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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.38% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.06% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£404 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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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
66 62 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 22.84% 23.05% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 36 29
Average daily rate £304 £335 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.32% -13.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £44.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.68% +229.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 31 August 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 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Management
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (20.00%) BMC
3 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) Nokia
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) 3G
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Introscope
3 1 (20.00%) JMeter
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (20.00%) JDBC
3 1 (20.00%) ODBC

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) GSM
1 1 (20.00%) UMTS
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (20.00%) 3G
1 1 (20.00%) LTE
1 1 (20.00%) 4G
1 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Toad
1 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (20.00%) Introscope
1 1 (20.00%) JMeter
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (20.00%) TestNG
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (20.00%) JProfiler
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Data Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JDBC
1 1 (20.00%) ODBC
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (20.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) People Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (20.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) BMC
2 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (20.00%) Nokia
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy