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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 66 67 70
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.41% 0.42% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% 1.55% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £288 £368 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.70% +19.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £350 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £418 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
222 258 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.12% 27.10% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 126 157
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £263 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 35 8
Median hourly rate £43.28 £30.90 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.06% +81.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

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 7 December 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 (80.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) QA
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) Capybara
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) Hudson
3 2 (40.00%) TestLink
3 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Robot Framework
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI

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 (20.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Capybara
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Hudson
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (40.00%) TestLink
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Robot Framework
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
1 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Tester
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
1 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (20.00%) SAP