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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK / England
Rank 317 264 274
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 272 415 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.88% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 4.15% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 238 178
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.70% +655.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £58.80 £15.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £182.00 £27.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
8658 10009 9576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.70% 21.34% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5539 6256 5554
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 402 451
Median hourly rate £30.91 £35.60 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% +61.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £58.20 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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
London -91 66 £400 - 30
South East -6 61 £374 +4.91% 28
South West 0 40 £375 +5.26% 18
West Midlands -1 27 £330 +1.53% 9
Yorkshire +10 23 £325 +8.33% 16
East Midlands +8 14 £350 +22.80% 4
East of England -6 14 £338 +22.72% 6
North East -14 12 £275 +3.77% 1
North West +4 8 £320 +12.28% 9
Midlands +6 5 £300 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 376 (71.48%) ISEB
2 237 (45.06%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (32.13%) Test Scripting
4 167 (31.75%) SQL
5 162 (30.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 155 (29.47%) Software Testing
7 117 (22.24%) Selenium
8 110 (20.91%) Finance
9 97 (18.44%) JIRA
10 95 (18.06%) QA
11 91 (17.30%) Java
12 87 (16.54%) Functional Testing
13 85 (16.16%) User Acceptance Testing
14 83 (15.78%) Security Cleared
15 81 (15.40%) Microsoft
16 79 (15.02%) Test Automation
17 78 (14.83%) Test Management
18 74 (14.07%) HP
19 69 (13.12%) HP Quality Center
20 67 (12.74%) Defect Management
21 65 (12.36%) SDLC
21 65 (12.36%) Automated Testing
21 65 (12.36%) Scrum
22 64 (12.17%) Oracle
23 63 (11.98%) Integration Testing
24 62 (11.79%) BDD
25 59 (11.22%) Unix
26 58 (11.03%) XML
27 54 (10.27%) Regression Testing
28 53 (10.08%) Continuous Integration

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 19 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.04%) Confluence
3 12 (2.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (1.90%) SAS
5 9 (1.71%) IIS
6 8 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.95%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.95%) CMS
7 5 (0.95%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.95%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.76%) Apache
8 4 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.38%) JBoss
10 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 38 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.23%) MS Office
3 7 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.76%) MS Project
5 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.57%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.38%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.38%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.19%) Maximo
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.14%) GitHub
3 5 (0.95%) SaaS
4 4 (0.76%) Office 365
5 3 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.38%) Taleo
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.85%) 4G
2 12 (2.28%) LTE
2 12 (2.28%) Wireless
3 6 (1.14%) Firewall
3 6 (1.14%) Internet
4 5 (0.95%) Intranet
4 5 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (0.76%) LDAP
5 4 (0.76%) Network Security
5 4 (0.76%) SSH
6 3 (0.57%) HTTP
6 3 (0.57%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.38%) LAN
7 2 (0.38%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.38%) VLAN
7 2 (0.38%) VPN
7 2 (0.38%) WAN
7 2 (0.38%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.19%) iBeacon
8 1 (0.19%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (6.46%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.09%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.71%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.33%) Big Data
7 6 (1.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 4 (0.76%) GIS
8 4 (0.76%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.57%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.57%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 117 (22.24%) Selenium
2 97 (18.44%) JIRA
3 40 (7.60%) Cucumber
4 38 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (6.27%) HP UFT
6 31 (5.89%) Visual Studio
7 30 (5.70%) Jenkins
7 30 (5.70%) SoapUI
8 29 (5.51%) JMeter
8 29 (5.51%) WebDriver
9 26 (4.94%) LoadRunner
10 21 (3.99%) Maven
11 20 (3.80%) Git (software)
12 14 (2.66%) Ant
13 12 (2.28%) Hudson
14 11 (2.09%) SpecFlow
15 9 (1.71%) JUnit
15 9 (1.71%) TeamCity
15 9 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
16 8 (1.52%) MSTest
General
1 110 (20.91%) Finance
2 49 (9.32%) Banking
3 27 (5.13%) Retail
4 26 (4.94%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.47%) Games
5 13 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.76%) Advertising
7 4 (0.76%) Electronics
7 4 (0.76%) Marketing
7 4 (0.76%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.57%) Legal
8 3 (0.57%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.38%) Automotive
9 2 (0.38%) Front Office
9 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.38%) Law
9 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 214 (40.68%) Analyst
2 195 (37.07%) Test Analyst
3 128 (24.33%) Tester
4 60 (11.41%) Test Manager
5 58 (11.03%) Test Leader
6 51 (9.70%) Test Engineer
7 33 (6.27%) Software Tester
8 31 (5.89%) Automation Test Analyst
8 31 (5.89%) Automation Tester
9 24 (4.56%) Developer
10 17 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
10 17 (3.23%) Software Test Engineer
11 16 (3.04%) Senior Analyst
12 15 (2.85%) Business Analyst
12 15 (2.85%) Senior Test Analyst
13 14 (2.66%) Financial Analyst
13 14 (2.66%) QA Tester
13 14 (2.66%) Service Analyst
13 14 (2.66%) SQL Analyst
14 13 (2.47%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (11.03%) XML
2 49 (9.32%) .NET
3 32 (6.08%) Web Services
4 23 (4.37%) SOAP
5 18 (3.42%) Spring
6 17 (3.23%) Hibernate
6 17 (3.23%) HTML
7 16 (3.04%) RESTful
8 14 (2.66%) J2EE
9 13 (2.47%) AngularJS
9 13 (2.47%) ASP.NET
10 12 (2.28%) CSS
10 12 (2.28%) Gherkin
11 11 (2.09%) REST
12 10 (1.90%) JSON
13 7 (1.33%) Apache Flex
13 7 (1.33%) BlazeDS
13 7 (1.33%) Spring MVC
13 7 (1.33%) XSL
13 7 (1.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.99%) Computer Science
3 10 (1.90%) Mobile App
4 8 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.33%) User Experience
6 6 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.14%) NHS
7 5 (0.95%) Client/Server
7 5 (0.95%) Equities
8 4 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.57%) Derivative
9 3 (0.57%) EPoS
9 3 (0.57%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.57%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.57%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.57%) Online Games
9 3 (0.57%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.38%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.38%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 59 (11.22%) Unix
2 49 (9.32%) Windows
3 37 (7.03%) Linux
4 9 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.14%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.95%) Android
7 5 (0.95%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.76%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.19%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (45.06%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (32.13%) Test Scripting
3 155 (29.47%) Software Testing
4 87 (16.54%) Functional Testing
5 85 (16.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 79 (15.02%) Test Automation
7 78 (14.83%) Test Management
8 67 (12.74%) Defect Management
9 65 (12.36%) Automated Testing
9 65 (12.36%) Scrum
9 65 (12.36%) SDLC
10 63 (11.98%) Integration Testing
11 62 (11.79%) BDD
12 54 (10.27%) Regression Testing
13 53 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
13 53 (10.08%) Manual Testing
14 43 (8.17%) Test Strategy
15 42 (7.98%) Non-Functional Testing
16 39 (7.41%) Performance Testing
16 39 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (31.75%) SQL
2 91 (17.30%) Java
3 31 (5.89%) JavaScript
4 26 (4.94%) C#
5 25 (4.75%) Python
6 19 (3.61%) PL/SQL
6 19 (3.61%) Ruby
7 13 (2.47%) C
8 12 (2.28%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.33%) ActionScript
10 6 (1.14%) PHP
11 5 (0.95%) Groovy
12 4 (0.76%) C++
12 4 (0.76%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.76%) VB
12 4 (0.76%) VBScript
13 3 (0.57%) COBOL
13 3 (0.57%) Perl
13 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 376 (71.48%) ISEB
2 162 (30.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 83 (15.78%) Security Cleared
4 38 (7.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 38 (7.22%) SC Cleared
5 37 (7.03%) Degree
6 28 (5.32%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.76%) PhD
9 3 (0.57%) CHECK Team Member
9 3 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.57%) CISM
9 3 (0.57%) CREST Certified
9 3 (0.57%) MCITP
9 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.19%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (18.06%) QA
2 8 (1.52%) SDET
3 7 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.76%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.57%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.38%) Basel II
6 2 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.38%) EMIR
6 2 (0.38%) MiFID
6 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (2.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.95%) Snort
3 4 (0.76%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.76%) XenApp
3 4 (0.76%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.19%) HDFS
4 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 69 (13.12%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.71%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.76%) Oozie
5 3 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.38%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.38%) Graphite
6 2 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.19%) Netcool
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.19%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 81 (15.40%) Microsoft
2 74 (14.07%) HP
3 64 (12.17%) Oracle
4 22 (4.18%) SAP
5 20 (3.80%) IBM
6 15 (2.85%) Sybase
7 14 (2.66%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.33%) Adobe
8 7 (1.33%) Cloudera
9 6 (1.14%) AppDynamics
9 6 (1.14%) webMethods
10 5 (0.95%) Cisco
10 5 (0.95%) Intel Security
10 5 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.95%) Sourcefire
11 4 (0.76%) Telerik
11 4 (0.76%) Teradata
11 4 (0.76%) VMware
12 3 (0.57%) CA Agile Central
12 3 (0.57%) Citrix
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £23,437 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £454.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Intelletec
Rate: From £250 to £260 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago