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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 58 73 63
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 0.67% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
ISTQB
Berkshire

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
183 297 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.85% 29.23% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 160 136
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 28 13
Median hourly rate £24.50 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.71% +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £21.55 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.82 £37.09 £52.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 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 Reading region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) VLAN
2 3 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) V-Model
2 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Case Management
2 3 (50.00%) Smart Meter
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) ZigBee
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) HP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (33.33%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) TestRail
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Smart Metering Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Case Management
1 3 (50.00%) Requirements Management
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) V-Model
1 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
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