The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 139 154 190
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +36
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 119 91 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.26% 1.05% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.24% 4.15% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 42 13
Average daily rate
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£345 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.02% -59.13%
ISTQB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2808 2194 1704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.67% 25.20% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1458 1064 789
Average daily rate £375 £353 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.23% +3.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 110 104
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £12.73 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in the South East

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the South East region.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +4 60 £390 +11.42% 6
Surrey +16 22 £350 -3.44% 6
Berkshire -11 12 £300 +9.09% 8
West Sussex -23 8 £220 -29.03%
Kent -4 5 £290 -17.14% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £331 - 3
East Sussex - 4 £375 - 3
Oxfordshire -19 2 £279 -38.05% 2
Middlesex - 1 £388 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 121 (51.27%) Security Cleared
2 118 (50.00%) HP
3 117 (49.58%) SC Cleared
4 105 (44.49%) ISEB
4 105 (44.49%) Microsoft
5 104 (44.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 84 (35.59%) Oracle
7 82 (34.75%) HP Quality Center
8 80 (33.90%) Test Scripting
9 79 (33.47%) JavaScript
9 79 (33.47%) .NET
10 77 (32.63%) Knowledge Management
11 75 (31.78%) HTML
12 73 (30.93%) Software Testing
13 70 (29.66%) JSP
14 68 (28.81%) ASP.NET
15 61 (25.85%) MS Excel
16 60 (25.42%) UNIX
17 56 (23.73%) Project Management
17 56 (23.73%) Oracle EBS
18 55 (23.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 51 (21.61%) Citrix
20 50 (21.19%) SAN
21 41 (17.37%) DV Cleared
22 40 (16.95%) Oracle Reports
23 38 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
23 38 (16.10%) Test Management
24 33 (13.98%) User Acceptance Testing
25 30 (12.71%) Java
26 29 (12.29%) SQL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.69%) CMS
2 4 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.27%) JBoss
3 3 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.85%) Documentum
5 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.42%) IIS
Applications
1 61 (25.85%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 56 (23.73%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.42%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.12%) SaaS
2 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (21.19%) SAN
2 28 (11.86%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.12%) HTTP
4 4 (1.69%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.69%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.69%) SSL
5 3 (1.27%) 3G
5 3 (1.27%) DAB
6 2 (0.85%) 4G
6 2 (0.85%) SS7
6 2 (0.85%) ISUP
6 2 (0.85%) ATM
7 1 (0.42%) GSM
7 1 (0.42%) LAN
7 1 (0.42%) SMS
7 1 (0.42%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.42%) UMTS
7 1 (0.42%) VoIP
7 1 (0.42%) WAN
7 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.95%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.12%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.42%) DB2
4 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.42%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.42%) DataStage
4 1 (0.42%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.42%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.42%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 24 (10.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (9.32%) Selenium
3 12 (5.08%) JIRA
4 8 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (3.39%) SoapUI
5 7 (2.97%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.12%) LoadRunner
6 5 (2.12%) Subversion
6 5 (2.12%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.69%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.69%) JMeter
8 3 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.27%) JUnit
9 2 (0.85%) WinRunner
9 2 (0.85%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.85%) Rational Functional Tester
9 2 (0.85%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.85%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.42%) Maven
10 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (9.75%) Finance
2 20 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.12%) Retail
4 3 (1.27%) Banking
5 2 (0.85%) Military
5 2 (0.85%) Marketing
5 2 (0.85%) Back Office
5 2 (0.85%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Automotive
6 1 (0.42%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 89 (37.71%) Analyst
2 87 (36.86%) Test Analyst
3 46 (19.49%) Test Manager
4 33 (13.98%) Tester
5 22 (9.32%) Test Specialist
6 14 (5.93%) Test Leader
7 10 (4.24%) Test Engineer
8 7 (2.97%) Developer
9 6 (2.54%) Software Engineer
9 6 (2.54%) QA Tester
9 6 (2.54%) Security Specialist
9 6 (2.54%) Agile Test Analyst
10 5 (2.12%) QA Engineer
10 5 (2.12%) UAT Analyst
10 5 (2.12%) Technical Test Analyst
10 5 (2.12%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (2.12%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (2.12%) Consultant
10 5 (2.12%) Automation Tester
11 4 (1.69%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (33.47%) .NET
2 75 (31.78%) HTML
3 70 (29.66%) JSP
4 68 (28.81%) ASP.NET
5 11 (4.66%) XML
6 6 (2.54%) Web Services
6 6 (2.54%) Middleware
7 5 (2.12%) SOAP
8 4 (1.69%) CSS
9 3 (1.27%) OLE
9 3 (1.27%) Spring
10 2 (0.85%) XML Messaging
11 1 (0.42%) WinForms
11 1 (0.42%) WCF
11 1 (0.42%) WPF
11 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.42%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.27%) EPoS
3 2 (0.85%) EFT
3 2 (0.85%) EFTPOS
3 2 (0.85%) Smartcard
3 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
3 2 (0.85%) Handset
3 2 (0.85%) APACS
3 2 (0.85%) Clustering
3 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
3 2 (0.85%) PDA
3 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.42%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.42%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.42%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.42%) User Experience
4 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.42%) PKI
4 1 (0.42%) Replication
4 1 (0.42%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 60 (25.42%) UNIX
2 23 (9.75%) Windows
3 19 (8.05%) Linux
4 14 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.54%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.12%) Android
7 5 (2.12%) Windows 2000
8 4 (1.69%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.27%) AIX
10 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.42%) HPUX
11 1 (0.42%) Solaris
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (33.90%) Test Scripting
2 77 (32.63%) Knowledge Management
3 73 (30.93%) Software Testing
4 56 (23.73%) Project Management
5 38 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (16.10%) Test Management
6 33 (13.98%) User Acceptance Testing
7 29 (12.29%) Test Automation
8 21 (8.90%) Security Testing
8 21 (8.90%) Test Strategy
9 17 (7.20%) Functional Testing
10 16 (6.78%) CRM
11 15 (6.36%) Scrum
11 15 (6.36%) Integration Testing
12 14 (5.93%) System Testing
12 14 (5.93%) Migration
12 14 (5.93%) Regression Testing
13 13 (5.51%) Performance Testing
14 12 (5.08%) PRINCE2
15 11 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (33.47%) JavaScript
2 30 (12.71%) Java
3 29 (12.29%) SQL
4 25 (10.59%) VBA
5 20 (8.47%) C#
6 15 (6.36%) PowerShell
7 11 (4.66%) VB
8 10 (4.24%) C
9 8 (3.39%) Perl
10 7 (2.97%) Python
11 6 (2.54%) C++
12 3 (1.27%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.27%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.42%) PHP
13 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 121 (51.27%) Security Cleared
2 117 (49.58%) SC Cleared
3 105 (44.49%) ISEB
4 104 (44.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 55 (23.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 41 (17.37%) DV Cleared
7 22 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (8.90%) MCITP
9 20 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (4.24%) Degree
11 4 (1.69%) PMP
11 4 (1.69%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.27%) MCSE
12 3 (1.27%) VCP4
13 2 (0.85%) MCSA
13 2 (0.85%) MCTS
13 2 (0.85%) MOS
14 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.32%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.42%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (2.54%) VMware ESX
2 5 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.69%) Nmap
4 2 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 82 (34.75%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.54%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.69%) Nessus
4 1 (0.42%) Netcool
Vendors
1 118 (50.00%) HP
2 105 (44.49%) Microsoft
3 84 (35.59%) Oracle
4 51 (21.61%) Citrix
5 21 (8.90%) Cisco
6 7 (2.97%) SAP
6 7 (2.97%) VMware
7 6 (2.54%) McAfee
8 4 (1.69%) Ektron
9 3 (1.27%) IBM
9 3 (1.27%) Ericsson
10 2 (0.85%) Veritas
11 1 (0.42%) webMethods
11 1 (0.42%) Informatica
11 1 (0.42%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.42%) Nokia
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