The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 Milton Keynes 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 64 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.77% 0.72% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.17% 3.36% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Average daily rate
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£266 £278 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% -14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £276 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £279 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
221 149 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 24.39% 21.32% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 69 93
Average daily rate £328 £315 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.96% +1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £238 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +14.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.78 £38.00 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 8 (72.73%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 6 (54.55%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) HP
4 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
4 5 (45.45%) QA
4 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
5 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) SAP
5 4 (36.36%) Automotive
5 4 (36.36%) Banking
6 3 (27.27%) ITSM
6 3 (27.27%) VBScript
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) Load Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
8 1 (9.09%) V-Model
8 1 (9.09%) Windows 7

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Automotive
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Functional Tester
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) ITSM
3 3 (27.27%) Load Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
5 1 (9.09%) V-Model
5 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) VBScript
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) HP
2 4 (36.36%) SAP