The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Reading region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 66 64 86
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +22
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 1.29% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 4.94% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
271 243 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.76% 26.21% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 99 120
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £227 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +10.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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 31 July 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 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 2000
2 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) TestDirector
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) C
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) Games
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Stress Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) TestDirector
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (22.22%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 2000
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) V-Model
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) Stress Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Validation
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft