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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 73 62 66
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.71% 0.70% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.60% 2.24% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 6
Average daily rate £359 £350 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +26.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £310 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £350 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
269 268 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.25% 31.24% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 135 106
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £139 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 9
Average hourly rate £55.65 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.38 £19.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Reading region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 February 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Management
3 4 (50.00%) ISEB
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) CRM
4 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (37.50%) ERP
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (37.50%) MSF
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Value-Added Service
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) Smart Meter
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) ZigBee
5 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) LabVIEW
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Value-Added Service
1 2 (25.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (12.50%) SS7
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) LabVIEW
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Leader
1 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 2 (25.00%) Network Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Test Management
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) CRM
3 3 (37.50%) ERP
3 3 (37.50%) MSF
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Contact Management
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft