The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Hounslow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Hounslow region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 13 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow - 7.46% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 26.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 12.50% 28.36% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 8
Average daily rate £363 £330 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +22.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £9.63 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
ISTQB
London

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

ISTQB
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) NDS
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) DVB
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Tandberg
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Broadcast Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Tandberg