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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 293 342 343
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 346 236 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.50% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.48% 2.87% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 121 126
Average daily rate
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£335 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
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
9940 8224 9416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.05% 17.30% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5598 4655 4944
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 389 564
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 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
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 18 September 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
South East +18 104 £350 +10.23% 39
London +2 89 £388 +0.64% 27
South West -5 41 £288 -19.07% 6
Yorkshire +21 21 £340 +15.25% 7
West Midlands -5 20 £344 +16.52% 6
North East -21 18 £360 - 7
East Midlands +18 17 £340 +36.00% 5
North West +2 16 £320 +45.45% 12
East of England -26 16 £340 -15.00% 8
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 531 (59.60%) ISEB
2 360 (40.40%) HP
3 332 (37.26%) Security Cleared
4 298 (33.45%) SC Cleared
5 296 (33.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 286 (32.10%) Oracle
7 274 (30.75%) Test Scripting
8 258 (28.96%) Software Testing
9 250 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
10 241 (27.05%) HP Quality Center
11 231 (25.93%) Microsoft
12 208 (23.34%) .NET
13 200 (22.45%) SQL
14 191 (21.44%) Finance
15 190 (21.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 186 (20.88%) JavaScript
17 185 (20.76%) HTML
18 182 (20.43%) ASP.NET
19 178 (19.98%) QA
20 172 (19.30%) JSP
21 163 (18.29%) QuickTest Pro
21 163 (18.29%) User Acceptance Testing
22 159 (17.85%) C#
23 149 (16.72%) Test Automation
24 143 (16.05%) UNIX
25 136 (15.26%) Test Strategy
26 132 (14.81%) VB
27 127 (14.25%) Knowledge Management
28 125 (14.03%) DV Cleared
28 125 (14.03%) Test Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (1.23%) WebLogic
1 11 (1.23%) SharePoint
2 8 (0.90%) Apache
3 7 (0.79%) Tomcat
3 7 (0.79%) WebLogic Integration
4 5 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.45%) Confluence
5 4 (0.45%) CMS
6 3 (0.34%) IIS
6 3 (0.34%) Mule
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.11%) WordPress
8 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (0.11%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.11%) SAS
8 1 (0.11%) CICS
Applications
1 93 (10.44%) MS Excel
2 46 (5.16%) MS Office
3 15 (1.68%) MS Project
4 12 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.22%) Mingle
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 104 (11.67%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (2.47%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.56%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (0.45%) Summit
4 4 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.34%) HFM
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.22%) Magento
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.22%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.11%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.90%) SaaS
2 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.11%) Office 365
3 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 77 (8.64%) TCP/IP
2 56 (6.29%) SAN
3 44 (4.94%) HTTPS
4 25 (2.81%) Wireshark
5 23 (2.58%) HTTP
6 22 (2.47%) DNS
7 21 (2.36%) SSL
8 11 (1.23%) FTP
9 7 (0.79%) DVB
10 6 (0.67%) Internet
11 5 (0.56%) VLAN
11 5 (0.56%) LTE
11 5 (0.56%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.45%) Firewall
13 3 (0.34%) SMS
13 3 (0.34%) UMTS
13 3 (0.34%) GPRS
13 3 (0.34%) GSM
13 3 (0.34%) WCDMA
14 2 (0.22%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (8.64%) Oracle Reports
2 50 (5.61%) SQL Server
3 31 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (2.69%) Oracle Database
5 22 (2.47%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (0.79%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.79%) MS Access
8 7 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
8 7 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.67%) Big Data
10 4 (0.45%) MySQL
11 3 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.34%) Star Schema
12 2 (0.22%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.11%) QlikView
13 1 (0.11%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 163 (18.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 120 (13.47%) Selenium
3 79 (8.87%) LoadRunner
4 60 (6.73%) JIRA
5 42 (4.71%) WebDriver
6 35 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (3.48%) SoapUI
8 30 (3.37%) Cucumber
9 21 (2.36%) JMeter
9 21 (2.36%) Visual Studio
10 19 (2.13%) SpecFlow
11 18 (2.02%) Calabash
12 16 (1.80%) JUnit
13 11 (1.23%) Rational Performance Tester
14 10 (1.12%) Maven
15 9 (1.01%) Git (software)
15 9 (1.01%) Jenkins
16 8 (0.90%) FitNesse
17 7 (0.79%) Subversion
17 7 (0.79%) MSTest
General
1 191 (21.44%) Finance
2 75 (8.42%) Banking
3 31 (3.48%) Retail
4 30 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.35%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.35%) Marketing
6 11 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.01%) Electronics
8 8 (0.90%) Legal
9 7 (0.79%) Billing
9 7 (0.79%) Back Office
9 7 (0.79%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.67%) Military
11 5 (0.56%) Games
11 5 (0.56%) Automotive
12 3 (0.34%) Publishing
12 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.22%) German Language
13 2 (0.22%) Advertising
13 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 362 (40.63%) Analyst
2 343 (38.50%) Test Analyst
3 173 (19.42%) Tester
4 123 (13.80%) Test Manager
5 109 (12.23%) Test Leader
6 58 (6.51%) Test Engineer
7 41 (4.60%) QA Tester
8 39 (4.38%) Test Specialist
9 30 (3.37%) Performance Tester
10 29 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
11 27 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
12 23 (2.58%) Agile Test Analyst
13 22 (2.47%) Automation Tester
14 21 (2.36%) Performance Engineer
15 17 (1.91%) QA Analyst
16 16 (1.80%) QA Engineer
16 16 (1.80%) Automation Analyst
16 16 (1.80%) Automation Test Analyst
17 14 (1.57%) Performance Manager
17 14 (1.57%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (23.34%) .NET
2 185 (20.76%) HTML
3 182 (20.43%) ASP.NET
4 172 (19.30%) JSP
5 41 (4.60%) Web Services
6 35 (3.93%) XML
7 23 (2.58%) SOAP
8 16 (1.80%) Gherkin
9 12 (1.35%) OLE
10 9 (1.01%) REST
11 8 (0.90%) XSLT
12 6 (0.67%) Middleware
13 4 (0.45%) Spring
14 3 (0.34%) Cocoa
14 3 (0.34%) ODBC
14 3 (0.34%) Flash
14 3 (0.34%) JDBC
14 3 (0.34%) Cocoa Touch
14 3 (0.34%) JPA
14 3 (0.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 40 (4.49%) Computer Science
2 33 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.25%) Mobile App
4 13 (1.46%) Open Source
5 11 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 11 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
7 9 (1.01%) User Experience
8 8 (0.90%) Video on Demand
8 8 (0.90%) Social Network
8 8 (0.90%) IPTV
9 7 (0.79%) N-Tier
9 7 (0.79%) MPEG
10 6 (0.67%) NHS
11 5 (0.56%) DTV
11 5 (0.56%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.56%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.45%) EPoS
13 3 (0.34%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.34%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 143 (16.05%) UNIX
2 96 (10.77%) Linux
3 90 (10.10%) Windows
4 47 (5.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 47 (5.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (5.05%) Windows 2000
6 44 (4.94%) Windows XP
7 24 (2.69%) Solaris
8 14 (1.57%) Android
8 14 (1.57%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.01%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.79%) SUSE
10 7 (0.79%) HPUX
11 3 (0.34%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.22%) AIX
13 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (30.75%) Test Scripting
2 258 (28.96%) Software Testing
3 250 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
4 163 (18.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 149 (16.72%) Test Automation
6 136 (15.26%) Test Strategy
7 127 (14.25%) Knowledge Management
8 125 (14.03%) Test Management
9 114 (12.79%) Project Management
10 109 (12.23%) CRM
11 96 (10.77%) Integration Testing
12 91 (10.21%) Functional Testing
13 90 (10.10%) Scrum
14 87 (9.76%) Performance Testing
14 87 (9.76%) Waterfall
15 67 (7.52%) Automated Testing
16 61 (6.85%) BDD
16 61 (6.85%) Manual Testing
17 53 (5.95%) Regression Testing
18 48 (5.39%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 200 (22.45%) SQL
2 186 (20.88%) JavaScript
3 159 (17.85%) C#
4 132 (14.81%) VB
5 105 (11.78%) Java
6 29 (3.25%) VBA
7 25 (2.81%) PowerShell
8 19 (2.13%) Python
9 17 (1.91%) VBScript
10 15 (1.68%) Perl
11 14 (1.57%) C++
11 14 (1.57%) Ruby
12 12 (1.35%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.23%) C
14 7 (0.79%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 6 (0.67%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.56%) Tcl
16 5 (0.56%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.56%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 531 (59.60%) ISEB
2 332 (37.26%) Security Cleared
3 298 (33.45%) SC Cleared
4 296 (33.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 190 (21.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 125 (14.03%) DV Cleared
7 50 (5.61%) Degree
8 49 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
9 35 (3.93%) MCITP
10 32 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (2.92%) ISEB Practitioner
12 23 (2.58%) CCNA
13 19 (2.13%) MOS
14 9 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (0.90%) MCSE
15 8 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (0.67%) CCNP
17 4 (0.45%) BC Cleared
18 3 (0.34%) MCP
18 3 (0.34%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (19.98%) QA
2 1 (0.11%) HL7
2 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (2.24%) Nmap
2 7 (0.79%) NDS
3 5 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.34%) Cygwin
4 3 (0.34%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.11%) Xen
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 241 (27.05%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (2.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 20 (2.24%) Nessus
3 3 (0.34%) SCCM
3 3 (0.34%) nmon
4 2 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.22%) Puppet
4 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.22%) Ansible
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.11%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 360 (40.40%) HP
2 286 (32.10%) Oracle
3 231 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 43 (4.83%) SAP
5 41 (4.60%) Citrix
6 39 (4.38%) Cisco
7 16 (1.80%) VMware
8 13 (1.46%) IBM
8 13 (1.46%) Siebel
9 10 (1.12%) JD Edwards
9 10 (1.12%) ATG
10 9 (1.01%) hybris
11 8 (0.90%) Informatica
11 8 (0.90%) Cognos
12 7 (0.79%) TIBCO
12 7 (0.79%) Remedy
13 6 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.45%) Curam
14 4 (0.45%) CheckPoint
15 3 (0.34%) Hyperion
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market value
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 to £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago