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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 34 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.69% 0.43% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.76% 3.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£208 £210 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.30%
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 Slough region.

Qualifications Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
42 33 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 14.53% 14.16% 20.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 32
Average daily rate £313 £238 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £176 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.61 - £12.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -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 24 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia
2 2 (66.67%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) UMTS
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Handset
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) LTE
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) 4G
1 2 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (66.67%) 3G
1 2 (66.67%) GSM
1 2 (66.67%) UMTS
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) LTE
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Handset
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
1 2 (66.67%) Nokia