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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 167 166 205
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +39
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 93 73 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 0.86% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 3.76% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 27
Average daily rate
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£350 £278 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.12% -13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £168 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £363 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+9.16% +25.00%
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
2696 1944 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.81% 22.97% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1014 931
Average daily rate £375 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 104 164
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -21.39%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +34 62 £341 +21.87% 6
Buckinghamshire +1 18 £350 +26.12% 3
Surrey -6 5 £295 -18.62% 5
Oxfordshire - 4 £296 -
Berkshire -25 2 £350 +108.95% 4
Kent -3 1 £375 +7.14% 1
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 4
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 195 (67.47%) HP
2 178 (61.59%) Security Cleared
3 167 (57.79%) SC Cleared
4 151 (52.25%) Oracle
5 130 (44.98%) Microsoft
6 124 (42.91%) .NET
7 122 (42.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 121 (41.87%) HTML
8 121 (41.87%) JavaScript
8 121 (41.87%) JSP
9 118 (40.83%) ASP.NET
10 94 (32.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 87 (30.10%) UNIX
12 86 (29.76%) HP Quality Center
13 85 (29.41%) ISEB
13 85 (29.41%) Test Scripting
14 82 (28.37%) Knowledge Management
15 81 (28.03%) C#
16 80 (27.68%) VB
17 76 (26.30%) QuickTest Pro
18 71 (24.57%) Oracle EBS
19 70 (24.22%) DV Cleared
20 68 (23.53%) QA
21 63 (21.80%) Project Management
22 56 (19.38%) CRM
22 56 (19.38%) Software Testing
23 54 (18.69%) Test Automation
24 51 (17.65%) TCP/IP
24 51 (17.65%) SAN
25 50 (17.30%) MS Excel

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 3 (1.04%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.04%) WebLogic
2 2 (0.69%) IIS
2 2 (0.69%) JBoss
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 50 (17.30%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.88%) MS Office
3 2 (0.69%) Mingle
3 2 (0.69%) MS Project
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 71 (24.57%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (5.54%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.69%) Magento
3 2 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.69%) Summit
4 1 (0.35%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (17.65%) TCP/IP
1 51 (17.65%) SAN
2 20 (6.92%) HTTPS
3 10 (3.46%) HTTP
4 9 (3.11%) SSL
4 9 (3.11%) