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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 62 62 61
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.85% 0.77% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.48% 2.82% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Average daily rate
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£344 £266 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.10% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £256 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £289 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £323 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+125.92% -46.00%
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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
201 248 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 24.39% 27.34% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 154 69
Average daily rate £400 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £472 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 7
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (75.00%) ISEB
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
3 7 (58.33%) HP
4 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (41.67%) Test Planning
5 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (25.00%) Change Management
8 2 (16.67%) Automotive
8 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 2 (16.67%) SQL
9 1 (8.33%) Oracle
9 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
9 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
9 1 (8.33%) SAP
9 1 (8.33%) SOAP
9 1 (8.33%) XML
9 1 (8.33%) ITIL
9 1 (8.33%) UNIX
9 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
9 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (8.33%) SAP BW
9 1 (8.33%) SAP BI
9 1 (8.33%) ClearQuest
9 1 (8.33%) Biometrics
9 1 (8.33%) DTV
9 1 (8.33%) Service Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (8.33%) SAP BW
1 1 (8.33%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) ClearQuest
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (16.67%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Tester
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Tester
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Biometrics
1 1 (8.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (41.67%) Test Planning
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
7 1 (8.33%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL
7 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) SAP