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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 331 203 363
Rank change year-on-year
-128 +160
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 285 529 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.59% 1.10% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 5.69% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 283 106
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £260 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.23% -4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +21.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £13.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+129.62% -50.90%
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
9097 9302 7795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.78% 19.32% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5300 5496 4195
Average daily rate £399 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 479 435
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -22.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 May 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
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 May 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
London -48 96 £350 -6.66% 39
South East -70 80 £389 +19.61% 17
South West -23 33 £308 +2.50% 9
North West -12 22 £290 -6.45% 14
Yorkshire -35 17 £280 +1.81% 3
East of England 0 12 £273 -19.25% 3
West Midlands -23 12 £400 +14.28% 17
East Midlands -13 6 £275 -9.16% 7
North East -18 2 - - 3
South Coast - 2 - -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 447 (70.17%) ISEB
2 233 (36.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 205 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
4 201 (31.55%) HP
5 198 (31.08%) Test Scripting
6 179 (28.10%) Software Testing
7 173 (27.16%) SQL
8 157 (24.65%) HP Quality Center
9 151 (23.70%) Security Cleared
10 148 (23.23%) Finance
11 142 (22.29%) QA
12 127 (19.94%) SC Cleared
13 125 (19.62%) Microsoft
14 123 (19.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 105 (16.48%) .NET
16 104 (16.33%) Oracle
17 99 (15.54%) Test Management
18 94 (14.76%) Test Strategy
19 89 (13.97%) UNIX
19 89 (13.97%) MS Excel
20 85 (13.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
21 84 (13.19%) HTML
21 84 (13.19%) Integration Testing
21 84 (13.19%) Test Automation
21 84 (13.19%) Selenium
22 83 (13.03%) Banking
22 83 (13.03%) JavaScript
23 75 (11.77%) Knowledge Management
24 67 (10.52%) Degree
25 66 (10.36%) ASP.NET

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 16 (2.51%) CMS
2 10 (1.57%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.41%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.94%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.94%) Documentum
5 4 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (0.63%) ATG Dynamo
5 4 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.47%) Apache
6 3 (0.47%) LiveLink
6 3 (0.47%) Confluence
7 2 (0.31%) Magnolia
7 2 (0.31%) WebLogic Integration
7 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.16%) JBoss
8 1 (0.16%) IIS
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 89 (13.97%) MS Excel
2 35 (5.49%) MS Office
3 4 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.63%) MS Project
4 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 41 (6.44%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.31%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.31%) SAP Retail
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.31%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.31%) Summit
5 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.63%) SaaS
2 2 (0.31%) GitHub
2 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.65%) SAN
2 25 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.57%) HTTP
4 8 (1.26%) ATM
5 7 (1.10%) Internet
6 6 (0.94%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.78%) 3G
8 4 (0.63%) 4G
9 3 (0.47%) GSM
9 3 (0.47%) UMTS
9 3 (0.47%) LTE
9 3 (0.47%) RTSP
10 2 (0.31%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.31%) Diameter Protocol
10 2 (0.31%) SS7
10 2 (0.31%) ISUP
10 2 (0.31%) Firewall
10 2 (0.31%) 2G
10 2 (0.31%) FTP
11 1 (0.16%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.40%) Oracle Reports
3 26 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (1.73%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.57%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.26%) DB2
8 6 (0.94%) MySQL
8 6 (0.94%) MS Access
9 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.78%) DbVisualizer
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.47%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.31%) VoltDB
12 2 (0.31%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.31%) SAP BI
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle OWB
12 2 (0.31%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 84 (13.19%) Selenium
2 57 (8.95%) JIRA
3 40 (6.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 33 (5.18%) SoapUI
5 32 (5.02%) WebDriver
6 28 (4.40%) Cucumber
7 20 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (3.14%) LoadRunner
8 19 (2.98%) SpecFlow
9 12 (1.88%) JUnit
10 11 (1.73%) Jenkins
11 10 (1.57%) Git (software)
11 10 (1.57%) Visual Studio
12 7 (1.10%) Toad
12 7 (1.10%) JMeter
12 7 (1.10%) Subversion
12 7 (1.10%) Calabash
13 6 (0.94%) Appium
13 6 (0.94%) JBehave
14 5 (0.78%) Hudson
General
1 148 (23.23%) Finance
2 83 (13.03%) Banking
3 37 (5.81%) Retail
3 37 (5.81%) Telecoms
4 32 (5.02%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.35%) General Ledger
6 10 (1.57%) Legal
7 9 (1.41%) Corporate Banking
8 8 (1.26%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.78%) Back Office
10 4 (0.63%) Billing
11 3 (0.47%) Automotive
11 3 (0.47%) Marketing
12 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.16%) Electronics
13 1 (0.16%) Military
13 1 (0.16%) Games
13 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 277 (43.49%) Analyst
2 261 (40.97%) Test Analyst
3 106 (16.64%) Test Manager
4 96 (15.07%) Tester
5 83 (13.03%) Test Leader
6 37 (5.81%) Test Specialist
7 29 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
8 28 (4.40%) Senior Test Analyst
9 24 (3.77%) Test Engineer
10 23 (3.61%) Agile Test Analyst
11 22 (3.45%) QA Analyst
12 21 (3.30%) Consultant
13 18 (2.83%) Automation Tester
14 15 (2.35%) Test Consultant
14 15 (2.35%) QA Test Analyst
15 14 (2.20%) QA Tester
16 11 (1.73%) Junior
16 11 (1.73%) Systems Tester
17 10 (1.57%) Junior Tester
17 10 (1.57%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (16.48%) .NET
2 84 (13.19%) HTML
3 66 (10.36%) ASP.NET
4 59 (9.26%) JSP
5 48 (7.54%) XML
6 27 (4.24%) SOAP
7 26 (4.08%) Web Services
8 16 (2.51%) CSS
9 15 (2.35%) Gherkin
10 10 (1.57%) MSMQ
11 7 (1.10%) J2EE
11 7 (1.10%) XML Messaging
12 5 (0.78%) Flash
12 5 (0.78%) RESTful
13 4 (0.63%) JSON
14 3 (0.47%) REST
14 3 (0.47%) AngularJS
15 2 (0.31%) JSF
15 2 (0.31%) Java SE
15 2 (0.31%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.30%) Computer Science
3 14 (2.20%) Smart Meter
4 12 (1.88%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.41%) User Experience
6 8 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.10%) NHS
7 7 (1.10%) Equities
7 7 (1.10%) SWIFT
7 7 (1.10%) Derivative
8 6 (0.94%) STB
8 6 (0.94%) MPEG
9 5 (0.78%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.78%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.63%) Mobile Payment
10 4 (0.63%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.63%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.63%) Handset
11 3 (0.47%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 89 (13.97%) UNIX
2 44 (6.91%) Linux
3 29 (4.55%) Windows
4 12 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.10%) Solaris
6 7 (1.10%) Android
7 4 (0.63%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.47%) AIX
8 3 (0.47%) HPUX
8 3 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.31%) SUSE
9 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (31.08%) Test Scripting
3 179 (28.10%) Software Testing
4 123 (19.31%) User Acceptance Testing
5 99 (15.54%) Test Management
6 94 (14.76%) Test Strategy
7 84 (13.19%) Integration Testing
7 84 (13.19%) Test Automation
8 75 (11.77%) Knowledge Management
9 57 (8.95%) Regression Testing
9 57 (8.95%) Automated Testing
9 57 (8.95%) Security Testing
10 56 (8.79%) Project Management
11 53 (8.32%) Scrum
12 52 (8.16%) Test Planning
13 51 (8.01%) System Testing
14 50 (7.85%) Manual Testing
15 46 (7.22%) Waterfall
16 45 (7.06%) Migration
16 45 (7.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 173 (27.16%) SQL
2 83 (13.03%) JavaScript
3 59 (9.26%) Java
4 36 (5.65%) C#
5 29 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 21 (3.30%) VBA
7 14 (2.20%) PL/SQL
8 12 (1.88%) Ruby
9 10 (1.57%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.41%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.26%) VBScript
11 8 (1.26%) VB
12 7 (1.10%) Python
12 7 (1.10%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.94%) Scala
13 6 (0.94%) Perl
14 5 (0.78%) PHP
14 5 (0.78%) C
15 3 (0.47%) C++
15 3 (0.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 447 (70.17%) ISEB
2 233 (36.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 151 (23.70%) Security Cleared
4 127 (19.94%) SC Cleared
5 85 (13.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 67 (10.52%) Degree
7 38 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 38 (5.97%) MCITP
8 36 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (5.02%) DV Cleared
10 16 (2.51%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.78%) HND
12 5 (0.78%) PMP
12 5 (0.78%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.63%) CISM
14 3 (0.47%) MCSE
15 2 (0.31%) MCTS
15 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.31%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (22.29%) QA
2 8 (1.26%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.78%) GAAP
3 5 (0.78%) FATCA
4 4 (0.63%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.31%) COREP
6 2 (0.31%) FINREP
6 2 (0.31%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (1.41%) VMware ESX
2 7 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.78%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 157 (24.65%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.16%) Netcool
4 1 (0.16%) Control-M
4 1 (0.16%) Puppet
4 1 (0.16%) Ansible
4 1 (0.16%) nmon
4 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 201 (31.55%) HP
2 125 (19.62%) Microsoft
3 104 (16.33%) Oracle
4 40 (6.28%) Citrix
5 36 (5.65%) Cisco
6 31 (4.87%) SAP
7 11 (1.73%) Remedy
8 10 (1.57%) VMware
8 10 (1.57%) Sybase
9 9 (1.41%) IBM
10 8 (1.26%) McAfee
11 6 (0.94%) Wall Street Systems
12 5 (0.78%) Siebel
13 4 (0.63%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.63%) Ektron
13 4 (0.63%) OpenText
13 4 (0.63%) ATG
13 4 (0.63%) Ericsson
14 3 (0.47%) Cognos
14 3 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
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