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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 251 328 336
Rank change year-on-year
+77 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 405 253 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.79% 0.53% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.24% 3.00% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 142 132
Average daily rate
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£344 £355 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.16% +18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £246 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £291
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +9.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
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
9543 8443 9343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.65% 17.54% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5490 4696 4904
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 437 570
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.42 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +32 143 £350 +12.90% 26
London +31 109 £400 -1.53% 37
South West -10 38 £288 -31.13% 9
Yorkshire +18 24 £300 -4.00% 9
East of England -18 21 £530 +32.50% 4
North West +1 20 £320 +19.06% 17
West Midlands -1 18 £344 +16.52% 4
East Midlands +10 15 £299 +19.64% 4
North East -10 13 £360 - 4
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 566 (60.73%) ISEB
2 380 (40.77%) HP
3 340 (36.48%) Security Cleared
4 309 (33.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 306 (32.83%) SC Cleared
6 297 (31.87%) Oracle
7 291 (31.22%) Test Scripting
8 269 (28.86%) Software Testing
9 260 (27.90%) HP Quality Center
10 239 (25.64%) Microsoft
11 208 (22.32%) SQL
11 208 (22.32%) .NET
11 208 (22.32%) Finance
12 196 (21.03%) JavaScript
13 194 (20.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 192 (20.60%) HTML
15 185 (19.85%) ASP.NET
15 185 (19.85%) QA
16 177 (18.99%) User Acceptance Testing
17 175 (18.78%) JSP
18 165 (17.70%) QuickTest Pro
19 162 (17.38%) C#
20 152 (16.31%) Test Automation
20 152 (16.31%) Test Strategy
21 146 (15.67%) UNIX
22 140 (15.02%) Test Management
23 134 (14.38%) VB
24 129 (13.84%) DV Cleared
24 129 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
25 127 (13.63%) Knowledge Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 16 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.39%) WebLogic
3 11 (1.18%) Apache
4 9 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 9 (0.97%) WebLogic Integration
5 7 (0.75%) CMS
6 5 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.43%) Confluence
7 4 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.32%) Mule
8 3 (0.32%) IIS
8 3 (0.32%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.21%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.21%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.11%) SAS
10 1 (0.11%) CICS
10 1 (0.11%) WordPress
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 92 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 47 (5.04%) MS Office
3 16 (1.72%) MS Project
4 12 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.21%) Mingle
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 109 (11.70%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (2.36%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.54%) Summit
3 5 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.54%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.32%) HFM
6 2 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.21%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.21%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.21%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.21%) Magento
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.86%) SaaS
2 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.11%) Office 365
3 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 80 (8.58%) TCP/IP
2 55 (5.90%) SAN
3 44 (4.72%) HTTPS
4 26 (2.79%) Wireshark
4 26 (2.79%) HTTP
5 24 (2.58%) DNS
6 21 (2.25%) SSL
7 13 (1.39%) FTP
8 9 (0.97%) DVB
9 7 (0.75%) Ethernet
9 7 (0.75%) VLAN
10 6 (0.64%) Internet
11 5 (0.54%) Firewall
12 3 (0.32%) LTE
13 2 (0.21%) MGW
13 2 (0.21%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.21%) 4G
13 2 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
13 2 (0.21%) SIGTRAN
13 2 (0.21%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (8.58%) Oracle Reports
2 51 (5.47%) SQL Server
3 32 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (3.22%) Oracle Database
5 25 (2.68%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (0.97%) MS Access
11 8 (0.86%) Big Data
12 7 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (0.75%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.54%) Star Schema
13 5 (0.54%) MySQL
14 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.32%) SAP BW
15 3 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 2 (0.21%) SQL Navigator
16 2 (0.21%) DB2
Development Applications
1 165 (17.70%) QuickTest Pro
2 124 (13.30%) Selenium
3 77 (8.26%) LoadRunner
4 57 (6.12%) JIRA
5 49 (5.26%) WebDriver
6 41 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (3.54%) Cucumber
8 28 (3.00%) SoapUI
9 24 (2.58%) Visual Studio
10 20 (2.15%) SpecFlow
11 18 (1.93%) Calabash
12 17 (1.82%) JMeter
13 14 (1.50%) JUnit
14 11 (1.18%) FitNesse
14 11 (1.18%) Rational Performance Tester
15 8 (0.86%) Git (software)
15 8 (0.86%) MSTest
16 7 (0.75%) JBehave
16 7 (0.75%) Maven
17 6 (0.64%) Subversion
General
1 208 (22.32%) Finance
2 83 (8.91%) Banking
3 43 (4.61%) Retail
4 27 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.93%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.39%) Marketing
6 13 (1.39%) Back Office
