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 26 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 31 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 0.48% 0.57% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 1.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -59.13%
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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
70 58 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 33.65% 33.14% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 15
Average daily rate £363 £295 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.88% -10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £195 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £13.71 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.05% -55.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £13.71 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £134.74 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -36.36%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) OOD
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) UML
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) WinForms
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) IIS

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) WinForms
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (40.00%) UML
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) OOD
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) VMware