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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 289 320 228
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -92
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 403 321 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.79% 0.63% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.76% 3.25% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 172 282
Median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £477 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £332 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Median hourly rate £47.25 £32.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.65% +236.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +120.96%
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
10715 9880 9743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.04% 19.52% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6793 5661 5642
Median daily rate £410 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 479 495
Median hourly rate £26.25 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £49.50 £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 5 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
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 5 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the England region over the 3 months to 5 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
South East -5 125 £350 - 28
London +10 118 £400 +14.28% 23
South West +24 43 £325 +3.01% 14
West Midlands +13 33 £280 -27.74% 12
Yorkshire +11 30 £300 +7.14% 13
North West -7 24 £310 +10.71% 17
North East -25 13 £323 +7.50%
East of England +5 11 £375 +26.05% 4
Midlands - 4 £325 -
East Midlands +8 2 - - 3
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 563 (69.08%) ISEB
2 360 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
3 277 (33.99%) Test Scripting
4 265 (32.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 252 (30.92%) Software Testing
6 247 (30.31%) SQL
7 240 (29.45%) Finance
8 187 (22.94%) Security Cleared
9 181 (22.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 163 (20.00%) JIRA
11 162 (19.88%) QA
12 155 (19.02%) Selenium
13 151 (18.53%) Java
13 151 (18.53%) Microsoft
14 147 (18.04%) HP Quality Center
15 146 (17.91%) HP
16 133 (16.32%) Oracle
17 130 (15.95%) Defect Management
18 127 (15.58%) Functional Testing
19 125 (15.34%) Test Strategy
20 119 (14.60%) Test Management
21 118 (14.48%) Test Automation
22 109 (13.37%) Linux
23 108 (13.25%) Integration Testing
24 104 (12.76%) Regression Testing
25 103 (12.64%) Automated Testing
26 98 (12.02%) Waterfall
27 95 (11.66%) Windows
28 90 (11.04%) Manual Testing
28 90 (11.04%) BDD

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 56 (6.87%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.94%) Confluence
3 11 (1.35%) JBoss
4 9 (1.10%) WebLogic
5 8 (0.98%) IIS
6 7 (0.86%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.86%) SAS
6 7 (0.86%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.49%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.49%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (0.37%) ATG Dynamo
10 2 (0.25%) Apache
10 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.12%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.12%) Drupal
11 1 (0.12%) Node.js
Applications
1 69 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 61 (7.48%) MS Office
3 8 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.86%) MS Project
4 7 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.37%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 24 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 18 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.49%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.49%) TradeThru
6 3 (0.37%) Magento
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.37%) Sonata
6 3 (0.37%) Tercero
7 1 (0.12%) Maximo
7 1 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.12%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.49%) SaaS
3 3 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.37%) IaaS
3 3 (0.37%) PaaS
4 2 (0.25%) GitHub
4 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.12%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.35%) VLAN
2 9 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.98%) WAN
4 7 (0.86%) HTTP
5 6 (0.74%) ZigBee
6 5 (0.61%) Intranet
6 5 (0.61%) LAN
6 5 (0.61%) SAN
6 5 (0.61%) Skype
7 4 (0.49%) FTP
7 4 (0.49%) Internet
7 4 (0.49%) PuTTY
8 3 (0.37%) Extranet
8 3 (0.37%) Value-Added Service
9 2 (0.25%) Firewall
9 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.25%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.25%) Network Security
9 2 (0.25%) SSH
10 1 (0.12%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
4 17 (2.09%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.84%) Hadoop
6 14 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.74%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.61%) Big Data
8 5 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.49%) Apache Accumulo
9 4 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.49%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 4 (0.49%) Cognos Report Studio
9 4 (0.49%) GIS
9 4 (0.49%) MySQL
9 4 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.49%) Pentaho
9 4 (0.49%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 163 (20.00%) JIRA
2 155 (19.02%) Selenium
3 89 (10.92%) Cucumber
4 80 (9.82%) HP UFT
5 59 (7.24%) LoadRunner
6 58 (7.12%) WebDriver
7 55 (6.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 42 (5.15%) SoapUI
9 34 (4.17%) Jenkins
10 30 (3.68%) JMeter
11 27 (3.31%) Toad
12 24 (2.94%) Git (software)
12 24 (2.94%) Visual Studio
13 22 (2.70%) Capybara
14 20 (2.45%) SpecFlow
15 14 (1.72%) Maven
15 14 (1.72%) Zephyr
16 11 (1.35%) TestDirector
17 10 (1.23%) Ant
17 10 (1.23%) Eclipse
General
1 240 (29.45%) Finance
2 81 (9.94%) Banking
3 58 (7.12%) Retail
4 34 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.82%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.96%) Retail Banking
7 14 (1.72%) Games
8 7 (0.86%) Billing
8 7 (0.86%) Electronics
9 6 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.74%) Publishing
10 5 (0.61%) Legal
10 5 (0.61%) Military
11 4 (0.49%) Marketing
12 3 (0.37%) Advertising
12 3 (0.37%) Automotive
12 3 (0.37%) Back Office
12 3 (0.37%) Online Betting
12 3 (0.37%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 414 (50.80%) Analyst
2 394 (48.34%) Test Analyst
3 122 (14.97%) Tester
4 94 (11.53%) Test Manager
5 86 (10.55%) Test Engineer
6 68 (8.34%) Test Leader
7 46 (5.64%) Agile Test Analyst
8 44 (5.40%) Automation Test Analyst
9 40 (4.91%) Senior Analyst
10 37 (4.54%) Senior Test Analyst
11 31 (3.80%) Software Analyst
11 31 (3.80%) Software Test Analyst
12 29 (3.56%) Manual Test Analyst
12 29 (3.56%) QA Analyst
13 26 (3.19%) SQL Analyst
14 25 (3.07%) QA Leader
15 24 (2.94%) Banking Analyst
16 23 (2.82%) Automation Tester
16 23 (2.82%) Financial Analyst
16 23 (2.82%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (8.71%) .NET
2 70 (8.59%) XML
3 54 (6.63%) HTML
4 40 (4.91%) Web Services
5 33 (4.05%) SOAP
6 27 (3.31%) Gherkin
7 19 (2.33%) ASP.NET
7 19 (2.33%) REST
8 15 (1.84%) Spring
9 11 (1.35%) Ajax
9 11 (1.35%) Hibernate
9 11 (1.35%) MSMQ
9 11 (1.35%) XML Messaging
10 10 (1.23%) Java EE
11 8 (0.98%) Behat
11 8 (0.98%) JMS
11 8 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (0.98%) WPF
12 7 (0.86%) JSP
12 7 (0.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 48 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.09%) Smart Meter
4 16 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.84%) Client/Server
5 15 (1.84%) Data Centre
6 13 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.23%) AS400
8 8 (0.98%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.86%) EPoS
10 6 (0.74%) Derivative
10 6 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
11 5 (0.61%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.61%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.61%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.49%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.49%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.49%) NHS
12 4 (0.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 109 (13.37%) Linux
2 95 (11.66%) Windows
3 87 (10.67%) Unix
4 12 (1.47%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.10%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.74%) Android
6 6 (0.74%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.49%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.37%) Solaris
9 1 (0.12%) AIX
9 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (33.99%) Test Scripting
3 252 (30.92%) Software Testing
4 181 (22.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 130 (15.95%) Defect Management
6 127 (15.58%) Functional Testing
7 125 (15.34%) Test Strategy
8 119 (14.60%) Test Management
9 118 (14.48%) Test Automation
10 108 (13.25%) Integration Testing
11 104 (12.76%) Regression Testing
12 103 (12.64%) Automated Testing
13 98 (12.02%) Waterfall
14 90 (11.04%) BDD
14 90 (11.04%) Manual Testing
14 90 (11.04%) System Integration Testing
15 89 (10.92%) SDLC
16 83 (10.18%) Scrum
17 79 (9.69%) Non-Functional Testing
18 72 (8.83%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 247 (30.31%) SQL
2 151 (18.53%) Java
3 74 (9.08%) C#
3 74 (9.08%) JavaScript
4 52 (6.38%) Python
5 43 (5.28%) Ruby
6 41 (5.03%) Bash Shell
7 25 (3.07%) VB
8 16 (1.96%) PL/SQL
9 15 (1.84%) C++
10 13 (1.60%) C
10 13 (1.60%) Perl
10 13 (1.60%) PowerShell
10 13 (1.60%) Shell Script
10 13 (1.60%) VBScript
11 10 (1.23%) Groovy
12 7 (0.86%) PHP
13 6 (0.74%) Scala
14 3 (0.37%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 563 (69.08%) ISEB
2 265 (32.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 187 (22.94%) Security Cleared
4 87 (10.67%) SC Cleared
5 71 (8.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 70 (8.59%) DV Cleared
7 57 (6.99%) Degree
8 19 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (1.84%) CTC Cleared
11 13 (1.60%) ISEB Practitioner
12 12 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (1.35%) MCITP
14 10 (1.23%) PhD
15 8 (0.98%) CCNA
16 4 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
17 2 (0.25%) OCP
17 2 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
17 2 (0.25%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (19.88%) QA
2 7 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.74%) SLA
4 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.25%) GAAP
5 2 (0.25%) SDET
6 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.12%) EMIR
6 1 (0.12%) FINREP
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 14 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.74%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.37%) vSphere
6 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 147 (18.04%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.10%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (0.61%) Puppet
5 4 (0.49%) SCCM
6 3 (0.37%) nmon
6 3 (0.37%) SCOM
7 2 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.25%) Nessus
8 1 (0.12%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 151 (18.53%) Microsoft
2 146 (17.91%) HP
3 133 (16.32%) Oracle
4 34 (4.17%) Cognos
5 27 (3.31%) IBM
6 22 (2.70%) VMware
7 20 (2.45%) SAP
8 16 (1.96%) Atlassian
8 16 (1.96%) Cisco
8 16 (1.96%) Rally
9 11 (1.35%) Sybase
10 10 (1.23%) Pega
11 8 (0.98%) Citrix
12 7 (0.86%) Intel Security
13 6 (0.74%) Remedy
14 5 (0.61%) ATG
14 5 (0.61%) Fujitsu
14 5 (0.61%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.61%) Siebel
15 4 (0.49%) Sun
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