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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 31 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 19 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.29% - 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.33% - 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 1
Median daily rate £200 - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+20.68% +23.83%
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
57 87 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.88% 30.31% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 71 50
Median daily rate £200 £356 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.85% -17.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Median hourly rate £21.29 £55.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.29% +175.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £41.70 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £67.50 £23.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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
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 22 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 20 (100.00%) ISEB
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (95.00%) SQL
3 18 (90.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (90.00%) Software Testing
3 18 (90.00%) SDLC
4 17 (85.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (85.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Selenium
5 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.00%) Finance
6 1 (5.00%) Publishing
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.00%) BDD
6 1 (5.00%) RIA
6 1 (5.00%) TDD
6 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Tester
2 3 (15.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) UAT Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (90.00%) SDLC
2 18 (90.00%) Software Testing
2 18 (90.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (85.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) BDD
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) ISEB
2 17 (85.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland