The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 80 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.43% - 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% - 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £195 - £256
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 - £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £199 - £291
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
-3.67% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
ISTQB
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
90 132 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 12.91% 19.35% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 93 61
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £15.77 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.65 £22.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 2 £195 - 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (37.50%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) QARun
5 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) WinRunner
5 2 (25.00%) TestDirector
5 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (25.00%) User Experience
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (12.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (25.00%) QARun
1 2 (25.00%) TestDirector
1 2 (25.00%) WinRunner
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Web Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft BI Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior JavaScript Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
5 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) MCTS
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft