The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 64 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.12% 1.79% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 5.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £303 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £291
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +9.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-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 Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
277 310 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.13% 30.85% 26.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 134 106
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.55 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.97% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Reading region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Reading

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Reading region.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 2000
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) TestDirector
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) V-Model
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Validation
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Stress Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Verint
5 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Billing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Stress Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) V-Model
1 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Speech Recognition
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Verint
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
Reading, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
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