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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 48 64 67
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 19 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.03% 0.18% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.65% 0.60% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 3
Median daily rate £200 £525 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.90% +133.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
92 166 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.65% 29.48% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 122 72
Median daily rate £200 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 8
Median hourly rate £21.29 £50.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.42% +257.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £20.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £61.25 £23.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

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 6 December 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 - 19 £200 - 2
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 20 (95.24%) ISEB
1 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (90.48%) Software Testing
2 19 (90.48%) SQL
3 18 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (85.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (85.71%) SDLC
4 17 (80.95%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Selenium
5 2 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (4.76%) RIA
6 1 (4.76%) jQuery
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.76%) .NET
6 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.76%) Windows
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) Finance
6 1 (4.76%) Publishing
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Tester
2 3 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Microsoft Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) UAT Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (90.48%) Software Testing
3 18 (85.71%) SDLC
3 18 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (80.95%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) BDD
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
6 1 (4.76%) TDD
6 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (95.24%) ISEB
2 18 (85.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCTS
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft