The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Oxfordshire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 48 45 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.21% 1.00% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 3.13% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
70 160 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.40% 32.06% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 104 38
Average daily rate £338 £365 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 20
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.06 £11.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £20.50 £21.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 1 £300 -
Abingdon - - - -
Banbury - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SQL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) UAT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft