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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 69 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.76% 0.46% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% 1.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+44.57% -65.41%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
238 264 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 25.81% 30.24% 31.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 146 87
Average daily rate £389 £325 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) User Experience
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
5 1 (12.50%) Automotive
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Electronics

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
1 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
1 1 (12.50%) SAP BI
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
1 1 (12.50%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) SAP