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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / South East
Rank 184 177 148
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -29
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 50 80 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.68% 0.95% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.51% 3.42% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 47
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £236 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £496 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.27% -3.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +133.54%

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
1991 2336 2555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.21% 27.88% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1199 1385 1236
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 125 121
Median hourly rate £23.19 £42.75 £18.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.75% +134.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £60.06 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +4 19 £305 +1.66% 5
Oxfordshire +5 9 £200 -45.20% 5
Surrey +8 7 £403 -5.29% 7
Berkshire +1 6 £375 +7.91% 2
West Sussex +4 5 £370 +17.41% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 3 £345 +62.35% 2
Sussex - 1 £373 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 89 (68.46%) ISEB
2 73 (56.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 60 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (40.77%) Test Scripting
5 46 (35.38%) SQL
6 42 (32.31%) Software Testing
7 37 (28.46%) Selenium
8 34 (26.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 30 (23.08%) Test Management
9 30 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
10 28 (21.54%) Regression Testing
10 28 (21.54%) HP
11 26 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 25 (19.23%) Java
12 25 (19.23%) Scrum
12 25 (19.23%) JIRA
13 24 (18.46%) QA
14 23 (17.69%) Security Cleared
14 23 (17.69%) SDLC
15 21 (16.15%) Linux
16 19 (14.62%) Test Strategy
17 18 (13.85%) XML
17 18 (13.85%) Unix
17 18 (13.85%) Windows
17 18 (13.85%) Test Automation
18 17 (13.08%) Integration Testing
18 17 (13.08%) Telecoms
18 17 (13.08%) Finance
19 16 (12.31%) SC Cleared
19 16 (12.31%) Functional Testing

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 9 (6.92%) Confluence
2 6 (4.62%) Apache Spark
2 6 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.62%) IIS
3 4 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.54%) CMS
5 2 (1.54%) JBoss
6 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (8.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Sonata
2 3 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.54%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.77%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.54%) SaaS
3 1 (0.77%) Office 365
3 1 (0.77%) PaaS
3 1 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.77%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.23%) 4G
1 12 (9.23%) LTE
2 11 (8.46%) Wireless
3 3 (2.31%) VLAN
4 1 (0.77%) HTTP
4 1 (0.77%) Internet
4 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) Big Data
1 6 (4.62%) Hadoop
1 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (28.46%) Selenium
2 25 (19.23%) JIRA
3 12 (9.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (9.23%) Visual Studio
4 11 (8.46%) Cucumber
5 10 (7.69%) WebDriver
6 9 (6.92%) Jenkins
6 9 (6.92%) SoapUI
7 8 (6.15%) Hudson
7 8 (6.15%) JMeter
7 8 (6.15%) JUnit
7 8 (6.15%) Maven
7 8 (6.15%) SpecFlow
8 7 (5.38%) Ant
8 7 (5.38%) Gradle
9 6 (4.62%) jMock
10 5 (3.85%) LoadRunner
11 3 (2.31%) Robot Framework
12 2 (1.54%) Capybara
12 2 (1.54%) TestLink
General
1 17 (13.08%) Finance
1 17 (13.08%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.31%) Banking
2 3 (2.31%) Retail
3 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.77%) Billing
Job Titles
1 58 (44.62%) Analyst
2 51 (39.23%) Test Analyst
3 35 (26.92%) Tester
4 11 (8.46%) Developer
4 11 (8.46%) Test Engineer
4 11 (8.46%) Test Manager
5 9 (6.92%) Automation Tester
6 8 (6.15%) Test Automation Developer
7 7 (5.38%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (4.62%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.62%) Test Automation Manager
8 6 (4.62%) Test Leader
9 5 (3.85%) SAP Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) SAP Test Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) UAT Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) UAT Test Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Agile Test Manager
10 4 (3.08%) Digital Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.85%) XML
2 12 (9.23%) .NET
2 12 (9.23%) Web Services
3 7 (5.38%) Ajax
3 7 (5.38%) REST
4 6 (4.62%) Hibernate
4 6 (4.62%) Java EE
4 6 (4.62%) JMS
4 6 (4.62%) SOAP
4 6 (4.62%) Spring
4 6 (4.62%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.85%) Angular 2
5 5 (3.85%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.85%) HTML
6 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.31%) RESTful
7 3 (2.31%) XML Messaging
8 2 (1.54%) Middleware
9 1 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.38%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (3.08%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.08%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.31%) Equities
5 2 (1.54%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.54%) User Experience
6 1 (0.77%) Clustering
6 1 (0.77%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.77%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.15%) Linux
2 18 (13.85%) Unix
2 18 (13.85%) Windows
3 5 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.08%) Android
4 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.54%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.54%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.77%) AIX
7 1 (0.77%) Solaris
7 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (40.77%) Test Scripting
3 42 (32.31%) Software Testing
4 34 (26.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (23.08%) Test Management
6 28 (21.54%) Regression Testing
7 25 (19.23%) Scrum
8 23 (17.69%) SDLC
9 19 (14.62%) Test Strategy
10 18 (13.85%) Test Automation
11 17 (13.08%) Integration Testing
12 16 (12.31%) Functional Testing
13 15 (11.54%) System Integration Testing
14 14 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (10.77%) User Stories
15 13 (10.00%) Defect Management
16 12 (9.23%) BDD
16 12 (9.23%) Waterfall
17 11 (8.46%) TDD
18 9 (6.92%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (35.38%) SQL
2 25 (19.23%) Java
3 15 (11.54%) C#
4 9 (6.92%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.38%) Groovy
5 7 (5.38%) Python
6 4 (3.08%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.54%) VB
7 2 (1.54%) VBScript
8 1 (0.77%) C++
8 1 (0.77%) PHP
8 1 (0.77%) Ruby
8 1 (0.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 89 (68.46%) ISEB
2 73 (56.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (17.69%) Security Cleared
4 16 (12.31%) SC Cleared
5 9 (6.92%) Degree
5 9 (6.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.31%) MCITP
8 2 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.54%) MCTS
9 1 (0.77%) MCSA
9 1 (0.77%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (18.46%) QA
2 2 (1.54%) SDET
3 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.31%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.62%) Oozie
3 4 (3.08%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.77%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.77%) Netcool
4 1 (0.77%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 28 (21.54%) HP
2 26 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.54%) Oracle
4 8 (6.15%) SAP
5 6 (4.62%) Atlassian
5 6 (4.62%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (3.08%) Intel Security
6 4 (3.08%) webMethods
7 3 (2.31%) IBM
7 3 (2.31%) Thunderhead
7 3 (2.31%) VMware
8 2 (1.54%) Cisco
9 1 (0.77%) Citrix
9 1 (0.77%) Informatica
9 1 (0.77%) Progress
9 1 (0.77%) Saba
9 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.77%) Telerik
9 1 (0.77%) Veritas
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