The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 43 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.54% 0.43% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 3.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£291 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+44.57% -65.41%
ISTQB
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Qualifications Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
78 27 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.14% 11.64% 26.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 18 38
Average daily rate £450 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £252 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £443 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £13.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Oxford region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Oxford region.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

ISTQB
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Extraction
2 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft