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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 55 71 71
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.76% 0.72% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.82% 2.94% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Median daily rate £120 £390 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-69.23% +47.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.93 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-50.25% +122.22%
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
177 204 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 27.02% 24.43% 28.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 136 163
Median daily rate £411 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 10
Median hourly rate £10.62 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 - £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 - £17.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

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 26 June 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 10 (66.67%) ISEB
2 9 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (53.33%) Finance
4 7 (46.67%) HP
4 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Retail
5 6 (40.00%) SAP
5 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 5 (33.33%) System Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Change Control
7 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Test Management
7 4 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
7 4 (26.67%) SLA
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) ITIL
7 4 (26.67%) Remedy
7 4 (26.67%) Project Management
7 4 (26.67%) MS Office
7 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Workflow
7 4 (26.67%) Banking
7 4 (26.67%) Validation
8 3 (20.00%) SAP FI
8 3 (20.00%) Degree
8 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared

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 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) SAP FI
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Retail
3 4 (26.67%) Banking
4 2 (13.33%) Automotive
4 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Test Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Strategy Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy Manager
5 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (13.33%) Service Management Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Testing Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Data Manager
6 1 (6.67%) HR Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Test Data Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
1 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (33.33%) System Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Change Control
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Project Management
4 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Management
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Validation
4 4 (26.67%) Workflow
5 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) Coaching
6 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) ISEB
2 9 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) HP
2 6 (40.00%) SAP
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Remedy
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle