The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 60 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.28% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% 0.47% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £415 £500 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% +73.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +6.45%
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
Buckinghamshire

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

Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
151 212 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.36% 26.90% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 104 85
Average daily rate £401 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £195 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Confluence
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) VMware

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (16.67%) Confluence
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Web Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) VMware