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 31 May 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 62 70 71
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.90% 0.38% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 1.46% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Median daily rate £418 £390 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% +49.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £390 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £390 £264
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +129.62%
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
174 205 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 26.05% 25.95% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 126 176
Median daily rate £425 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
Median hourly rate £11.50 £29.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.01% +96.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £40.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 11 (84.62%) ISEB
2 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
3 6 (46.15%) SAP
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (30.77%) HP
4 4 (30.77%) Test Management
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
5 3 (23.08%) SAP FI
5 3 (23.08%) Retail
5 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
6 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
6 2 (15.38%) Selenium
6 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) JIRA
6 2 (15.38%) System Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (15.38%) Automotive
6 2 (15.38%) Validation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) SAP FI
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Automotive
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Strategy Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy Manager
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management Manager
5 2 (15.38%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Data Manager
6 1 (7.69%) HR Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Software Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Test Data Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Web Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Contactless
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Management
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
3 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
3 3 (23.08%) SDLC
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) B2C
4 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) ISEB
2 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) SAP
2 4 (30.77%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy