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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 66 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.83% 0.59% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.71% 1.84% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 2
Average daily rate
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£260 £288 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.56% -37.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
-5.07% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+120.96% -65.41%
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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
295 326 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.73% 31.99% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 135 97
Average daily rate £360 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £204 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 6
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.84 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.21% -19.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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 10 (71.43%) ISEB
2 7 (50.00%) HP
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (42.86%) QA
3 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (42.86%) MS Office
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Coaching
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) SOAP
6 2 (14.29%) XML
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 2 (14.29%) PMP
6 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
6 2 (14.29%) Ericsson
6 2 (14.29%) SAP
6 2 (14.29%) 3G
6 2 (14.29%) SS7

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SS7
1 2 (14.29%) ISUP
1 2 (14.29%) 3G
2 1 (7.14%) RTP
2 1 (7.14%) SMS
2 1 (7.14%) 3GPP
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) SCCP
2 1 (7.14%) INAP
2 1 (7.14%) 2G
2 1 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (7.14%) GGSN
2 1 (7.14%) SGSN
2 1 (7.14%) MSRP
2 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
2 1 (7.14%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.14%) eggPlant
2 1 (7.14%) NeoLoad
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Billing
4 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Test Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
5 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Communications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) GIS
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
4 3 (21.43%) Coaching
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) ISEB
2 7 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) PMP
5 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
6 1 (7.14%) Degree
6 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Ericsson
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Cognos
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Informatica
3 1 (7.14%) Capita
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle