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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 70 62 72
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.44% 1.05% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.34% 3.40% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
Median daily rate £325 £260 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +0.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +129.62%
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
299 265 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.97% 30.81% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 130 148
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £254 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 4
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 June 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 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (41.67%) Smart Meter
2 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
2 5 (41.67%) JIRA
2 5 (41.67%) ISEB
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) CRM
3 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (33.33%) ERP
3 4 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (33.33%) ZigBee
3 4 (33.33%) MSF
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) V-Model
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) VLAN
4 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Unix
4 3 (25.00%) Banking
4 3 (25.00%) Retail

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) ZigBee
2 3 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) Value-Added Service
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) JIRA
1 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) LabVIEW
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Test Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Smart Metering Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (33.33%) CRM
3 4 (33.33%) ERP
3 4 (33.33%) MSF
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Case Management
4 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) V-Model
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Contact Management
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 5 (41.67%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
1 1 (8.33%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco