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 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 57 66 70
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.16% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 2.09% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £345 £239 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.50% -40.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
217 191 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 35.57% 20.87% 33.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 133 144
Median daily rate £450 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 33
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.03% -1.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
1 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
3 5 (45.45%) HP
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (36.36%) SLA
4 4 (36.36%) Workflow
4 4 (36.36%) ISEB
4 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
4 4 (36.36%) Remedy
4 4 (36.36%) Project Management
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) MS Office
4 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (36.36%) Change Control
4 4 (36.36%) System Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Banking
4 4 (36.36%) Retail
4 4 (36.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (27.27%) Selenium
5 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (27.27%) Software Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Test Management
5 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (27.27%) CRM
5 3 (27.27%) ERP

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 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 4 (36.36%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (9.09%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) MSTest
2 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
2 4 (36.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Test Manager
2 3 (27.27%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Strategy Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Web Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Android
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
3 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (36.36%) Change Control
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) Project Management
4 4 (36.36%) System Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Workflow
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) CRM
5 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
5 3 (27.27%) ERP
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Software Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Test Management
5 3 (27.27%) Validation
6 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
2 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) Remedy
4 2 (18.18%) Informatica
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) SAP