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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 272 276 333
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +57
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 354 305 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.67% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 3.40% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 177 109
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £23.50 - £28.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 - £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -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
10269 8982 7524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.56% 19.63% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6018 4901 4040
Average daily rate £400 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 425 458
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +10 129 £348 +6.92% 27
London -19 111 £375 +7.14% 33
Yorkshire +2 26 £388 +40.90% 12
North West +4 24 £265 -3.63% 10
South West -23 20 £450 +50.00% 3
West Midlands -10 14 £330 +7.75% 5
East of England +4 11 £350 +7.69% 10
East Midlands -3 11 £313 -2.34% 4
North East +1 5 £329 +11.44% 1
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 451 (65.36%) ISEB
2 252 (36.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 232 (33.62%) HP
4 225 (32.61%) Software Testing
4 225 (32.61%) Test Scripting
5 211 (30.58%) Security Cleared
6 208 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
7 206 (29.86%) HP Quality Center
8 185 (26.81%) SC Cleared
9 166 (24.06%) Microsoft
10 150 (21.74%) Finance
11 145 (21.01%) Oracle
12 143 (20.72%) SQL
13 139 (20.14%) .NET
14 132 (19.13%) User Acceptance Testing
15 123 (17.83%) JavaScript
16 121 (17.54%) QA
17 120 (17.39%) HTML
18 113 (16.38%) Knowledge Management
19 104 (15.07%) MS Excel
20 101 (14.64%) UNIX
20 101 (14.64%) Test Automation
21 97 (14.06%) JSP
22 96 (13.91%) ASP.NET
22 96 (13.91%) Project Management
23 94 (13.62%) Selenium
23 94 (13.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
24 89 (12.90%) Test Management
25 88 (12.75%) Oracle EBS
25 88 (12.75%) Test Strategy

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 11 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.72%) WebLogic
3 4 (0.58%) CMS
3 4 (0.58%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.43%) Lync
4 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.43%) Confluence
4 3 (0.43%) IIS
4 3 (0.43%) JBoss
5 2 (0.29%) Documentum
6 1 (0.14%) SAS
6 1 (0.14%) Apache
6 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.14%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (0.14%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.14%) SAP EP
Applications
1 104 (15.07%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.90%) MS Office
3 5 (0.72%) MS Project
4 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) SPSS
5 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 88 (12.75%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.01%) Summit
3 7 (1.01%) Cognos TM1
3 7 (1.01%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.29%) SAP Retail
5 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.29%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.14%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.14%) Agresso
6 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.87%) SaaS
2 2 (0.29%) GitHub
2 2 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 65 (9.42%) SAN
2 43 (6.23%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.88%) Wireshark
4 10 (1.45%) HTTP
5 6 (0.87%) ATM
6 5 (0.72%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.72%) SSL
7 4 (0.58%) GSM
7 4 (0.58%) LAN
7 4 (0.58%) DVB
8 3 (0.43%) DAB
8 3 (0.43%) 3G
8 3 (0.43%) SMS
8 3 (0.43%) UMTS
8 3 (0.43%) WAN
8 3 (0.43%) LTE
8 3 (0.43%) RTSP
9 2 (0.29%) 4G
9 2 (0.29%) WCDMA
9 2 (0.29%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (8.41%) Oracle Reports
2 36 (5.22%) SQL Server
3 28 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.72%) DB2
6 5 (0.72%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.43%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.43%) DbVisualizer
9 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.29%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.29%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.29%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.29%) SAP BI
9 2 (0.29%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 94 (13.62%) Selenium
2 83 (12.03%) JIRA
3 80 (11.59%) QuickTest Pro
4 47 (6.81%) LoadRunner
5 36 (5.22%) Cucumber
6 25 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (3.48%) SoapUI
8 19 (2.75%) SpecFlow
9 18 (2.61%) WebDriver
10 17 (2.46%) Jenkins
11 15 (2.17%) Visual Studio
12 13 (1.88%) JMeter
12 13 (1.88%) Subversion
13 12 (1.74%) JUnit
14 11 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (1.30%) Git (software)
15 9 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
15 9 (1.30%) Hudson
15 9 (1.30%) NeoLoad
16 8 (1.16%) eggPlant
General
1 150 (21.74%) Finance
2 46 (6.67%) Banking
3 40 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.77%) Retail
5 15 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.59%) Legal
7 6 (0.87%) Marketing
8 5 (0.72%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.58%) Automotive
9 4 (0.58%) Electronics
10 3 (0.43%) Back Office
10 3 (0.43%) Games
11 2 (0.29%) Military
11 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.29%) Local Government
12 1 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.14%) Cantonese Language
12 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 281 (40.72%) Analyst
2 272 (39.42%) Test Analyst
3 133 (19.28%) Tester
4 101 (14.64%) Test Manager
5 68 (9.86%) Test Leader
6 49 (7.10%) Test Engineer
7 39 (5.65%) Senior Analyst
8 37 (5.36%) Senior Test Analyst
9 36 (5.22%) Automation Tester
10 30 (4.35%) Test Specialist
11 28 (4.06%) Consultant
12 24 (3.48%) Test Consultant
13 23 (3.33%) QA Tester
14 21 (3.04%) Agile Test Analyst
15 17 (2.46%) QA Analyst
16 15 (2.17%) Automation Engineer
17 14 (2.03%) Senior Tester
18 13 (1.88%) QA Test Analyst
19 12 (1.74%) Systems Tester
19 12 (1.74%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (20.14%) .NET
2 120 (17.39%) HTML
3 97 (14.06%) JSP
4 96 (13.91%) ASP.NET
5 28 (4.06%) Web Services
6 27 (3.91%) XML
7 20 (2.90%) Gherkin
8 15 (2.17%) CSS
9 12 (1.74%) SOAP
10 9 (1.30%) Middleware
11 8 (1.16%) MSMQ
12 6 (0.87%) Spring
12 6 (0.87%) JSON
13 5 (0.72%) WCF
14 4 (0.58%) J2EE
14 4 (0.58%) REST
15 3 (0.43%) AngularJS
15 3 (0.43%) RESTful
15 3 (0.43%) jQuery
15 3 (0.43%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 14 (2.03%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.74%) Management Information System
5 6 (0.87%) Digital Media
6 5 (0.72%) NHS
6 5 (0.72%) Derivative
7 4 (0.58%) IPTV
7 4 (0.58%) STB
7 4 (0.58%) Open Source
7 4 (0.58%) W3C
7 4 (0.58%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (0.43%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.43%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.43%) Replication
8 3 (0.43%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.43%) Equities
9 2 (0.29%) Interactive TV
9 2 (0.29%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 101 (14.64%) UNIX
2 52 (7.54%) Linux
3 38 (5.51%) Windows
4 17 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.45%) Windows XP
6 10 (1.45%) Android
7 8 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.87%) Solaris
8 6 (0.87%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.43%) AIX
11 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (32.61%) Software Testing
1 225 (32.61%) Test Scripting
2 208 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (19.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 113 (16.38%) Knowledge Management
5 101 (14.64%) Test Automation
6 96 (13.91%) Project Management
7 89 (12.90%) Test Management
8 88 (12.75%) Test Strategy
9 75 (10.87%) Integration Testing
10 72 (10.43%) Automated Testing
11 69 (10.00%) Regression Testing
12 66 (9.57%) Scrum
13 64 (9.28%) Manual Testing
14 53 (7.68%) Functional Testing
15 51 (7.39%) Waterfall
16 49 (7.10%) BDD
17 47 (6.81%) Migration
18 46 (6.67%) Performance Testing
19 45 (6.52%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 143 (20.72%) SQL
2 123 (17.83%) JavaScript
3 74 (10.72%) Java
4 43 (6.23%) C#
5 37 (5.36%) VBA
6 22 (3.19%) PowerShell
7 19 (2.75%) Python
8 18 (2.61%) VB
9 16 (2.32%) Ruby
9 16 (2.32%) C
10 14 (2.03%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.88%) C++
12 10 (1.45%) Scala
13 9 (1.30%) Perl
14 7 (1.01%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.72%) Groovy
16 4 (0.58%) VBScript
16 4 (0.58%) PHP
17 3 (0.43%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 451 (65.36%) ISEB
2 252 (36.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 211 (30.58%) Security Cleared
4 185 (26.81%) SC Cleared
5 94 (13.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 66 (9.57%) DV Cleared
7 62 (8.99%) Degree
8 31 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (4.35%) MCITP
10 29 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (1.88%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.87%) PMP
13 6 (0.87%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.72%) HND
15 4 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.58%) VCP4
16 3 (0.43%) MCSE
17 2 (0.29%) MCSA
17 2 (0.29%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (17.54%) QA
2 8 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.01%) ISO 14001
4 6 (0.87%) GAAP
5 5 (0.72%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.72%) FATCA
6 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.14%) HL7
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 7 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.87%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.72%) Nmap
4 4 (0.58%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.43%) NDS
6 2 (0.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 206 (29.86%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (0.72%) Nessus
4 3 (0.43%) Ansible
4 3 (0.43%) Puppet
4 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.14%) nmon
5 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.14%) Netcool
Vendors
1 232 (33.62%) HP
2 166 (24.06%) Microsoft
3 145 (21.01%) Oracle
4 77 (11.16%) Citrix
5 31 (4.49%) Cisco
6 28 (4.06%) SAP
7 13 (1.88%) IBM
8 11 (1.59%) Cognos
9 9 (1.30%) VMware
10 8 (1.16%) Sybase
11 6 (0.87%) Siebel
11 6 (0.87%) McAfee
12 5 (0.72%) Reuters
13 4 (0.58%) Sun
13 4 (0.58%) Ektron
14 3 (0.43%) Cerner
14 3 (0.43%) Ericsson
14 3 (0.43%) Business Objects
15 2 (0.29%) PeopleSoft
15 2 (0.29%) Murex
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Surrey
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Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
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Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
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Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £225 - £250 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Greater Manchester
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
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