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 31 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 72 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
-23 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.27% 0.19% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.72% 1.25% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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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
116 80 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 15.89% 15.21% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 44 79
Average daily rate £350 £338 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £260 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £13.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
1 5 (71.43%) Non-Functional Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Planning
2 4 (57.14%) Black-Box Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Data Migration
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (14.29%) NHS
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) MCTS
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Web Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Microsoft Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
1 5 (71.43%) Non-Functional Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Planning
2 4 (57.14%) Black-Box Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Data Migration
2 4 (57.14%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MCTS
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft