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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 61 77 63
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 0.68% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 2.46% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Median daily rate - £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £319 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
201 284 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.59% 27.79% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 163 140
Median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 11
Median hourly rate £52.50 £55.65 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

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 24 February 2017, 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 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Test Management
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) Hudson
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Capybara
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (33.33%) TestLink
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) JMeter

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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Capybara
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) Hudson
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (33.33%) TestLink
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) Robot Framework
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
2 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com