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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 307 335 322
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 320 231 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.60% 0.49% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.99% 2.87% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 117 124
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £168 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+9.16% +25.00%
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
10700 8042 8996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.16% 17.01% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6136 4674 4760
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £545 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 354 517
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £41.51 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -21.39%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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
London +6 101 £375 +6.38% 33
South East -1 93 £350 +26.12% 25
South West -8 36 £325 -7.14% 19
Yorkshire +4 24 £275 +10.00% 9
East Midlands +14 17 £328 +31.00% 5
West Midlands -1 15 - - 4
North West -13 13 £310 +40.90% 8
North East -33 13 £350 +55.55% 1
East of England -21 6 £325 -7.14% 7
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 481 (59.24%) ISEB
2 352 (43.35%) HP
3 308 (37.93%) Security Cleared
4 282 (34.73%) SC Cleared
5 264 (32.51%) Oracle
6 253 (31.16%) Test Scripting
7 246 (30.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 245 (30.17%) Software Testing
9 238 (29.31%) HP Quality Center
10 224 (27.59%) Microsoft
11 217 (26.72%) Agile Software Development
12 207 (25.49%) .NET
13 186 (22.91%) SQL
13 186 (22.91%) HTML
14 184 (22.66%) JavaScript
14 184 (22.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 176 (21.67%) ASP.NET
16 171 (21.06%) JSP
17 163 (20.07%) QA
18 150 (18.47%) Finance
19 146 (17.98%) QuickTest Pro
20 145 (17.86%) UNIX
21 143 (17.61%) Test Automation
22 142 (17.49%) C#
23 138 (17.00%) User Acceptance Testing
23 138 (17.00%) Knowledge Management
24 135 (16.63%) DV Cleared
25 123 (15.15%) Project Management
26 121 (14.90%) Oracle EBS
27 116 (14.29%) Test Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 11 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.23%) WebLogic
3 7 (0.86%) WebLogic Integration
3 7 (0.86%) Apache
3 7 (0.86%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.74%) Confluence
4 6 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (0.62%) JBoss
6 4 (0.49%) IIS
7 3 (0.37%) Mule
8 2 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (0.25%) CMS
8 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPEL
9 1 (0.12%) WordPress
9 1 (0.12%) SAS
9 1 (0.12%) CICS
9 1 (0.12%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 94 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 38 (4.68%) MS Office
3 16 (1.97%) MS Project
4 8 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.25%) Mingle
7 1 (0.12%) Simulink
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 121 (14.90%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (2.34%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.86%) Summit
4 5 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.37%) HFM
5 3 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.25%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.25%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.25%) Magento
7 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.12%) assyst
7 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.12%) Agresso
7 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.12%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 77 (9.48%) TCP/IP
2 66 (8.13%) SAN
3 33 (4.06%) HTTPS
4 20 (2.46%) Wireshark
5 19 (2.34%) SSL
6 13 (1.60%) HTTP
7 11 (1.35%) DVB
7 11 (1.35%) DNS
8 10 (1.23%) FTP
9 5 (0.62%) VLAN
9 5 (0.62%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.49%) Internet
10 4 (0.49%) LTE
11 3 (0.37%) DAB
11 3 (0.37%) GSM
12 2 (0.25%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.25%) 4G
12 2 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (0.25%) LAN
12 2 (0.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
2 48 (5.91%) SQL Server
3 31 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (0.86%) MS Access
8 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.37%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.37%) MySQL
8 3 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.12%) QlikView
10 1 (0.12%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.12%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 146 (17.98%) QuickTest Pro
2 109 (13.42%) Selenium
3 76 (9.36%) JIRA
4 63 (7.76%) LoadRunner
5 35 (4.31%) Cucumber
6 32 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (3.82%) WebDriver
8 22 (2.71%) SpecFlow
8 22 (2.71%) SoapUI
9 21 (2.59%) Visual Studio
10 16 (1.97%) JMeter
11 15 (1.85%) Jenkins
11 15 (1.85%) JUnit
12 11 (1.35%) Subversion
13 10 (1.23%) Maven
14 9 (1.11%) Git (software)
14 9 (1.11%) Calabash
15 8 (0.99%) TestNG
16 7 (0.86%) FitNesse
16 7 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 150 (18.47%) Finance
2 51 (6.28%) Banking
3 32 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.85%) Retail
5 13 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.99%) Electronics
7 8 (0.99%) Legal
7 8 (0.99%) Marketing
8 7 (0.86%) Back Office
9 6 (0.74%) Automotive
9 6 (0.74%) Billing
10 5 (0.62%) General Ledger
10 5 (0.62%) Military
11 2 (0.25%) Publishing
11 2 (0.25%) Games
11 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.12%) Cantonese Language
Job Titles
1 326 (40.15%) Analyst
2 313 (38.55%) Test Analyst
3 149 (18.35%) Tester
4 128 (15.76%) Test Manager
5 102 (12.56%) Test Leader
6 57 (7.02%) Test Engineer
7 35 (4.31%) QA Tester
8 32 (3.94%) Test Specialist
9 31 (3.82%) Senior Test Analyst
9 31 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
10 30 (3.69%) Automation Tester
11 21 (2.59%) Agile Test Analyst
12 20 (2.46%) Performance Engineer
13 16 (1.97%) QA Analyst
14 15 (1.85%) Performance Test Engineer
15 14 (1.72%) Performance Tester
15 14 (1.72%) QA Engineer
16 12 (1.48%) Software Test Analyst
16 12 (1.48%) Senior Tester
16 12 (1.48%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (25.49%) .NET
2 186 (22.91%) HTML
3 176 (21.67%) ASP.NET
4 171 (21.06%) JSP
5 30 (3.69%) Web Services
6 27 (3.33%) XML
7 20 (2.46%) Gherkin
8 16 (1.97%) SOAP
9 10 (1.23%) OLE
10 8 (0.99%) Middleware
11 6 (0.74%) REST
11 6 (0.74%) CSS
12 5 (0.62%) Spring
13 3 (0.37%) JSON
13 3 (0.37%) WCF
13 3 (0.37%) WPF
13 3 (0.37%) WinForms
14 2 (0.25%) XSLT
14 2 (0.25%) ODBC
14 2 (0.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.34%) Computer Science
3 16 (1.97%) Mobile App
4 13 (1.60%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.35%) Open Source
6 10 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 10 (1.23%) IPTV
7 7 (0.86%) N-Tier
7 7 (0.86%) MPEG
7 7 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (0.74%) Video on Demand
9 5 (0.62%) STB
9 5 (0.62%) Derivative
9 5 (0.62%) NHS
9 5 (0.62%) DTV
9 5 (0.62%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.49%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.49%) User Experience
10 4 (0.49%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.49%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 145 (17.86%) UNIX
2 79 (9.73%) Linux
3 76 (9.36%) Windows
4 39 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (4.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (4.43%) Windows XP
6 34 (4.19%) Windows 2000
7 15 (1.85%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.60%) Android
8 13 (1.60%) Solaris
9 11 (1.35%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.86%) SUSE
10 7 (0.86%) HPUX
11 3 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.12%) AIX
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (31.16%) Test Scripting
2 245 (30.17%) Software Testing
3 217 (26.72%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (17.61%) Test Automation
5 138 (17.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 138 (17.00%) Knowledge Management
6 123 (15.15%) Project Management
7 116 (14.29%) Test Management
8 113 (13.92%) Test Strategy
9 98 (12.07%) CRM
10 97 (11.95%) Integration Testing
11 84 (10.34%) Functional Testing
12 83 (10.22%) Automated Testing
13 75 (9.24%) Manual Testing
14 69 (8.50%) Scrum
15 68 (8.37%) Performance Testing
16 61 (7.51%) BDD
17 59 (7.27%) Waterfall
18 49 (6.03%) Regression Testing
19 48 (5.91%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 186 (22.91%) SQL
2 184 (22.66%) JavaScript
3 142 (17.49%) C#
4 111 (13.67%) VB
5 106 (13.05%) Java
6 30 (3.69%) VBA
7 24 (2.96%) Python
8 21 (2.59%) PowerShell
9 20 (2.46%) C++
9 20 (2.46%) Perl
10 18 (2.22%) Ruby
11 17 (2.09%) C
12 12 (1.48%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.99%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.86%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 7 (0.86%) VBScript
15 5 (0.62%) Tcl
16 4 (0.49%) PHP
16 4 (0.49%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 481 (59.24%) ISEB
2 308 (37.93%) Security Cleared
3 282 (34.73%) SC Cleared
4 246 (30.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 184 (22.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 135 (16.63%) DV Cleared
7 44 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (4.93%) Degree
9 31 (3.82%) MCITP
10 29 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (2.83%) ISEB Practitioner
12 21 (2.59%) CCNA
13 15 (1.85%) MOS
14 9 (1.11%) MCSE
15 7 (0.86%) CCNP
16 5 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 3 (0.37%) PMP
17 3 (0.37%) PMI Certification
17 3 (0.37%) MCP
17 3 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (20.07%) QA
2 3 (0.37%) ISO 14001
2 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.12%) WCAG
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) HL7
4 1 (0.12%) GAAP
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (2.34%) Nmap
2 6 (0.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.74%) NDS
3 5 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.37%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.25%) XenApp
6 1 (0.12%) Xen
6 1 (0.12%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 238 (29.31%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (2.34%) Nessus
3 12 (1.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.37%) SCCM
5 2 (0.25%) Ansible
5 2 (0.25%) nmon
5 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.25%) Puppet
5 2 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.12%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 352 (43.35%) HP
2 264 (32.51%) Oracle
3 224 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 56 (6.90%) Citrix
5 34 (4.19%) Cisco
6 32 (3.94%) SAP
7 12 (1.48%) VMware
8 10 (1.23%) IBM
8 10 (1.23%) Siebel
8 10 (1.23%) ATG
9 9 (1.11%) Cognos
9 9 (1.11%) hybris
10 7 (0.86%) TIBCO
11 6 (0.74%) Informatica
12 5 (0.62%) JD Edwards
13 4 (0.49%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.49%) Curam
14 3 (0.37%) Pega
14 3 (0.37%) Hyperion
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £425 - £470 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market value
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Robert Walters
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London, England, United Kingdom
Gamesys
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Gosport
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £445 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
East London
Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Taunton
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 28 days ago