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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 220 309 401
Rank change year-on-year
+89 +92
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 495 200 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.96% 0.46% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.94% 2.56% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 118 89
Average daily rate £325 £339 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.98% +7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £9.50 £30.00 £108.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.33% -72.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10027 7817 9702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.53% 18.14% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5749 4178 5093
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 436 528
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £50.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
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 18 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +71 183 £350 -9.67% 31
South East +52 117 £325 -13.33% 16
South West +23 63 £304 +10.45% 8
East Midlands +18 28 £300 -42.80% 6
Yorkshire -5 28 £270 -14.96% 4
West Midlands -1 27 £363 +15.07% 6
East of England -16 23 £325 +5.69% 14
North West -15 14 £310 +2.47% 2
North East - 10 £331 - 1
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 540 (72.19%) ISEB
2 270 (36.10%) Software Testing
3 244 (32.62%) Test Scripting
4 193 (25.80%) HP Quality Center
5 191 (25.53%) HP
6 176 (23.53%) SQL
7 170 (22.73%) Security Cleared
8 167 (22.33%) Finance
9 165 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
10 154 (20.59%) SC Cleared
11 153 (20.45%) Oracle
12 141 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
13 140 (18.72%) Selenium
14 136 (18.18%) QA
15 130 (17.38%) Test Strategy
16 114 (15.24%) Test Management
17 109 (14.57%) Microsoft
18 107 (14.30%) QuickTest Pro
18 107 (14.30%) JavaScript
19 105 (14.04%) .NET
20 98 (13.10%) Java
21 97 (12.97%) Test Automation
22 96 (12.83%) Banking
23 95 (12.70%) HTML
23 95 (12.70%) Scrum
24 90 (12.03%) UNIX
25 83 (11.10%) Windows
26 82 (10.96%) Waterfall
27 81 (10.83%) C#
28 78 (10.43%) ASP.NET

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 34 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.60%) CMS
2 12 (1.60%) Apache
3 9 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (0.67%) Confluence
4 5 (0.67%) SAS
4 5 (0.67%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.53%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.53%) IIS
6 3 (0.40%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.27%) WebLogic Integration
7 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.13%) Documentum
8 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.13%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.13%) Zimbra
Applications
1 57 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 30 (4.01%) MS Office
3 18 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.47%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 44 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.67%) Agresso
3 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.53%) TRIRIGA
4 3 (0.40%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.40%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.40%) Lawson
4 3 (0.40%) Summit
4 3 (0.40%) Retail-J
4 3 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.27%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.27%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.94%) SaaS
2 6 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.68%) TCP/IP
2 34 (4.55%) HTTPS
3 26 (3.48%) Wireshark
4 20 (2.67%) SAN
5 18 (2.41%) SSL
5 18 (2.41%) HTTP
6 17 (2.27%) DNS
7 7 (0.94%) DVB
8 6 (0.80%) LTE
8 6 (0.80%) GSM
8 6 (0.80%) UMTS
8 6 (0.80%) VoIP
9 5 (0.67%) Firewall
9 5 (0.67%) WCDMA
9 5 (0.67%) SMS
9 5 (0.67%) GPRS
10 4 (0.53%) FTP
10 4 (0.53%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.40%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
4 25 (3.34%) Relational Database
5 24 (3.21%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.47%) MySQL
8 10 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (1.07%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.94%) Big Data
12 5 (0.67%) SAP BW
13 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.53%) DB2
13 4 (0.53%) Star Schema
14 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
15 2 (0.27%) MS Access
15 2 (0.27%) SQL Navigator
16 1 (0.13%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 140 (18.72%) Selenium
2 107 (14.30%) QuickTest Pro
3 71 (9.49%) JIRA
4 61 (8.16%) LoadRunner
5 45 (6.02%) WebDriver
6 44 (5.88%) Cucumber
7 42 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (3.88%) FitNesse
9 28 (3.74%) SoapUI
10 19 (2.54%) Visual Studio
11 17 (2.27%) JMeter
12 12 (1.60%) Bugzilla
13 11 (1.47%) SpecFlow
13 11 (1.47%) Calabash
14 9 (1.20%) Capybara
14 9 (1.20%) Rational Performance Tester
15 8 (1.07%) Sahi
15 8 (1.07%) JBehave
15 8 (1.07%) Toad
16 7 (0.94%) Fiddler
General
1 167 (22.33%) Finance
2 96 (12.83%) Banking
3 63 (8.42%) Retail
4 27 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.07%) Games
7 18 (2.41%) Back Office
8 14 (1.87%) Marketing
9 9 (1.20%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.07%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.07%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.94%) Legal
12 5 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.53%) Billing
13 4 (0.53%) Advertising
13 4 (0.53%) Law
14 3 (0.40%) Electronics
14 3 (0.40%) Front Office
15 2 (0.27%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 304 (40.64%) Analyst
2 289 (38.64%) Test Analyst
3 163 (21.79%) Tester
4 115 (15.37%) Test Manager
5 68 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 66 (8.82%) Test Engineer
7 33 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
8 31 (4.14%) QA Engineer
9 29 (3.88%) Developer
9 29 (3.88%) Senior Test Analyst
10 19 (2.54%) Performance Tester
10 19 (2.54%) Agile Test Analyst
11 18 (2.41%) QA Tester
12 17 (2.27%) Business Analyst
12 17 (2.27%) Automation Tester
13 15 (2.01%) Senior Tester
13 15 (2.01%) Software Tester
14 14 (1.87%) Technical Analyst
14 14 (1.87%) Test Specialist
15 13 (1.74%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (14.04%) .NET
2 95 (12.70%) HTML
3 78 (10.43%) ASP.NET
4 71 (9.49%) JSP
5 42 (5.61%) Web Services
6 34 (4.55%) XML
7 18 (2.41%) SOAP
8 10 (1.34%) CSS
9 8 (1.07%) Middleware
10 7 (0.94%) WPF
11 5 (0.67%) REST
11 5 (0.67%) LAMP
11 5 (0.67%) XSLT
11 5 (0.67%) Silverlight
12 4 (0.53%) WCF
12 4 (0.53%) Flash
13 3 (0.40%) Cocoa Touch
13 3 (0.40%) Gherkin
13 3 (0.40%) Cocoa
13 3 (0.40%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.55%) Computer Science
2 21 (2.81%) Mobile App
3 13 (1.74%) Management Information System
3 13 (1.74%) IPTV
4 12 (1.60%) Open Source
5 10 (1.34%) Video on Demand
6 9 (1.20%) Digital Media
6 9 (1.20%) NHS
7 8 (1.07%) Social Network
8 7 (0.94%) Equities
8 7 (0.94%) STB
9 6 (0.80%) Derivative
9 6 (0.80%) EPoS
10 5 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.67%) MPEG
10 5 (0.67%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.67%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.53%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.53%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 90 (12.03%) UNIX
2 83 (11.10%) Windows
3 74 (9.89%) Linux
4 45 (6.02%) Windows XP
5 43 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (5.61%) Windows 2000
7 20 (2.67%) Solaris
8 12 (1.60%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.07%) Android
10 7 (0.94%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.67%) HPUX
12 2 (0.27%) VMS
12 2 (0.27%) SUSE
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.13%) zOS
13 1 (0.13%) AIX
13 1 (0.13%) CentOS
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (36.10%) Software Testing
2 244 (32.62%) Test Scripting
3 165 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 141 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
5 130 (17.38%) Test Strategy
6 114 (15.24%) Test Management
7 97 (12.97%) Test Automation
8 95 (12.70%) Scrum
9 82 (10.96%) Waterfall
10 69 (9.22%) E-Commerce
11 67 (8.96%) Automated Testing
12 65 (8.69%) Performance Testing
13 53 (7.09%) Knowledge Management
14 52 (6.95%) BDD
15 47 (6.28%) Project Management
16 42 (5.61%) Integration Testing
16 42 (5.61%) Regression Testing
17 36 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
18 33 (4.41%) ITIL
18 33 (4.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 176 (23.53%) SQL
2 107 (14.30%) JavaScript
3 98 (13.10%) Java
4 81 (10.83%) C#
5 38 (5.08%) VB
6 27 (3.61%) C++
7 20 (2.67%) VBScript
8 19 (2.54%) Python
9 16 (2.14%) VBA
9 16 (2.14%) C
10 15 (2.01%) Ruby
11 11 (1.47%) PHP
12 9 (1.20%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.20%) Perl
13 8 (1.07%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.94%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.67%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.53%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.40%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 540 (72.19%) ISEB
2 170 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 154 (20.59%) SC Cleared
4 67 (8.96%) Degree
5 43 (5.75%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.87%) ISEB Practitioner
7 13 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.07%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.94%) PMP
10 6 (0.80%) MCITP
10 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.67%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.53%) MOS
12 4 (0.53%) CCNA
13 3 (0.40%) CIMA
13 3 (0.40%) ACCA
13 3 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (18.18%) QA
2 6 (0.80%) SLA
3 3 (0.40%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (2.27%) Nmap
2 6 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.53%) NDS
4 3 (0.40%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 193 (25.80%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (2.27%) Nessus
3 10 (1.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.27%) nmon
5 1 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 191 (25.53%) HP
2 153 (20.45%) Oracle
3 109 (14.57%) Microsoft
4 53 (7.09%) SAP
5 26 (3.48%) Citrix
6 18 (2.41%) IBM
7 15 (2.01%) VMware
8 14 (1.87%) Cognos
9 13 (1.74%) Cisco
10 11 (1.47%) Business Objects
11 8 (1.07%) Informatica
12 7 (0.94%) Ektron
13 6 (0.80%) ATG
14 4 (0.53%) Remedy
15 3 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
15 3 (0.40%) CODA
15 3 (0.40%) Red Hat
15 3 (0.40%) Infor
16 2 (0.27%) PeopleSoft
16 2 (0.27%) Murex
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kings Lynn
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East Anglia
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applied Card Technologies
Rate: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £8.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Somerset
Applitracker
Rate: £265 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Somerset
DP Connect
Rate: £265 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Leicestershire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £270 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago