The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Slough 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 24 36 28
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.19% 0.33% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 1.79% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £250 - -
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 Slough region.

Qualifications Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
57 56 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 22.53% 18.73% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 13
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £12.50
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 Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Slough region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Slough

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) VB
1 4 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Solaris
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) Toad
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
1 4 (100.00%) Introscope
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) JProfiler
1 4 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (100.00%) HP SiteScope
1 4 (100.00%) nmon
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (50.00%) BMC
3 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (50.00%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (50.00%) HTTPS

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 4 (100.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) FTP
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (50.00%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Introscope
1 4 (100.00%) JProfiler
1 4 (100.00%) Toad
2 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (50.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (50.00%) SilkPerformer
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) JDBC
2 2 (50.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Solaris
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) HP SiteScope
1 4 (100.00%) nmon
2 2 (50.00%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) BMC
1 2 (50.00%) HP