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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 204 340 342
Rank change year-on-year
+136 +2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 503 231 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.02% 0.50% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.44% 2.80% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 136 122
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £456 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £34.75 £25.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.00% -25.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9239 8251 9063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.73% 17.70% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5262 4484 4773
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 453 559
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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 29 July 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 July 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 +93 212 £335 -10.66% 27
London +29 111 £400 -4.76% 28
South West +1 53 £300 -26.38% 15
East of England -17 24 £440 +13.54% 5
Yorkshire +12 23 £275 +7.31% 5
North West +11 22 £323 +3.20% 13
North East -6 14 £375 - 1
West Midlands -6 14 £306 -2.77% 9
East Midlands -3 9 £295 -15.71% 3
Midlands - - - -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 598 (61.71%) ISEB
2 379 (39.11%) HP
3 329 (33.95%) Security Cleared
4 325 (33.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 299 (30.86%) SC Cleared
6 294 (30.34%) Test Scripting
7 292 (30.13%) Oracle
8 277 (28.59%) Software Testing
9 273 (28.17%) HP Quality Center
10 229 (23.63%) Finance
11 227 (23.43%) Microsoft
12 223 (23.01%) SQL
13 203 (20.95%) QA
14 188 (19.40%) .NET
15 186 (19.20%) User Acceptance Testing
16 184 (18.99%) JavaScript
17 177 (18.27%) HTML
17 177 (18.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 167 (17.23%) QuickTest Pro
19 164 (16.92%) ASP.NET
20 160 (16.51%) Test Strategy
21 159 (16.41%) C#
22 158 (16.31%) JSP
23 156 (16.10%) Test Automation
24 143 (14.76%) Agile Software Development
25 142 (14.65%) UNIX
26 141 (14.55%) Selenium
27 138 (14.24%) Java
28 137 (14.14%) Test Management
29 129 (13.31%) VB

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 17 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.55%) Apache
3 13 (1.34%) WebLogic
4 10 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.93%) WebLogic Integration
6 8 (0.83%) CMS
7 4 (0.41%) Confluence
7 4 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.31%) Mule
8 3 (0.31%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.21%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.21%) IIS
9 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.21%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPEL
10 1 (0.10%) WordPress
10 1 (0.10%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 86 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 46 (4.75%) MS Office
3 16 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.34%) MS Project
5 6 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.21%) Mingle
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 99 (10.22%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.52%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.41%) Summit
5 3 (0.31%) HFM
5 3 (0.31%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.21%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.21%) Agresso
6 2 (0.21%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.21%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.21%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.83%) SaaS
2 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 77 (7.95%) TCP/IP
2 53 (5.47%) SAN
3 46 (4.75%) HTTPS
4 29 (2.99%) Wireshark
5 27 (2.79%) HTTP
6 25 (2.58%) DNS
7 23 (2.37%) SSL
8 13 (1.34%) FTP
9 8 (0.83%) DVB
10 7 (0.72%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.62%) Firewall
11 6 (0.62%) VLAN
12 5 (0.52%) Internet
12 5 (0.52%) LTE
13 4 (0.41%) MPLS
13 4 (0.41%) VoIP
14 3 (0.31%) WCDMA
14 3 (0.31%) GPRS
14 3 (0.31%) GSM
14 3 (0.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (7.43%) Oracle Reports
2 44 (4.54%) SQL Server
3 36 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (3.51%) Oracle Database
5 28 (2.89%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 9 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (0.93%) MS Access
7 9 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.83%) Big Data
9 7 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (0.62%) MySQL
11 5 (0.52%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.41%) Star Schema
12 4 (0.41%) DB2
13 3 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 2 (0.21%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 167 (17.23%) QuickTest Pro
2 141 (14.55%) Selenium
3 86 (8.88%) LoadRunner
4 58 (5.99%) JIRA
4 58 (5.99%) WebDriver
5 42 (4.33%) Cucumber
6 41 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (2.89%) SoapUI
8 22 (2.27%) Visual Studio
9 21 (2.17%) SpecFlow
10 20 (2.06%) Calabash
10 20 (2.06%) JMeter
11 17 (1.75%) FitNesse
12 15 (1.55%) JUnit
13 11 (1.14%) Rational Performance Tester
14 8 (0.83%) Git (software)
14 8 (0.83%) JBehave
14 8 (0.83%) eggPlant
15 7 (0.72%) Bugzilla
15 7 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 229 (23.63%) Finance
2 100 (10.32%) Banking
3 47 (4.85%) Retail
4 30 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.37%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.55%) Marketing
6 15 (1.55%) Games
6 15 (1.55%) Back Office
7 13 (1.34%) General Ledger
8 10 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.93%) Electronics
10 8 (0.83%) Billing
11 7 (0.72%) Legal
12 6 (0.62%) Military
13 5 (0.52%) Automotive
14 4 (0.41%) Publishing
15 3 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.31%) Front Office
16 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 373 (38.49%) Analyst
2 351 (36.22%) Test Analyst
3 195 (20.12%) Tester
4 139 (14.34%) Test Manager
5 110 (11.35%) Test Leader
6 79 (8.15%) Test Engineer
7 43 (4.44%) QA Tester
8 36 (3.72%) Test Specialist
9 34 (3.51%) Performance Tester
10 32 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
11 28 (2.89%) Senior Test Analyst
11 28 (2.89%) QA Engineer
12 27 (2.79%) Developer
13 22 (2.27%) Automation Tester
14 21 (2.17%) Agile Test Analyst
15 20 (2.06%) Performance Engineer
16 18 (1.86%) QA Analyst
17 17 (1.75%) Consultant
18 16 (1.65%) Test Consultant
19 15 (1.55%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (19.40%) .NET
2 177 (18.27%) HTML
3 164 (16.92%) ASP.NET
4 158 (16.31%) JSP
5 49 (5.06%) Web Services
6 36 (3.72%) XML
7 21 (2.17%) SOAP
8 17 (1.75%) Gherkin
9 11 (1.14%) OLE
10 10 (1.03%) REST
11 8 (0.83%) XSLT
12 7 (0.72%) Middleware
12 7 (0.72%) CSS
13 5 (0.52%) Flash
14 4 (0.41%) Cocoa Touch
14 4 (0.41%) Cocoa
15 3 (0.31%) WCF
15 3 (0.31%) WPF
15 3 (0.31%) JPA
15 3 (0.31%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 56 (5.78%) Computer Science
2 31 (3.20%) Mobile App
3 17 (1.75%) Open Source
4 14 (1.44%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.14%) IPTV
5 11 (1.14%) Video on Demand
6 10 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
6 10 (1.03%) Client/Server
7 9 (0.93%) N-Tier
8 8 (0.83%) Digital Media
8 8 (0.83%) Social Network
9 6 (0.62%) MPEG
9 6 (0.62%) Equities
9 6 (0.62%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.52%) Derivative
10 5 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.52%) EPoS
10 5 (0.52%) DTV
10 5 (0.52%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.41%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 142 (14.65%) UNIX
2 105 (10.84%) Windows
2 105 (10.84%) Linux
3 53 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 53 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (5.16%) Windows 2000
5 49 (5.06%) Windows XP
6 30 (3.10%) Solaris
7 15 (1.55%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.55%) Android
8 13 (1.34%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.93%) SUSE
9 9 (0.93%) HPUX
10 3 (0.31%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.10%) AIX
12 1 (0.10%) VMS
12 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (30.34%) Test Scripting
2 277 (28.59%) Software Testing
3 186 (19.20%) User Acceptance Testing
4 160 (16.51%) Test Strategy
5 156 (16.10%) Test Automation
6 143 (14.76%) Agile Software Development
7 137 (14.14%) Test Management
8 113 (11.66%) Knowledge Management
8 113 (11.66%) Scrum
9 104 (10.73%) Project Management
10 101 (10.42%) CRM
11 96 (9.91%) Performance Testing
12 93 (9.60%) Integration Testing
12 93 (9.60%) Waterfall
13 76 (7.84%) Automated Testing
14 69 (7.12%) BDD
15 68 (7.02%) E-Commerce
16 53 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
17 50 (5.16%) Functional Testing
18 45 (4.64%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 223 (23.01%) SQL
2 184 (18.99%) JavaScript
3 159 (16.41%) C#
4 138 (14.24%) Java
5 129 (13.31%) VB
6 28 (2.89%) VBA
7 27 (2.79%) Python
8 22 (2.27%) C++
8 22 (2.27%) Ruby
9 21 (2.17%) PowerShell
9 21 (2.17%) VBScript
10 18 (1.86%) Perl
11 13 (1.34%) C
12 9 (0.93%) T-SQL
12 9 (0.93%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.93%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 6 (0.62%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.52%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.52%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.41%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 598 (61.71%) ISEB
2 329 (33.95%) Security Cleared
3 325 (33.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 299 (30.86%) SC Cleared
5 177 (18.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 118 (12.18%) DV Cleared
7 69 (7.12%) Degree
8 45 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (3.30%) MCITP
10 27 (2.79%) ISEB Practitioner
10 27 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (2.37%) CCNA
12 19 (1.96%) MOS
13 13 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.72%) MCSE
16 5 (0.52%) CCNP
16 5 (0.52%) PMI Certification
17 4 (0.41%) PMP
17 4 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (20.95%) QA
2 5 (0.52%) SLA
3 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.10%) WCAG
3 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (2.27%) Nmap
2 7 (0.72%) NDS
3 6 (0.62%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.41%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.10%) Xen
7 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 273 (28.17%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (2.27%) Nessus
3 20 (2.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.31%) SCCM
4 3 (0.31%) nmon
5 2 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.10%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.10%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 379 (39.11%) HP
2 292 (30.13%) Oracle
3 227 (23.43%) Microsoft
4 54 (5.57%) SAP
5 35 (3.61%) Citrix
6 34 (3.51%) Cisco
7 20 (2.06%) VMware
8 18 (1.86%) IBM
9 14 (1.44%) Informatica
10 13 (1.34%) Siebel
11 11 (1.14%) ATG
12 10 (1.03%) JD Edwards
12 10 (1.03%) Cognos
13 9 (0.93%) TIBCO
14 8 (0.83%) Remedy
14 8 (0.83%) hybris
15 7 (0.72%) Business Objects
16 6 (0.62%) CheckPoint
17 4 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
17 4 (0.41%) Curam
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £245 - £255 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day Rate dependent on Expertise
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £565.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Exeter
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
East Sussex
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago