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 27 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 130 110 159
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +49
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 145 151 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.49% 1.63% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.68% 6.46% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 63 52
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £252 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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
2553 2339 2131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.28% 25.22% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 1198 1098
Average daily rate £375 £365 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 101 114
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.00
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 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -22 67 £375 -0.53% 7
Surrey +24 33 £400 +6.66% 4
Buckinghamshire -7 14 £319 +27.50% 1
West Sussex -2 13 £333 +14.65% 1
Berkshire +13 12 £375 +7.14% 7
East Sussex 0 3 £344 -16.66% 2
Oxfordshire -17 2 £300 - 2
Middlesex - 2 £375 -
Kent +3 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 118 (50.21%) Security Cleared
2 114 (48.51%) HP
3 108 (45.96%) SC Cleared
4 107 (45.53%) ISEB
5 103 (43.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 101 (42.98%) Test Scripting
7 69 (29.36%) UNIX
8 67 (28.51%) HP Quality Center
9 64 (27.23%) Microsoft
10 63 (26.81%) Test Management
10 63 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
11 62 (26.38%) SQL
12 58 (24.68%) XML
13 53 (22.55%) Oracle
14 50 (21.28%) Software Testing
15 47 (20.00%) HTML
16 46 (19.57%) JavaScript
17 45 (19.15%) Use Case
18 42 (17.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 41 (17.45%) .NET
20 40 (17.02%) JSP
20 40 (17.02%) Security Testing
21 39 (16.60%) ASP.NET
22 38 (16.17%) Knowledge Management
23 37 (15.74%) SoapUI
24 36 (15.32%) Test Planning
24 36 (15.32%) MS Excel
24 36 (15.32%) Telecoms
25 34 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
26 33 (14.04%) Test Automation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.70%) Documentum
3 3 (1.28%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.28%) Confluence
4 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 36 (15.32%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.96%) MS Office
3 2 (0.85%) MS Project
4 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (7.23%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.43%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.43%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 31 (13.19%) TCP/IP
2 22 (9.36%) SAN
3 8 (3.40%) DAB
4 2 (0.85%) LTE
4 2 (0.85%) 4G
4 2 (0.85%) 3G
4 2 (0.85%) IPv4
4 2 (0.85%) ATM
4 2 (0.85%) GSM
4 2 (0.85%) UMTS
4 2 (0.85%) SNMP
5 1 (0.43%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.43%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.09%) Oracle Database
2 15 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.70%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.70%) DB2
4 3 (1.28%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (0.85%) VoltDB
6 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (15.74%) SoapUI
2 26 (11.06%) JIRA
3 25 (10.64%) Selenium
4 15 (6.38%) JMeter
5 13 (5.53%) HP UFT
6 10 (4.26%) WebDriver
7 9 (3.83%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.98%) Subversion
8 7 (2.98%) JUnit
9 5 (2.13%) LoadRunner
9 5 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.70%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.70%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (1.28%) JBehave
12 2 (0.85%) Toad
12 2 (0.85%) NeoLoad
12 2 (0.85%) Maven
12 2 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.85%) TestNG
General
1 36 (15.32%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.81%) Finance
3 8 (3.40%) Retail
4 7 (2.98%) Billing
5 4 (1.70%) Legal
6 3 (1.28%) Banking
7 2 (0.85%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 97 (41.28%) Analyst
1 97 (41.28%) Test Analyst
2 47 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 32 (13.62%) Test Leader
4 26 (11.06%) Test Specialist
5 22 (9.36%) Tester
6 11 (4.68%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (4.68%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (3.83%) Automation Tester
7 9 (3.83%) Automation Analyst
7 9 (3.83%) Automation Test Analyst
8 8 (3.40%) Test Architect
8 8 (3.40%) Architect
9 7 (2.98%) Programme Manager
9 7 (2.98%) Programme Test Manager
9 7 (2.98%) Lead Test Analyst
9 7 (2.98%) Agile Test Analyst
10 4 (1.70%) Lead Tester
10 4 (1.70%) Technical Specialist
10 4 (1.70%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (24.68%) XML
2 47 (20.00%) HTML
3 41 (17.45%) .NET
4 40 (17.02%) JSP
5 39 (16.60%) ASP.NET
6 32 (13.62%) SOAP
7 26 (11.06%) XML Messaging
8 7 (2.98%) Spring
9 6 (2.55%) Web Services
10 4 (1.70%) Gherkin
11 3 (1.28%) RESTful
11 3 (1.28%) Flash
11 3 (1.28%) CSS
11 3 (1.28%) J2EE
12 1 (0.43%) CGI
12 1 (0.43%) REST
12 1 (0.43%) JSF
12 1 (0.43%) JSON
12 1 (0.43%) jQuery
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.09%) Smart Meter
2 12 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.28%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.28%) EPoS
4 2 (0.85%) EFT
4 2 (0.85%) EFTPOS
4 2 (0.85%) NHS
4 2 (0.85%) W3C
4 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
4 2 (0.85%) Smartcard
4 2 (0.85%) Handset
4 2 (0.85%) APACS
4 2 (0.85%) CMDB
4 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.43%) PKI
5 1 (0.43%) CCTV
5 1 (0.43%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.43%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 69 (29.36%) UNIX
2 21 (8.94%) Linux
3 14 (5.96%) Windows
4 7 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.85%) AIX
6 1 (0.43%) Solaris
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (42.98%) Test Scripting
2 63 (26.81%) Test Management
2 63 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (21.28%) Software Testing
4 45 (19.15%) Use Case
5 40 (17.02%) Security Testing
6 38 (16.17%) Knowledge Management
7 36 (15.32%) Test Planning
8 34 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 33 (14.04%) Test Automation
10 26 (11.06%) Project Management
11 25 (10.64%) Waterfall
12 24 (10.21%) System Testing
13 23 (9.79%) Test Strategy
13 23 (9.79%) Integration Testing
13 23 (9.79%) Mentoring
14 21 (8.94%) Validation
15 19 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (8.09%) Incident Management
15 19 (8.09%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (26.38%) SQL
2 46 (19.57%) JavaScript
3 28 (11.91%) Java
4 24 (10.21%) PL/SQL
5 23 (9.79%) Shell Script
6 20 (8.51%) PowerShell
6 20 (8.51%) Perl
7 13 (5.53%) C#
8 5 (2.13%) VB
8 5 (2.13%) VBA
9 2 (0.85%) Python
9 2 (0.85%) VBScript
9 2 (0.85%) C
10 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 118 (50.21%) Security Cleared
2 108 (45.96%) SC Cleared
3 107 (45.53%) ISEB
4 103 (43.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 42 (17.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 23 (9.79%) DV Cleared
7 20 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (8.09%) MCITP
9 10 (4.26%) Degree
10 3 (1.28%) CCNA
10 3 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.43%) MCTS
11 1 (0.43%) MCSE
11 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.36%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) ISO 8583
2 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (2.98%) VMware ESX
1 7 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 67 (28.51%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.55%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.85%) Netcool
Vendors
1 114 (48.51%) HP
2 64 (27.23%) Microsoft
3 53 (22.55%) Oracle
4 22 (9.36%) Citrix
5 18 (7.66%) Cisco
6 8 (3.40%) SAP
7 7 (2.98%) Remedy
7 7 (2.98%) VMware
8 6 (2.55%) McAfee
9 4 (1.70%) BMC
10 3 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.85%) webMethods
11 2 (0.85%) Capita
11 2 (0.85%) Splunk
11 2 (0.85%) Talend
11 2 (0.85%) Siebel
12 1 (0.43%) Cognos
12 1 (0.43%) Ericsson
12 1 (0.43%) Nokia
12 1 (0.43%) Ab Initio
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