7 11 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.97%) Billing
9 8 (0.86%) Games
9 8 (0.86%) General Ledger
10 7 (0.75%) Legal
10 7 (0.75%) Electronics
11 6 (0.64%) Automotive
11 6 (0.64%) Military
12 3 (0.32%) Publishing
12 3 (0.32%) Front Office
12 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 370 (39.70%) Analyst
2 350 (37.55%) Test Analyst
3 181 (19.42%) Tester
4 135 (14.48%) Test Manager
5 112 (12.02%) Test Leader
6 59 (6.33%) Test Engineer
7 40 (4.29%) QA Tester
8 39 (4.18%) Test Specialist
9 30 (3.22%) Performance Tester
10 29 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
11 27 (2.90%) Senior Test Analyst
12 25 (2.68%) Agile Test Analyst
13 20 (2.15%) Automation Tester
13 20 (2.15%) QA Engineer
13 20 (2.15%) Developer
14 19 (2.04%) Performance Engineer
15 16 (1.72%) Senior Tester
16 15 (1.61%) Business Analyst
16 15 (1.61%) Automation Analyst
16 15 (1.61%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (22.32%) .NET
2 192 (20.60%) HTML
3 185 (19.85%) ASP.NET
4 175 (18.78%) JSP
5 47 (5.04%) Web Services
6 34 (3.65%) XML
7 22 (2.36%) SOAP
8 15 (1.61%) Gherkin
9 12 (1.29%) OLE
10 9 (0.97%) REST
11 8 (0.86%) XSLT
12 7 (0.75%) Middleware
13 5 (0.54%) CSS
14 4 (0.43%) Flash
15 3 (0.32%) JDBC
15 3 (0.32%) ODBC
15 3 (0.32%) JPA
15 3 (0.32%) Cocoa Touch
15 3 (0.32%) Cocoa
16 2 (0.21%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.58%) Computer Science
2 28 (3.00%) Mobile App
3 13 (1.39%) Open Source
4 12 (1.29%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 10 (1.07%) IPTV
6 10 (1.07%) Video on Demand
6 10 (1.07%) Mobile Payment
7 9 (0.97%) N-Tier
8 8 (0.86%) Social Network
9 7 (0.75%) MPEG
10 5 (0.54%) NHS
10 5 (0.54%) DTV
10 5 (0.54%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.54%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.43%) Equities
11 4 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.32%) EPoS
12 3 (0.32%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.32%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 146 (15.67%) UNIX
2 102 (10.94%) Linux
3 99 (10.62%) Windows
4 52 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 52 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (5.15%) Windows 2000
6 47 (5.04%) Windows XP
7 24 (2.58%) Solaris
8 14 (1.50%) Android
8 14 (1.50%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.18%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.97%) SUSE
10 9 (0.97%) HPUX
11 3 (0.32%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.21%) AIX
13 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (31.22%) Test Scripting
2 269 (28.86%) Software Testing
3 177 (18.99%) User Acceptance Testing
4 152 (16.31%) Test Automation
4 152 (16.31%) Test Strategy
5 140 (15.02%) Test Management
6 129 (13.84%) Agile Software Development
7 127 (13.63%) Knowledge Management
8 121 (12.98%) Project Management
9 109 (11.70%) CRM
10 100 (10.73%) Scrum
11 98 (10.52%) Integration Testing
12 96 (10.30%) Waterfall
13 88 (9.44%) Performance Testing
14 69 (7.40%) Automated Testing
15 62 (6.65%) Regression Testing
16 61 (6.55%) BDD
17 53 (5.69%) E-Commerce
18 52 (5.58%) Functional Testing
19 50 (5.36%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 208 (22.32%) SQL
2 196 (21.03%) JavaScript
3 162 (17.38%) C#
4 134 (14.38%) VB
5 111 (11.91%) Java
6 28 (3.00%) VBA
7 25 (2.68%) Python
7 25 (2.68%) PowerShell
8 20 (2.15%) VBScript
9 19 (2.04%) C++
10 18 (1.93%) Perl
11 17 (1.82%) Ruby
12 12 (1.29%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.07%) C
14 9 (0.97%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 7 (0.75%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.64%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.64%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.54%) Tcl
18 4 (0.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 566 (60.73%) ISEB
2 340 (36.48%) Security Cleared
3 309 (33.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 306 (32.83%) SC Cleared
5 194 (20.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 129 (13.84%) DV Cleared
7 53 (5.69%) Degree
8 49 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
9 35 (3.76%) MCITP
10 32 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (3.00%) ISEB Practitioner
12 23 (2.47%) CCNA
13 19 (2.04%) MOS
14 9 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (0.86%) MCSE
16 6 (0.64%) CCNP
17 4 (0.43%) BC Cleared
18 3 (0.32%) MCP
18 3 (0.32%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (19.85%) QA
2 2 (0.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.11%) WCAG
3 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (2.15%) Nmap
2 7 (0.75%) NDS
2 7 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.32%) Cygwin
4 3 (0.32%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 260 (27.90%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (2.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 20 (2.15%) Nessus
3 3 (0.32%) SCCM
3 3 (0.32%) nmon
4 2 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.11%) Puppet
5 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.11%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 380 (40.77%) HP
2 297 (31.87%) Oracle
3 239 (25.64%) Microsoft
4 46 (4.94%) SAP
5 39 (4.18%) Cisco
6 37 (3.97%) Citrix
7 17 (1.82%) VMware
8 14 (1.50%) IBM
9 13 (1.39%) Siebel
10 10 (1.07%) ATG
10 10 (1.07%) JD Edwards
11 9 (0.97%) TIBCO
11 9 (0.97%) hybris
12 8 (0.86%) Cognos
12 8 (0.86%) Informatica
13 7 (0.75%) Remedy
14 5 (0.54%) Business Objects
15 4 (0.43%) PeopleSoft
15 4 (0.43%) CheckPoint
15 4 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £45000
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vadis People
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
West Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 24 days ago