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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / South East
Rank 179 171 144
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -27
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 64 92 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 1.06% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.93% 3.81% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 58 66
Median daily rate £363 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.20% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £246 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £515 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £177.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.77% +491.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
2181 2417 2642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.75% 27.74% 27.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1463 1301
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 122 105
Median hourly rate £27.38 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.15% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -2 20 £350 +8.61% 5
Surrey -2 11 £403 -3.01% 7
Berkshire +5 8 £352 +3.52% 2
Oxfordshire +1 8 £194 -41.72% 4
Buckinghamshire +3 7 £335 -19.27% 1
West Sussex -15 5 £390 +24.30% 2
Kent -1 3 £380 +80.95% 4
East Sussex -1 1 - - 3
Sussex - 1 £373 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 92 (69.70%) ISEB
2 72 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 62 (46.97%) SQL
4 61 (46.21%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (44.70%) Test Scripting
6 37 (28.03%) Software Testing
7 36 (27.27%) Test Management
7 36 (27.27%) HP
8 34 (25.76%) Selenium
9 33 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 30 (22.73%) Security Cleared
11 29 (21.97%) Regression Testing
12 26 (19.70%) SDLC
13 24 (18.18%) Microsoft
14 23 (17.42%) HP Quality Center
15 22 (16.67%) JIRA
16 21 (15.91%) SC Cleared
17 20 (15.15%) Test Automation
17 20 (15.15%) Unix
17 20 (15.15%) Windows
17 20 (15.15%) Functional Testing
18 19 (14.39%) Java
19 17 (12.88%) Linux
19 17 (12.88%) Telecoms
19 17 (12.88%) Finance
19 17 (12.88%) Integration Testing
20 16 (12.12%) Scrum
20 16 (12.12%) Oracle
21 15 (11.36%) QA
22 14 (10.61%) Test Strategy

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 (6.82%) Confluence
2 7 (5.30%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.27%) IIS
5 1 (0.76%) CMS
5 1 (0.76%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.03%) SaaS
2 2 (1.52%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (1.52%) Taleo
3 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.09%) 4G
1 12 (9.09%) LTE
2 11 (8.33%) Wireless
3 2 (1.52%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.52%) VLAN
3 2 (1.52%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.76%) HTTP
4 1 (0.76%) iBeacon
4 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.55%) Big Data
1 6 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.03%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (25.76%) Selenium
2 22 (16.67%) JIRA
3 10 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (6.82%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.06%) LoadRunner
5 8 (6.06%) Visual Studio
6 7 (5.30%) HP UFT
6 7 (5.30%) JMeter
6 7 (5.30%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.79%) Hudson
7 5 (3.79%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.79%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.03%) Ant
8 4 (3.03%) Gradle
8 4 (3.03%) JUnit
8 4 (3.03%) Maven
8 4 (3.03%) Robot Framework
9 3 (2.27%) jMock
10 2 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (12.88%) Finance
1 17 (12.88%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.79%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Local Government
4 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (42.42%) Analyst
2 52 (39.39%) Test Analyst
3 34 (25.76%) Tester
4 15 (11.36%) Test Manager
5 11 (8.33%) Developer
6 8 (6.06%) Test Engineer
6 8 (6.06%) Test Leader
7 7 (5.30%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 6 (4.55%) Software Tester
8 6 (4.55%) Test Automation Developer
9 5 (3.79%) Automation Tester
9 5 (3.79%) Integration Analyst
9 5 (3.79%) Integration Test Analyst
9 5 (3.79%) Test Automation Manager
10 4 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (3.03%) UAT Analyst
10 4 (3.03%) UAT Test Analyst
10 4 (3.03%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.85%) XML
2 10 (7.58%) .NET
3 9 (6.82%) Web Services
4 6 (4.55%) Ajax
4 6 (4.55%) HTML
4 6 (4.55%) REST
4 6 (4.55%) SOAP
5 5 (3.79%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.03%) Angular 2
6 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.03%) Kendo UI
6 4 (3.03%) XML Messaging
7 3 (2.27%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.27%) Java EE
7 3 (2.27%) JMS
7 3 (2.27%) RESTful
7 3 (2.27%) Spring
7 3 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.52%) JSON
8 2 (1.52%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.79%) Client/Server
2 5 (3.79%) User Experience
3 4 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.52%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.76%) CCTV
6 1 (0.76%) Clustering
6 1 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.15%) Unix
1 20 (15.15%) Windows
2 17 (12.88%) Linux
3 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.52%) Android
4 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.52%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.76%) AIX
5 1 (0.76%) Solaris
5 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (46.21%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (44.70%) Test Scripting
3 37 (28.03%) Software Testing
4 36 (27.27%) Test Management
5 33 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (21.97%) Regression Testing
7 26 (19.70%) SDLC
8 20 (15.15%) Functional Testing
8 20 (15.15%) Test Automation
9 17 (12.88%) Integration Testing
10 16 (12.12%) Scrum
11 14 (10.61%) Defect Management
11 14 (10.61%) System Integration Testing
11 14 (10.61%) Test Strategy
11 14 (10.61%) Waterfall
12 13 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (9.09%) Performance Testing
14 11 (8.33%) Smoke Testing
14 11 (8.33%) User Stories
15 9 (6.82%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 62 (46.97%) SQL
2 19 (14.39%) Java
3 13 (9.85%) C#
4 11 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.30%) Python
6 4 (3.03%) Groovy
6 4 (3.03%) VB
7 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.52%) C
7 2 (1.52%) F#
7 2 (1.52%) PHP
7 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.52%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.52%) VBScript
8 1 (0.76%) C++
8 1 (0.76%) Ruby
8 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 92 (69.70%) ISEB
2 72 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 30 (22.73%) Security Cleared
4 21 (15.91%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (3.79%) Degree
7 3 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.27%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.27%) MCITP
7 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.76%) MCSA
9 1 (0.76%) MCSE
9 1 (0.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.36%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.76%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.03%) VMware ESX
2 4 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (17.42%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.79%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.03%) Oozie
4 1 (0.76%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.76%) Netcool
4 1 (0.76%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 36 (27.27%) HP
2 24 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 16 (12.12%) Oracle
4 9 (6.82%) SAP
5 5 (3.79%) Intel Security
6 4 (3.03%) IBM
6 4 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.03%) Telerik
6 4 (3.03%) VMware
7 3 (2.27%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.27%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (2.27%) Citrix
8 2 (1.52%) Cisco
8 2 (1.52%) Saba
8 2 (1.52%) webMethods
9 1 (0.76%) Progress
9 1 (0.76%) Veritas
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