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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 51 52 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.33% 0.93% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.27% 4.17% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Median daily rate £194 £333 £254
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.72% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £300 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £477 £277
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
110 120 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 18.33% 22.35% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 85 105
Median daily rate £375 £325 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 6
Median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.74 £19.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £67.50 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 February 2017. 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 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 - 6 £293 - 2
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 26 (100.00%) ISEB
2 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (84.62%) SQL
3 22 (84.62%) SDLC
4 21 (80.77%) Software Testing
4 21 (80.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (76.92%) Test Scripting
5 20 (76.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (11.54%) Test Management
7 3 (11.54%) JIRA
7 3 (11.54%) Open Source
7 3 (11.54%) SaaS
7 3 (11.54%) Confluence
7 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.69%) Matrix Management
8 2 (7.69%) Semantic Web
8 2 (7.69%) ITIL
8 2 (7.69%) Finance
8 2 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 2 (7.69%) Big Data
9 1 (3.85%) Spring Boot
9 1 (3.85%) AngularJS

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 3 (11.54%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (80.77%) Tester
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Software Tester
2 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) SaaS Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Salesforce Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
4 1 (3.85%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.85%) Spring Boot
1 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Semantic Web
2 1 (3.85%) Informatics
2 1 (3.85%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (84.62%) SDLC
3 21 (80.77%) Software Testing
3 21 (80.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (76.92%) Test Scripting
5 4 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) Open Source
6 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Test Management
6 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL
7 2 (7.69%) Matrix Management
7 2 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (84.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) ISEB
2 20 (76.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Salesforce.com