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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 64 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.92% 0.68% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.83% 3.62% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Average daily rate
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£340 £278 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.52% -44.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +25.00%
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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
283 138 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 32.64% 18.80% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 77 58
Average daily rate £330 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £495 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -31.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £33.29 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 20 October 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 14 (93.33%) ISEB
2 9 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (53.33%) Waterfall
4 7 (46.67%) QA
5 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Finance
5 6 (40.00%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) HP
7 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
7 4 (26.67%) Automotive
7 4 (26.67%) Banking
7 4 (26.67%) SAP
7 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (20.00%) Web Testing
8 3 (20.00%) ITIL
8 3 (20.00%) Java
8 3 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (20.00%) V-Model
8 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
9 2 (13.33%) IBM
9 2 (13.33%) CMMI
9 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (13.33%) RAD
9 2 (13.33%) DSDM
9 2 (13.33%) VBScript

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Automotive
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Legal
4 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
1 10 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Tester
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Waterfall
2 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 3 (20.00%) V-Model
5 2 (13.33%) CMMI
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) RAD
5 2 (13.33%) DSDM
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (6.67%) ITSM
6 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
6 1 (6.67%) SOA
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) VBScript
4 1 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle