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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 367 276 307
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +31
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 251 422 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.84% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.72% 4.04% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 272 182
Median daily rate £338 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £475 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+20.68% +23.83%
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
9240 10437 10764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.15% 20.72% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5846 6405 6200
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £558 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 496 501
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -42 81 £406 +8.33% 32
South East -1 63 £275 -21.42% 18
South West -10 36 £325 -7.14% 11
West Midlands -29 29 £358 +19.16% 11
East Midlands +3 10 £344 +10.00% 7
East of England +3 10 £298 +9.17% 11
Yorkshire -8 9 £285 -5.00% 13
North West -24 8 £388 +35.96% 14
North East -46 3 £275 -21.42% 1
Midlands - 2 £275 -
ISTQB
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ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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.

1 401 (69.50%) ISEB
2 254 (44.02%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (31.89%) Test Scripting
4 180 (31.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 164 (28.42%) SQL
6 163 (28.25%) Software Testing
7 139 (24.09%) Finance
8 129 (22.36%) Java
9 125 (21.66%) Selenium
10 124 (21.49%) QA
11 120 (20.80%) JIRA
12 112 (19.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 98 (16.98%) Test Automation
14 97 (16.81%) HP Quality Center
15 89 (15.42%) Security Cleared
16 87 (15.08%) Microsoft
17 83 (14.38%) SDLC
18 79 (13.69%) HP
19 76 (13.17%) Regression Testing
19 76 (13.17%) Integration Testing
20 75 (13.00%) Functional Testing
21 74 (12.82%) Test Strategy
22 72 (12.48%) Test Management
23 70 (12.13%) Scrum
24 68 (11.79%) Defect Management
25 66 (11.44%) Oracle
25 66 (11.44%) BDD
26 57 (9.88%) .NET
27 54 (9.36%) Windows
27 54 (9.36%) Non-Functional Testing

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 17 (2.95%) Confluence
2 15 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.91%) IIS
3 11 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (1.39%) SAS
4 8 (1.39%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.21%) CMS
6 5 (0.87%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.35%) Apache
9 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.17%) Documentum
9 1 (0.17%) JBoss
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 50 (8.67%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.16%) MS Office
3 21 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.52%) MS Project
6 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.43%) Sonata
2 12 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.69%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.17%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.17%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.87%) Office 365
4 3 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.35%) GitHub
5 2 (0.35%) SaaS
6 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.17%) PaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.60%) 4G
2 12 (2.08%) LTE
2 12 (2.08%) Wireless
3 10 (1.73%) Internet
4 8 (1.39%) Wireshark
5 6 (1.04%) Firewall
5 6 (1.04%) Network Security
6 5 (0.87%) Intranet
7 4 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.69%) VLAN
8 3 (0.52%) HTTP
8 3 (0.52%) LDAP
9 2 (0.35%) LAN
9 2 (0.35%) SSH
9 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.35%) VPN
9 2 (0.35%) WAN
10 1 (0.17%) Skype
10 1 (0.17%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.17%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.89%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.91%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (1.04%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.87%) Big Data
5 5 (0.87%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.87%) SAP BW
5 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.52%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.35%) DB2
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.35%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 125 (21.66%) Selenium
2 120 (20.80%) JIRA
3 45 (7.80%) Cucumber
4 39 (6.76%) WebDriver
5 37 (6.41%) HP UFT
6 30 (5.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (5.03%) Jenkins
8 28 (4.85%) SoapUI
9 27 (4.68%) Visual Studio
10 26 (4.51%) Maven
11 25 (4.33%) JMeter
12 19 (3.29%) LoadRunner
13 15 (2.60%) Ant
13 15 (2.60%) Git (software)
14 14 (2.43%) Hudson
14 14 (2.43%) SpecFlow
15 12 (2.08%) Selenium IDE
16 10 (1.73%) Zephyr
17 9 (1.56%) NeoLoad
17 9 (1.56%) Subversion
General
1 139 (24.09%) Finance
2 52 (9.01%) Banking
3 38 (6.59%) Retail
4 24 (4.16%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.60%) Games
6 9 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.04%) Automotive
7 6 (1.04%) Back Office
7 6 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.04%) Multimedia
8 5 (0.87%) Billing
8 5 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.69%) Front Office
9 4 (0.69%) Publishing
10 3 (0.52%) Electronics
10 3 (0.52%) Law
10 3 (0.52%) Legal
10 3 (0.52%) Marketing
10 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 266 (46.10%) Analyst
2 245 (42.46%) Test Analyst
3 101 (17.50%) Tester
4 67 (11.61%) Test Leader
5 57 (9.88%) Test Manager
6 56 (9.71%) Test Engineer
7 33 (5.72%) Automation Test Analyst
8 26 (4.51%) Financial Analyst
9 25 (4.33%) Senior Analyst
10 24 (4.16%) Agile Test Analyst
10 24 (4.16%) Senior Test Analyst
11 23 (3.99%) Automation Tester
12 21 (3.64%) Manual Test Analyst
13 18 (3.12%) Service Analyst
13 18 (3.12%) Software Test Engineer
14 17 (2.95%) Developer
14 17 (2.95%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 17 (2.95%) Software Tester
14 17 (2.95%) UAT Analyst
14 17 (2.95%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.88%) .NET
2 53 (9.19%) XML
3 30 (5.20%) Web Services
4 21 (3.64%) SOAP
4 21 (3.64%) Spring
5 19 (3.29%) ASP.NET
6 18 (3.12%) Hibernate
7 16 (2.77%) HTML
8 15 (2.60%) REST
9 13 (2.25%) Gherkin
10 12 (2.08%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.73%) J2EE
11 10 (1.73%) RESTful
12 9 (1.56%) JSON
13 7 (1.21%) Ajax
13 7 (1.21%) BlazeDS
13 7 (1.21%) Java EE
13 7 (1.21%) Spring MVC
13 7 (1.21%) XSL
13 7 (1.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.16%) Computer Science
3 16 (2.77%) Equities
4 14 (2.43%) EPoS
5 10 (1.73%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.56%) CMDB
6 9 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.04%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.04%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.69%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.52%) Derivative
10 3 (0.52%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.52%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (0.52%) User Experience
11 2 (0.35%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.35%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.36%) Windows
2 49 (8.49%) Unix
3 46 (7.97%) Linux
4 17 (2.95%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.56%) Android
7 5 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.69%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.17%) AIX
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.17%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (44.02%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (31.89%) Test Scripting
3 163 (28.25%) Software Testing
4 112 (19.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 98 (16.98%) Test Automation
6 83 (14.38%) SDLC
7 76 (13.17%) Integration Testing
7 76 (13.17%) Regression Testing
8 75 (13.00%) Functional Testing
9 74 (12.82%) Test Strategy
10 72 (12.48%) Test Management
11 70 (12.13%) Scrum
12 68 (11.79%) Defect Management
13 66 (11.44%) BDD
14 54 (9.36%) Non-Functional Testing
15 53 (9.19%) Test Planning
16 48 (8.32%) Automated Testing
16 48 (8.32%) Continuous Integration
17 46 (7.97%) Waterfall
18 43 (7.45%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 164 (28.42%) SQL
2 129 (22.36%) Java
3 36 (6.24%) Python
4 30 (5.20%) JavaScript
5 29 (5.03%) C#
6 21 (3.64%) Bash Shell
7 17 (2.95%) C
8 16 (2.77%) Ruby
9 15 (2.60%) PL/SQL
10 13 (2.25%) PHP
11 11 (1.91%) Groovy
12 9 (1.56%) PowerShell
12 9 (1.56%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.21%) ActionScript
14 5 (0.87%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.87%) VBScript
15 4 (0.69%) COBOL
15 4 (0.69%) VB
15 4 (0.69%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 401 (69.50%) ISEB
2 180 (31.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 89 (15.42%) Security Cleared
4 46 (7.97%) Degree
5 45 (7.80%) DV Cleared
6 36 (6.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 33 (5.72%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.69%) PhD
11 3 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.52%) MCITP
12 2 (0.35%) CHECK Team Member
12 2 (0.35%) CISM
12 2 (0.35%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.35%) MCTS
13 1 (0.17%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (21.49%) QA
2 7 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.21%) SDET
3 5 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.69%) ISO 9000
4 4 (0.69%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) Basel II
5 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.17%) EMIR
5 1 (0.17%) MiFID
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 18 (3.12%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.69%) Snort
3 4 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.69%) XenApp
3 4 (0.69%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.52%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 97 (16.81%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (1.56%) Puppet
3 7 (1.21%) HP SiteScope
4 5 (0.87%) Cisco IPCC
4 5 (0.87%) Graphite
4 5 (0.87%) Oozie
5 4 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.17%) Netcool
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.17%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 87 (15.08%) Microsoft
2 79 (13.69%) HP
3 66 (11.44%) Oracle
4 27 (4.68%) SAP
5 20 (3.47%) Atlassian
6 15 (2.60%) IBM
7 14 (2.43%) Sybase
8 10 (1.73%) webMethods
9 8 (1.39%) AppDynamics
10 7 (1.21%) Adobe
10 7 (1.21%) Remedy
11 6 (1.04%) CA Agile Central
11 6 (1.04%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.04%) Thunderhead
12 4 (0.69%) Intel Security
12 4 (0.69%) Sourcefire
12 4 (0.69%) VMware
13 3 (0.52%) Cisco
13 3 (0.52%) Pega
13 3 (0.52%) Teradata
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