The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Oxford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 29 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.41% 0.81% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 3.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £450 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32 60 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 13.28% 24.19% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 23
Average daily rate £363 £295 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.88% -15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £460 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 9
Average hourly rate £23.00 £13.55 £20.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.80% -33.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
ISTQB
Oxfordshire

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 12 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (100.00%) Retail
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
1 3 (100.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB