The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 76 164 199
Rank change year-on-year
+88 +35
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 204 75 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.26% 0.89% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.58% 3.57% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 44 20
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2379 2101 2173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.31% 24.92% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 1080 956
Average daily rate £355 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 116 146
Average hourly rate £17.07 £20.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.73% -24.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.33 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
ISTQB
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 +53 162 £360 -15.29% 7
Buckinghamshire +1 14 £250 -9.90% 4
Berkshire -10 9 £325 +6.55% 5
Surrey +2 7 £381 - 6
East Sussex - 3 £413 - 2
West Sussex -4 2 £290 -25.16%
Oxfordshire -7 2 £313 -16.66%
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Kent - 2 £318 - 1
Middlesex - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 209 (65.11%) HP
2 190 (59.19%) Security Cleared
3 177 (55.14%) SC Cleared
4 159 (49.53%) Oracle
5 136 (42.37%) .NET
6 135 (42.06%) JavaScript
7 134 (41.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 132 (41.12%) HTML
9 131 (40.81%) Microsoft
10 128 (39.88%) JSP
11 127 (39.56%) ASP.NET
12 106 (33.02%) ISEB
13 104 (32.40%) C#
14 103 (32.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 99 (30.84%) VB
16 96 (29.91%) HP Quality Center
17 95 (29.60%) QuickTest Pro
18 92 (28.66%) UNIX
19 85 (26.48%) QA
20 82 (25.55%) Test Scripting
21 79 (24.61%) Knowledge Management
22 77 (23.99%) Software Testing
23 70 (21.81%) DV Cleared
24 69 (21.50%) CRM
25 67 (20.87%) Oracle EBS
26 63 (19.63%) SQL
26 63 (19.63%) Test Automation
27 56 (17.45%) TCP/IP
27 56 (17.45%) Windows
28 49 (15.26%) Oracle Reports

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 9 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.25%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.25%) CMS
2 4 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (0.93%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.62%) IIS
4 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 48 (14.95%) MS Excel
2 20 (6.23%) MS Office
3 5 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.62%) Mingle
5 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 67 (20.87%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (5.92%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.62%) Magento
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.31%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (17.45%) TCP/IP
2 44 (13.71%) SAN
3 37 (11.53%) HTTPS
4 23 (7.17%) HTTP
5 18 (5.61%) DNS
6 17 (5.30%) SSL
7 16 (4.98%) Wireshark
8 7 (2.18%) VoIP
9 3 (0.93%) FTP
10 2 (0.62%) SIGTRAN
10 2 (0.62%) GGSN
10 2 (0.62%) SGSN
10 2 (0.62%) Firewall
10 2 (0.62%) MPLS
10 2 (0.62%) MGW
11 1 (0.31%) 4G
11 1 (0.31%) Radio Access Network
11 1 (0.31%) DVB
11 1 (0.31%) ZigBee
11 1 (0.31%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (15.26%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (3.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.93%) MySQL
3 3 (0.93%) RDBMS
3 3 (0.93%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.62%) SQL Navigator
4 2 (0.62%) DB2
5 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 95 (29.60%) QuickTest Pro
2 39 (12.15%) LoadRunner
3 19 (5.92%) Selenium
4 8 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (2.49%) WebDriver
5 6 (1.87%) JIRA
6 5 (1.56%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.56%) Bugzilla
6 5 (1.56%) JUnit
6 5 (1.56%) Toad
6 5 (1.56%) TestNG
7 4 (1.25%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.93%) WinRunner
8 3 (0.93%) Introscope
8 3 (0.93%) JProfiler
8 3 (0.93%) Rational Performance Tester
8 3 (0.93%) Ranorex
9 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.62%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.62%) TestComplete
General
1 44 (13.71%) Finance
2 11 (3.43%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.49%) Banking
4 5 (1.56%) Military
4 5 (1.56%) Automotive
5 3 (0.93%) Electronics
5 3 (0.93%) Publishing
5 3 (0.93%) Games
5 3 (0.93%) Marketing
5 3 (0.93%) Retail
5 3 (0.93%) Billing
6 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 103 (32.09%) Analyst
2 93 (28.97%) Test Analyst
3 61 (19.00%) Test Manager
4 56 (17.45%) Tester
5 41 (12.77%) Test Leader
6 29 (9.03%) Test Specialist
7 27 (8.41%) Test Engineer
8 18 (5.61%) QA Tester
8 18 (5.61%) Performance Tester
9 12 (3.74%) Performance Manager
10 11 (3.43%) QA Analyst
11 10 (3.12%) Performance Test Manager
12 9 (2.80%) QA Engineer
12 9 (2.80%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (2.49%) Project Manager
13 8 (2.49%) Automation Tester
13 8 (2.49%) Automation Specialist
14 7 (2.18%) Automation Analyst
14 7 (2.18%) Senior Test Analyst
14 7 (2.18%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (42.37%) .NET
2 132 (41.12%) HTML
3 128 (39.88%) JSP
4 127 (39.56%) ASP.NET
5 11 (3.43%) OLE
6 10 (3.12%) Web Services
7 5 (1.56%) Middleware
8 4 (1.25%) XML
8 4 (1.25%) SOAP
8 4 (1.25%) CSS
9 3 (0.93%) JDBC
9 3 (0.93%) ODBC
9 3 (0.93%) WCF
9 3 (0.93%) WPF
9 3 (0.93%) JPA
9 3 (0.93%) REST
10 2 (0.62%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.31%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.49%) Management Information System
2 4 (1.25%) Open Source
3 3 (0.93%) DTV
4 2 (0.62%) Mainframe
4 2 (0.62%) NHS
4 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
4 2 (0.62%) Digital Media
4 2 (0.62%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (0.62%) AS400
5 1 (0.31%) Handset
5 1 (0.31%) Statistics
5 1 (0.31%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.31%) MPEG
5 1 (0.31%) EFT
5 1 (0.31%) EFTPOS
5 1 (0.31%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 92 (28.66%) UNIX
2 56 (17.45%) Windows
3 44 (13.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 44 (13.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (13.40%) Linux
5 40 (12.46%) Windows 2000
6 38 (11.84%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.56%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.25%) Solaris
9 2 (0.62%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (25.55%) Test Scripting
2 79 (24.61%) Knowledge Management
3 77 (23.99%) Software Testing
4 69 (21.50%) CRM
5 63 (19.63%) Test Automation
6 49 (15.26%) Test Strategy
7 42 (13.08%) Project Management
8 32 (9.97%) Test Management
9 29 (9.03%) Performance Testing
10 24 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (7.17%) Functional Testing
12 22 (6.85%) Quality Management
12 22 (6.85%) Validation
12 22 (6.85%) Scrum
13 19 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (5.92%) Workflow
13 19 (5.92%) Automated Testing
14 18 (5.61%) Security Testing
15 12 (3.74%) Document Management
16 11 (3.43%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 135 (42.06%) JavaScript
2 104 (32.40%) C#
3 99 (30.84%) VB
4 63 (19.63%) SQL
5 49 (15.26%) Java
6 25 (7.79%) VBA
7 19 (5.92%) PowerShell
8 14 (4.36%) VBScript
9 10 (3.12%) C++
9 10 (3.12%) Python
10 8 (2.49%) Perl
11 6 (1.87%) Ruby
12 4 (1.25%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.93%) C
14 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.62%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.31%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 190 (59.19%) Security Cleared
2 177 (55.14%) SC Cleared
3 134 (41.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 106 (33.02%) ISEB
5 103 (32.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 70 (21.81%) DV Cleared
7 40 (12.46%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (9.03%) MCITP
9 24 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (6.23%) CCNA
11 16 (4.98%) MOS
12 9 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (2.49%) Degree
14 7 (2.18%) PMP
14 7 (2.18%) PMI Certification
15 6 (1.87%) MCSE
16 5 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
17 4 (1.25%) CCNP
18 3 (0.93%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (26.48%) QA
2 3 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (4.98%) Nmap
2 4 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.62%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 96 (29.91%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (5.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 16 (4.98%) Nessus
4 3 (0.93%) nmon
5 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 209 (65.11%) HP
2 159 (49.53%) Oracle
3 131 (40.81%) Microsoft
4 24 (7.48%) Cisco
5 23 (7.17%) Citrix
6 7 (2.18%) VMware
7 5 (1.56%) SAP
8 4 (1.25%) Ektron
9 2 (0.62%) hybris
9 2 (0.62%) Demandware
9 2 (0.62%) IBM
9 2 (0.62%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.62%) Remedy
9 2 (0.62%) McAfee
9 2 (0.62%) ATG
10 1 (0.31%) Siebel
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