Management Information System
3 16 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 15 (1.77%) Smart Meter
5 14 (1.65%) Data Centre
6 13 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 12 (1.42%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.30%) Derivative
9 10 (1.18%) EPoS
10 9 (1.06%) PKI
11 7 (0.83%) Credit Risk
11 7 (0.83%) Data Integration
11 7 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.59%) AS400
12 5 (0.59%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.59%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.59%) MPEG
12 5 (0.59%) STB
13 4 (0.47%) iPad
13 4 (0.47%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 81 (9.57%) Windows
2 77 (9.10%) Linux
3 71 (8.39%) Unix
4 11 (1.30%) Windows 7
4 11 (1.30%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.95%) Android
6 6 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.71%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.59%) Solaris
7 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.12%) AIX
9 1 (0.12%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (42.91%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (33.69%) Software Testing
3 274 (32.39%) Test Scripting
4 179 (21.16%) Test Automation
4 179 (21.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 143 (16.90%) Functional Testing
6 135 (15.96%) Test Management
7 128 (15.13%) Defect Management
8 117 (13.83%) Test Strategy
8 117 (13.83%) Waterfall
9 112 (13.24%) Manual Testing
10 107 (12.65%) Non-Functional Testing
11 106 (12.53%) Automated Testing
12 98 (11.58%) Integration Testing
13 92 (10.87%) Scrum
13 92 (10.87%) SDLC
14 88 (10.40%) Regression Testing
15 85 (10.05%) BDD
16 76 (8.98%) Performance Testing
17 72 (8.51%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 236 (27.90%) SQL
2 115 (13.59%) Java
3 83 (9.81%) C#
4 57 (6.74%) JavaScript
5 40 (4.73%) Ruby
6 36 (4.26%) Python
7 29 (3.43%) Bash Shell
8 27 (3.19%) VB
9 19 (2.25%) PL/SQL
10 17 (2.01%) C
11 15 (1.77%) C++
12 11 (1.30%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.30%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.18%) Perl
14 7 (0.83%) Groovy
15 6 (0.71%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.59%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.59%) VBScript
17 3 (0.35%) VBA
18 1 (0.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 571 (67.49%) ISEB
2 276 (32.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 179 (21.16%) Security Cleared
4 92 (10.87%) SC Cleared
5 70 (8.27%) DV Cleared
6 60 (7.09%) Degree
6 60 (7.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 16 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
8 11 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
10 9 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.95%) PhD
12 7 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.59%) MCITP
13 5 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.47%) HND
15 2 (0.24%) BC Cleared
15 2 (0.24%) CCNA
15 2 (0.24%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (20.69%) QA
2 7 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.35%) SLA
5 2 (0.24%) GAAP
5 2 (0.24%) SDET
6 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.12%) FATCA
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (0.71%) Active Directory
1 6 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 188 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.83%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (0.59%) nmon
4 3 (0.35%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (0.35%) Puppet
4 3 (0.35%) SCCM
5 2 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.24%) Nessus
5 2 (0.24%) SCOM
6 1 (0.12%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 172 (20.33%) Microsoft
2 164 (19.39%) HP
3 156 (18.44%) Oracle
4 29 (3.43%) Cognos
5 26 (3.07%) SAP
6 24 (2.84%) IBM
7 20 (2.36%) Citrix
8 14 (1.65%) Informatica
9 13 (1.54%) VMware
10 10 (1.18%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.18%) Remedy
10 10 (1.18%) Sybase
11 8 (0.95%) ATG
11 8 (0.95%) Talend
12 7 (0.83%) Cisco
12 7 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
13 6 (0.71%) Pega
14 5 (0.59%) hybris
14 5 (0.59%) Murex
14 5 (0.59%) Siebel
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £345 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £375.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding
Vertical IT
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding
Vertical IT
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear
Leighton Group
Rate: Competitive salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + doe
Posted: 7 days ago
Burnley
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
Posted: 8 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + doe
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Highly Attractive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Long Term Contract
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
Posted: 25 days ago