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 2015 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 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 73 68 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 1 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.40% 0.12% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.38% 0.36% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 12
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £350 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -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
290 277 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.88% 32.10% 30.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 138 134
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £278 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 13
Average hourly rate £30.90 £17.07 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.01% -7.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.03 £59.00 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) ISEB
2 10 (76.92%) Test Scripting
3 7 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (46.15%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (46.15%) HP
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 6 (46.15%) MS Office
4 6 (46.15%) QA
4 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
5 5 (38.46%) Test Planning
6 4 (30.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (23.08%) SAP
7 3 (23.08%) ETL
7 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
7 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) V-Model
7 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Capita
8 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
8 2 (15.38%) Billing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP HR
1 1 (7.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
1 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.69%) eggPlant
2 1 (7.69%) NeoLoad
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Billing
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Data Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Test Scripting
2 6 (46.15%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Test Planning
3 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (23.08%) ETL
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 3 (23.08%) V-Model
6 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Testing
6 2 (15.38%) ETL Development
6 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) SAP
3 2 (15.38%) Capita
3 2 (15.38%) Talend
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Cognos
4 1 (7.69%) Ab Initio