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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 66 60 63
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 9 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.92% 0.84% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.50% 3.33% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 7
Average daily rate
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£230 £275 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £260 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £298 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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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
200 210 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 20.41% 25.30% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 116 74
Average daily rate £375 £338 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Average hourly rate £17.77 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.16% -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 4 September 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%) HP
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (58.33%) Regression Testing
3 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Change Management
7 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (8.33%) Confluence
8 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
8 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
8 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
8 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) SDLC
8 1 (8.33%) JIRA
8 1 (8.33%) Selenium
8 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (8.33%) Service Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) ClearQuest
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Junior
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Biometrics
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL
7 1 (8.33%) Service Management
7 1 (8.33%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (8.33%) Scrum
7 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) SDLC
7 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) ISEB
2 7 (58.33%) 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 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) HP