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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 30 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.82% - 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% - 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£256 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
- +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
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
40 42 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 16.46% 21.00% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 19
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £211 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £498 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -24.28%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) HP
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