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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 265 296 354
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +58
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 342 267 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.60% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.73% 3.17% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 142 91
Average daily rate
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£328 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.38% +0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £234 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £23.50 - £28.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.53 - £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -59.13%
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
9173 8436 7387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.12% 18.92% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5411 4650 3941
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 380 526
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.02 £40.00 £44.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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 +23 118 £350 +11.73% 24
London +26 105 £325 -9.40% 46
South West -1 38 £463 +48.00% 16
North West +12 21 £245 -10.90% 15
Yorkshire -8 17 £319 +10.86% 16
West Midlands -6 14 £320 -5.88% 4
East of England +8 13 £350 -6.66% 10
East Midlands +14 9 £313 -2.34% 2
North East -9 4 £317 +21.74% 1
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 426 (64.35%) ISEB
2 236 (35.65%) HP
3 224 (33.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 221 (33.38%) Security Cleared
5 218 (32.93%) Software Testing
6 213 (32.18%) Test Scripting
7 202 (30.51%) HP Quality Center
8 200 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
9 195 (29.46%) SC Cleared
10 174 (26.28%) Microsoft
11 161 (24.32%) .NET
12 155 (23.41%) Oracle
13 141 (21.30%) JavaScript
14 140 (21.15%) HTML
15 131 (19.79%) SQL
16 127 (19.18%) Knowledge Management
17 125 (18.88%) User Acceptance Testing
18 122 (18.43%) ASP.NET
19 119 (17.98%) JSP
20 117 (17.67%) Finance
21 112 (16.92%) QA
22 111 (16.77%) Project Management
23 107 (16.16%) UNIX
24 104 (15.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
25 101 (15.26%) Oracle EBS
26 100 (15.11%) MS Excel
26 100 (15.11%) Test Automation
27 91 (13.75%) Test Strategy
27 91 (13.75%) Selenium
28 87 (13.14%) JIRA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 14 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.76%) CMS
2 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (0.76%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.45%) IIS
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.45%) Lync
5 2 (0.30%) Confluence
5 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.30%) JBoss
6 1 (0.15%) SAS
6 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.15%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.15%) LiveLink
Applications
1 100 (15.11%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.17%) MS Office
3 6 (0.91%) MS Project
4 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) SPSS
5 1 (0.15%) Simulink
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 101 (15.26%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.21%) Summit
4 7 (1.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (1.06%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.30%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.15%) Agresso
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.15%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.76%) SaaS
2 2 (0.30%) GitHub
2 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 68 (10.27%) SAN
2 47 (7.10%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.11%) Wireshark
4 11 (1.66%) HTTPS
5 10 (1.51%) SSL
6 9 (1.36%) HTTP
7 5 (0.76%) ATM
7 5 (0.76%) DVB
8 4 (0.60%) LAN
9 3 (0.45%) SMS
9 3 (0.45%) WAN
9 3 (0.45%) GSM
9 3 (0.45%) DAB
9 3 (0.45%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.30%) LTE
10 2 (0.30%) SS7
10 2 (0.30%) ISUP
10 2 (0.30%) Internet
10 2 (0.30%) 3G
10 2 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (11.18%) Oracle Reports
2 35 (5.29%) SQL Server
3 25 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (1.36%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.76%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.45%) DB2
8 3 (0.45%) DbVisualizer
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.30%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.30%) EDMS
9 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.30%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 91 (13.75%) Selenium
2 87 (13.14%) JIRA
3 78 (11.78%) QuickTest Pro
4 49 (7.40%) LoadRunner
5 34 (5.14%) Cucumber
6 25 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (3.63%) SoapUI
8 20 (3.02%) Visual Studio
9 17 (2.57%) Jenkins
10 16 (2.42%) WebDriver
10 16 (2.42%) SpecFlow
11 13 (1.96%) Subversion
12 12 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (1.81%) JUnit
13 11 (1.66%) JMeter
13 11 (1.66%) Rational DOORS
13 11 (1.66%) Maven
14 10 (1.51%) Git (software)
15 9 (1.36%) Hudson
15 9 (1.36%) NeoLoad
General
1 117 (17.67%) Finance
2 36 (5.44%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.53%) Banking
4 24 (3.63%) Retail
5 9 (1.36%) Legal
6 8 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.60%) Marketing
8 4 (0.60%) Automotive
9 3 (0.45%) Games
9 3 (0.45%) Electronics
10 2 (0.30%) Local Government
10 2 (0.30%) Billing
10 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.30%) Back Office
10 2 (0.30%) Military
11 1 (0.15%) Advertising
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 264 (39.88%) Analyst
2 253 (38.22%) Test Analyst
3 127 (19.18%) Tester
4 99 (14.95%) Test Manager
5 75 (11.33%) Test Leader
6 52 (7.85%) Test Engineer
7 35 (5.29%) Senior Analyst
8 33 (4.98%) Senior Test Analyst
9 31 (4.68%) Automation Tester
10 27 (4.08%) Test Specialist
11 23 (3.47%) Agile Test Analyst
12 19 (2.87%) Consultant
12 19 (2.87%) QA Tester
13 18 (2.72%) Test Consultant
14 17 (2.57%) Automation Engineer
15 14 (2.11%) Senior Tester
16 12 (1.81%) QA Analyst
16 12 (1.81%) QA Engineer
17 10 (1.51%) UAT Analyst
17 10 (1.51%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (24.32%) .NET
2 140 (21.15%) HTML
3 122 (18.43%) ASP.NET
4 119 (17.98%) JSP
5 28 (4.23%) Web Services
6 27 (4.08%) XML
7 19 (2.87%) Gherkin
8 15 (2.27%) SOAP
9 11 (1.66%) CSS
10 10 (1.51%) Middleware
11 7 (1.06%) Spring
12 5 (0.76%) JSON
13 4 (0.60%) WCF
13 4 (0.60%) OLE
13 4 (0.60%) J2EE
14 3 (0.45%) WSDL
14 3 (0.45%) Flash
14 3 (0.45%) RESTful
14 3 (0.45%) REST
14 3 (0.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.11%) Mobile App
3 13 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 12 (1.81%) Computer Science
5 6 (0.91%) NHS
6 5 (0.76%) IPTV
7 4 (0.60%) STB
7 4 (0.60%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.45%) W3C
8 3 (0.45%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.45%) Replication
8 3 (0.45%) Open Source
8 3 (0.45%) Derivative
8 3 (0.45%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.45%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.30%) User Experience
9 2 (0.30%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.30%) Interactive TV
9 2 (0.30%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.30%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 107 (16.16%) UNIX
2 55 (8.31%) Linux
3 39 (5.89%) Windows
4 20 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (2.11%) Windows XP
6 12 (1.81%) Windows 2000
7 7 (1.06%) Android
7 7 (1.06%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.76%) Solaris
8 5 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.30%) AIX
11 1 (0.15%) HPUX
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (32.93%) Software Testing
2 213 (32.18%) Test Scripting
3 200 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (19.18%) Knowledge Management
5 125 (18.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 111 (16.77%) Project Management
7 100 (15.11%) Test Automation
8 91 (13.75%) Test Strategy
9 82 (12.39%) Test Management
10 68 (10.27%) Integration Testing
10 68 (10.27%) Automated Testing
11 63 (9.52%) Manual Testing
12 58 (8.76%) Regression Testing
13 56 (8.46%) Scrum
13 56 (8.46%) Functional Testing
14 51 (7.70%) Waterfall
15 49 (7.40%) BDD
15 49 (7.40%) CRM
16 45 (6.80%) Performance Testing
17 42 (6.34%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 141 (21.30%) JavaScript
2 131 (19.79%) SQL
3 70 (10.57%) Java
4 54 (8.16%) C#
5 32 (4.83%) VBA
6 24 (3.63%) VB
7 20 (3.02%) Python
7 20 (3.02%) PowerShell
8 18 (2.72%) C
9 15 (2.27%) Ruby
10 14 (2.11%) C++
11 11 (1.66%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.66%) Perl
11 11 (1.66%) Scala
12 10 (1.51%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.91%) Groovy
14 5 (0.76%) PHP
15 4 (0.60%) VBScript
16 3 (0.45%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 426 (64.35%) ISEB
2 224 (33.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 221 (33.38%) Security Cleared
4 195 (29.46%) SC Cleared
5 104 (15.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 79 (11.93%) DV Cleared
7 51 (7.70%) Degree
8 28 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (3.78%) MCITP
10 12 (1.81%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.91%) PMP
11 6 (0.91%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.45%) CCNP
13 3 (0.45%) CCNA
13 3 (0.45%) MCSE
13 3 (0.45%) MOS
14 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (16.92%) QA
2 8 (1.21%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.06%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.60%) FATCA
4 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.60%) GAAP
5 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (1.51%) Nmap
2 7 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.60%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.45%) NDS
5 2 (0.30%) XenApp
6 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 202 (30.51%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.51%) Nessus
3 4 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.60%) Ansible
3 4 (0.60%) Puppet
4 3 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 236 (35.65%) HP
2 174 (26.28%) Microsoft
3 155 (23.41%) Oracle
4 78 (11.78%) Citrix
5 30 (4.53%) Cisco
6 26 (3.93%) SAP
7 12 (1.81%) IBM
8 11 (1.66%) Cognos
9 7 (1.06%) VMware
10 5 (0.76%) Siebel
11 4 (0.60%) Ektron
11 4 (0.60%) Reuters
11 4 (0.60%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.60%) Sun
12 3 (0.45%) Cerner
12 3 (0.45%) McAfee
13 2 (0.30%) Verint
13 2 (0.30%) Orchard
13 2 (0.30%) Northgate
13 2 (0.30%) Atlassian
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per month
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £380 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £425 - 450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 11 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago