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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 160 155 130
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 125 114 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.30% 1.15% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.67% 4.35% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 69 55
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £332 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £170.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +120.96%
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
2679 2619 2508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.78% 26.37% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1630 1422 1238
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 124 117
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.12 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% +39.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.30 £45.00 £50.00
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 the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -1 38 £409 +8.50% 8
Surrey -20 18 £375 -6.25% 8
Buckinghamshire +18 16 £335 -4.28% 2
Kent -5 16 £210 -27.58%
West Sussex -12 14 £338 -
East Sussex +11 10 £350 -6.66% 3
Berkshire -9 9 £320 +23.07% 5
Oxfordshire +10 4 £333 +17.69% 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 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 South East region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 130 (65.00%) ISEB
2 93 (46.50%) Test Scripting
3 75 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 70 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (33.00%) SQL
6 63 (31.50%) Finance
7 61 (30.50%) Software Testing
8 56 (28.00%) Security Cleared
9 49 (24.50%) HP
10 47 (23.50%) SC Cleared
10 47 (23.50%) Test Management
10 47 (23.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 44 (22.00%) JIRA
12 43 (21.50%) Linux
12 43 (21.50%) Test Strategy
13 42 (21.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 41 (20.50%) Integration Testing
15 40 (20.00%) Unix
15 40 (20.00%) Microsoft
16 39 (19.50%) Windows
17 37 (18.50%) Regression Testing
17 37 (18.50%) Selenium
18 35 (17.50%) Java
19 33 (16.50%) HP Quality Center
20 32 (16.00%) Functional Testing
20 32 (16.00%) Waterfall
20 32 (16.00%) Defect Management
20 32 (16.00%) QA
21 31 (15.50%) System Integration Testing
22 30 (15.00%) JavaScript

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 16 (8.00%) Confluence
2 15 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.50%) JBoss
4 8 (4.00%) IIS
5 3 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.50%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.50%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 26 (13.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (5.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.00%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.50%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.00%) SaaS
2 3 (1.50%) IaaS
2 3 (1.50%) PaaS
3 1 (0.50%) FinancialForce.com
3 1 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.00%) VLAN
2 9 (4.50%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.00%) WAN
4 5 (2.50%) SAN
5 4 (2.00%) LAN
5 4 (2.00%) PuTTY
5 4 (2.00%) ZigBee
6 3 (1.50%) FTP
7 2 (1.00%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.00%) Value-Added Service
8 1 (0.50%) Broadband
8 1 (0.50%) GPRS
8 1 (0.50%) HTTP
8 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.50%) Network Security
8 1 (0.50%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.50%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.00%) Apache Accumulo
2 4 (2.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 44 (22.00%) JIRA
2 37 (18.50%) Selenium
3 26 (13.00%) SoapUI
4 23 (11.50%) Cucumber
5 18 (9.00%) WebDriver
6 17 (8.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (7.50%) HP UFT
8 11 (5.50%) Maven
9 10 (5.00%) JMeter
10 9 (4.50%) LoadRunner
11 8 (4.00%) Ant
11 8 (4.00%) Gradle
11 8 (4.00%) Hudson
11 8 (4.00%) Jenkins
11 8 (4.00%) jMock
11 8 (4.00%) JUnit
12 7 (3.50%) Gatling
13 4 (2.00%) Git (software)
13 4 (2.00%) TestComplete
13 4 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (31.50%) Finance
2 14 (7.00%) Retail
2 14 (7.00%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.50%) Banking
4 3 (1.50%) Billing
4 3 (1.50%) Electronics
5 2 (1.00%) Automotive
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (48.50%) Analyst
2 91 (45.50%) Test Analyst
3 28 (14.00%) Tester
4 24 (12.00%) Test Engineer
4 24 (12.00%) Test Manager
5 13 (6.50%) Automation Test Analyst
5 13 (6.50%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (6.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 11 (5.50%) QA Engineer
7 10 (5.00%) AS400 Test Analyst
7 10 (5.00%) Automation Tester
8 9 (4.50%) Developer
8 9 (4.50%) Manual Test Analyst
8 9 (4.50%) Test Leader
9 8 (4.00%) Test Automation Developer
9 8 (4.00%) Test Specialist
10 7 (3.50%) QA Analyst
10 7 (3.50%) Smart Metering Engineer
11 6 (3.00%) Analyst Developer
11 6 (3.00%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.50%) XML
2 25 (12.50%) Web Services
3 22 (11.00%) HTML
4 20 (10.00%) .NET
5 17 (8.50%) ASP.NET
6 15 (7.50%) SOAP
7 11 (5.50%) Spring
7 11 (5.50%) XML Messaging
8 9 (4.50%) Java EE
8 9 (4.50%) REST
9 8 (4.00%) Ajax
9 8 (4.00%) Hibernate
9 8 (4.00%) JMS
9 8 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (3.50%) JSP
11 5 (2.50%) Middleware
12 4 (2.00%) Swing
13 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.50%) Gherkin
13 1 (0.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.00%) Smart Meter
2 10 (5.00%) AS400
2 10 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.00%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.00%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.00%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.00%) PKI
8 1 (0.50%) Contactless
8 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.50%) EPoS
8 1 (0.50%) iPad
8 1 (0.50%) NHS
8 1 (0.50%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.50%) Statistics
8 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (21.50%) Linux
2 40 (20.00%) Unix
3 39 (19.50%) Windows
4 9 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.50%) Solaris
6 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.50%) Android
7 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (46.50%) Test Scripting
2 70 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (30.50%) Software Testing
4 47 (23.50%) Test Management
4 47 (23.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 43 (21.50%) Test Strategy
6 41 (20.50%) Integration Testing
7 37 (18.50%) Regression Testing
8 32 (16.00%) Defect Management
8 32 (16.00%) Functional Testing
8 32 (16.00%) Waterfall
9 31 (15.50%) System Integration Testing
10 28 (14.00%) Security Testing
10 28 (14.00%) Test Automation
11 27 (13.50%) CRM
12 22 (11.00%) System Testing
13 19 (9.50%) Scrum
13 19 (9.50%) SDLC
14 18 (9.00%) BDD
14 18 (9.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 66 (33.00%) SQL
2 35 (17.50%) Java
3 30 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 23 (11.50%) C#
5 12 (6.00%) PowerShell
6 11 (5.50%) VB
7 9 (4.50%) Groovy
7 9 (4.50%) VBScript
8 5 (2.50%) Scala
9 4 (2.00%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.00%) C++
9 4 (2.00%) Python
9 4 (2.00%) Ruby
9 4 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.50%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.00%) C
11 2 (1.00%) Perl
12 1 (0.50%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 130 (65.00%) ISEB
2 75 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 56 (28.00%) Security Cleared
4 47 (23.50%) SC Cleared
5 42 (21.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 17 (8.50%) Degree
7 16 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (5.50%) MCITP
8 11 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (4.50%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (4.00%) DV Cleared
11 5 (2.50%) CCNA
12 3 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (1.00%) CCNP
14 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.50%) CISSP
14 1 (0.50%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.00%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.50%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (4.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.00%) VMware ESX
2 6 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (16.50%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.50%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (1.50%) nmon
4 2 (1.00%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.50%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.50%) SCCM
5 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (24.50%) HP
2 40 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 29 (14.50%) Oracle
4 14 (7.00%) Cisco
5 10 (5.00%) SAP
6 8 (4.00%) Rally
6 8 (4.00%) VMware
7 7 (3.50%) Atlassian
8 6 (3.00%) Intel Security
8 6 (3.00%) Remedy
9 4 (2.00%) Guidewire
10 3 (1.50%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (1.00%) Arqiva
11 2 (1.00%) BMC
11 2 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.50%) AppDynamics
12 1 (0.50%) CA
12 1 (0.50%) Dynatrace
12 1 (0.50%) Huawei
12 1 (0.50%) Pega
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