The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 18 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 2.63% 1.52% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.64% 4.76% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate £350 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -6.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.76% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
ISTQB
Surrey

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Qualifications Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
22 63 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 19.30% 31.82% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 35 24
Average daily rate £338 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £244 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £13.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +64.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Guildford region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

ISTQB
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) JBoss
2 3 (75.00%) Swing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (75.00%) MapReduce
2 3 (75.00%) Apache Accumulo
2 3 (75.00%) PuTTY
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 3 (75.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Apache Accumulo
1 3 (75.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Swing
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (75.00%) MapReduce
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB