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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 34 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.82% - 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.84% - 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Median daily rate £293 - £254
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 - £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £277
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
61 59 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 18.48% 21.69% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 50 67
Median daily rate £356 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Median hourly rate £21.29 £43.25 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.77% +108.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £19.00 £18.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £67.50 £23.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 Oxford region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 24 (100.00%) ISEB
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (87.50%) SQL
3 20 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (83.33%) SDLC
4 19 (79.17%) Test Scripting
4 19 (79.17%) Software Testing
5 18 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (12.50%) JIRA
6 3 (12.50%) Test Management
6 3 (12.50%) Open Source
6 3 (12.50%) SaaS
6 3 (12.50%) Confluence
6 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.33%) Big Data
7 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Matrix Management
7 2 (8.33%) Semantic Web
7 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.33%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) ITIL
8 1 (4.17%) Finance
8 1 (4.17%) Publishing
8 1 (4.17%) Migration

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Tester
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SaaS Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Salesforce Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.17%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.17%) Spring Boot
1 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Semantic Web
2 1 (4.17%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (83.33%) SDLC
2 20 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (79.17%) Software Testing
3 19 (79.17%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) Open Source
4 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Test Management
4 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) Matrix Management
5 2 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.17%) Informatics
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) ISEB
2 18 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Salesforce.com