The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 205 330 357
Rank change year-on-year
+125 +27
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 498 232 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.01% 0.50% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.40% 2.80% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 138 117
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £34.75 £25.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.00% -25.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9226 8293 9031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.69% 17.85% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5276 4515 4758
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 455 561
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
ISTQB
UK

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +82 207 £325 -13.33% 32
London +40 109 £400 -3.03% 31
South West +11 56 £300 -26.38% 13
East of England -10 24 £440 +13.54% 8
Yorkshire +8 23 £275 +7.31% 9
North West +8 21 £323 +3.20% 14
North East -7 15 £375 - 1
West Midlands -8 13 £300 -9.77% 7
East Midlands +6 10 £295 -15.71% 2
Midlands - - - -
ISTQB
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ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 606 (62.35%) ISEB
2 375 (38.58%) HP
3 327 (33.64%) Security Cleared
4 325 (33.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 298 (30.66%) SC Cleared
6 294 (30.25%) Oracle
7 292 (30.04%) Test Scripting
8 278 (28.60%) Software Testing
9 272 (27.98%) HP Quality Center
10 229 (23.56%) Finance
11 227 (23.35%) Microsoft
12 223 (22.94%) SQL
13 208 (21.40%) QA
14 186 (19.14%) User Acceptance Testing
15 185 (19.03%) .NET
16 182 (18.72%) JavaScript
17 179 (18.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 175 (18.00%) HTML
19 168 (17.28%) QuickTest Pro
20 162 (16.67%) ASP.NET
21 161 (16.56%) C#
22 158 (16.26%) Test Automation
23 157 (16.15%) Test Strategy
24 156 (16.05%) JSP
25 146 (15.02%) Selenium
26 144 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
27 140 (14.40%) Java
27 140 (14.40%) UNIX
27 140 (14.40%) Test Management
28 129 (13.27%) VB

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 17 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.54%) Apache
3 14 (1.44%) WebLogic
4 10 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.93%) WebLogic Integration
6 8 (0.82%) CMS
7 4 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.41%) Confluence
8 3 (0.31%) Mule
8 3 (0.31%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.21%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.21%) IIS
9 2 (0.21%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.10%) WordPress
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPEL
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.10%) SAS
Applications
1 87 (8.95%) MS Excel
2 46 (4.73%) MS Office
3 17 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.23%) MS Project
5 6 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.21%) Mingle
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 97 (9.98%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (2.26%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.51%) Summit
3 5 (0.51%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.31%) HFM
5 3 (0.31%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.21%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.21%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.21%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.21%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.21%) Agresso
6 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.82%) SaaS
2 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 76 (7.82%) TCP/IP
2 52 (5.35%) SAN
3 46 (4.73%) HTTPS
4 29 (2.98%) Wireshark
5 27 (2.78%) HTTP
6 25 (2.57%) DNS
7 23 (2.37%) SSL
8 13 (1.34%) FTP
9 8 (0.82%) DVB
10 7 (0.72%) Ethernet
10 7 (0.72%) VoIP
11 6 (0.62%) VLAN
12 5 (0.51%) LTE
12 5 (0.51%) Internet
12 5 (0.51%) Firewall
13 4 (0.41%) SMS
13 4 (0.41%) UMTS
13 4 (0.41%) GPRS
13 4 (0.41%) GSM
13 4 (0.41%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (7.30%) Oracle Reports
2 45 (4.63%) SQL Server
3 36 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (3.60%) Oracle Database
5 28 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 9 (0.93%) MS Access
8 8 (0.82%) Big Data
9 7 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (0.62%) MySQL
11 5 (0.51%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.41%) DB2
12 4 (0.41%) Star Schema
12 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 2 (0.21%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 168 (17.28%) QuickTest Pro
2 146 (15.02%) Selenium
3 86 (8.85%) LoadRunner
4 59 (6.07%) WebDriver
5 58 (5.97%) JIRA
6 43 (4.42%) Cucumber
7 40 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (2.98%) SoapUI
9 23 (2.37%) Visual Studio
10 22 (2.26%) SpecFlow
11 19 (1.95%) JMeter
11 19 (1.95%) Calabash
12 17 (1.75%) FitNesse
13 15 (1.54%) JUnit
14 11 (1.13%) Rational Performance Tester
15 8 (0.82%) JBehave
15 8 (0.82%) eggPlant
15 8 (0.82%) Toad
16 7 (0.72%) Git (software)
16 7 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 229 (23.56%) Finance
2 100 (10.29%) Banking
3 48 (4.94%) Retail
4 29 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.75%) Games
7 15 (1.54%) Marketing
8 14 (1.44%) Back Office
9 13 (1.34%) General Ledger
10 11 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.03%) Electronics
12 7 (0.72%) Billing
13 6 (0.62%) Military
13 6 (0.62%) Legal
14 5 (0.51%) Automotive
15 4 (0.41%) Publishing
16 3 (0.31%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.31%) Front Office
16 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 367 (37.76%) Analyst
2 345 (35.49%) Test Analyst
3 199 (20.47%) Tester
4 141 (14.51%) Test Manager
5 109 (11.21%) Test Leader
6 82 (8.44%) Test Engineer
7 43 (4.42%) QA Tester
8 37 (3.81%) Test Specialist
9 34 (3.50%) Performance Tester
10 31 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
11 30 (3.09%) QA Engineer
12 27 (2.78%) Developer
12 27 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
13 22 (2.26%) Automation Tester
14 21 (2.16%) Agile Test Analyst
15 20 (2.06%) Performance Engineer
16 18 (1.85%) QA Analyst
17 17 (1.75%) Consultant
18 16 (1.65%) Test Consultant
19 15 (1.54%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (19.03%) .NET
2 175 (18.00%) HTML
3 162 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 156 (16.05%) JSP
5 48 (4.94%) Web Services
6 37 (3.81%) XML
7 20 (2.06%) SOAP
8 17 (1.75%) Gherkin
9 11 (1.13%) OLE
10 9 (0.93%) REST
11 8 (0.82%) XSLT
12 7 (0.72%) CSS
13 6 (0.62%) Middleware
14 5 (0.51%) Flash
15 4 (0.41%) Cocoa Touch
15 4 (0.41%) Cocoa
16 3 (0.31%) JPA
16 3 (0.31%) WCF
16 3 (0.31%) WPF
16 3 (0.31%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 56 (5.76%) Computer Science
2 31 (3.19%) Mobile App
3 17 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 16 (1.65%) Open Source
5 11 (1.13%) IPTV
5 11 (1.13%) Video on Demand
6 10 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
6 10 (1.03%) Client/Server
7 9 (0.93%) N-Tier
7 9 (0.93%) Digital Media
8 8 (0.82%) Social Network
9 7 (0.72%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.62%) MPEG
10 6 (0.62%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.51%) Equities
11 5 (0.51%) DTV
11 5 (0.51%) EPoS
12 4 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.41%) Derivative
12 4 (0.41%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 140 (14.40%) UNIX
2 107 (11.01%) Windows
3 106 (10.91%) Linux
4 53 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 53 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (5.14%) Windows 2000
6 49 (5.04%) Windows XP
7 31 (3.19%) Solaris
8 15 (1.54%) Android
8 15 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 13 (1.34%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.93%) SUSE
10 9 (0.93%) HPUX
11 3 (0.31%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.10%) zOS
13 1 (0.10%) VMS
13 1 (0.10%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (30.04%) Test Scripting
2 278 (28.60%) Software Testing
3 186 (19.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 158 (16.26%) Test Automation
5 157 (16.15%) Test Strategy
6 144 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
7 140 (14.40%) Test Management
8 114 (11.73%) Scrum
9 111 (11.42%) Knowledge Management
10 101 (10.39%) Project Management
11 100 (10.29%) CRM
12 96 (9.88%) Performance Testing
13 94 (9.67%) Waterfall
14 93 (9.57%) Integration Testing
15 80 (8.23%) Automated Testing
16 72 (7.41%) E-Commerce
17 70 (7.20%) BDD
18 53 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
19 50 (5.14%) Functional Testing
20 45 (4.63%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 223 (22.94%) SQL
2 182 (18.72%) JavaScript
3 161 (16.56%) C#
4 140 (14.40%) Java
5 129 (13.27%) VB
6 28 (2.88%) VBA
7 27 (2.78%) Python
8 24 (2.47%) C++
9 22 (2.26%) Ruby
10 21 (2.16%) VBScript
11 20 (2.06%) PowerShell
12 18 (1.85%) Perl
13 14 (1.44%) C
14 9 (0.93%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 9 (0.93%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.93%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.62%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.51%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.51%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 606 (62.35%) ISEB
2 327 (33.64%) Security Cleared
3 325 (33.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 298 (30.66%) SC Cleared
5 179 (18.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 116 (11.93%) DV Cleared
7 76 (7.82%) Degree
8 43 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (3.19%) MCITP
10 27 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
11 26 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (2.26%) CCNA
13 19 (1.95%) MOS
14 17 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (0.93%) PMI Certification
15 9 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (0.82%) PMP
17 7 (0.72%) MCSE
18 5 (0.51%) CCNP
19 4 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (21.40%) QA
2 4 (0.41%) SLA
3 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (2.26%) Nmap
2 7 (0.72%) NDS
3 6 (0.62%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.41%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 272 (27.98%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (2.26%) Nessus
3 20 (2.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.31%) SCCM
4 3 (0.31%) nmon
5 2 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.10%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.10%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 375 (38.58%) HP
2 294 (30.25%) Oracle
3 227 (23.35%) Microsoft
4 56 (5.76%) SAP
5 33 (3.40%) Citrix
6 32 (3.29%) Cisco
7 20 (2.06%) VMware
8 18 (1.85%) IBM
9 14 (1.44%) Informatica
10 13 (1.34%) Siebel
11 12 (1.23%) ATG
12 10 (1.03%) Cognos
12 10 (1.03%) JD Edwards
13 9 (0.93%) TIBCO
14 8 (0.82%) hybris
14 8 (0.82%) Remedy
15 7 (0.72%) Business Objects
16 5 (0.51%) CheckPoint
17 4 (0.41%) Ektron
17 4 (0.41%) PeopleSoft
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day Rate dependent on Expertise
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
ARM Utilities
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £525 - £565 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £565.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
People Source
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Exeter
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 15 days ago