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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 54 61 46
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.69% 0.81% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.15% 3.47% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Average daily rate £333 £283 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% -13.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+133.33% +44.57%
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
127 173 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 21.78% 23.41% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 109 43
Average daily rate £350 £425 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +25.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £538 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +120.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £21.20 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £41.60 £95.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 28 April 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
(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
Banbury - 2 £345 - 2
Oxford +7 1 £320 +9.87% 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 7 (77.78%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Test Management
3 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
4 4 (44.44%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
5 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (33.33%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) CRM
6 2 (22.22%) LAN
6 2 (22.22%) WAN
6 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
6 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
6 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 2 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
7 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 1 (11.11%) Ticket Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (11.11%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) CRM Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Test Management
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft