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 29 May 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 24 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.61% 0.37% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% 3.03% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £300 £208 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.57% -1.19%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +129.62%
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
34 33 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 20.61% 12.27% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 20
Median daily rate £345 £295 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.94% +26.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £208 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £441 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016, 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 Slough region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (75.00%) nmon
2 3 (75.00%) JProfiler
2 3 (75.00%) Introscope
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) VB
2 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Solaris
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) FTP
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Toad
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) BMC
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (50.00%) SilkPerformer

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Introscope
1 3 (75.00%) JProfiler
1 3 (75.00%) Toad
2 2 (50.00%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (25.00%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) JDBC
2 1 (25.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Solaris
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Resilience Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP SiteScope
1 3 (75.00%) nmon
2 2 (50.00%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) BMC
3 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com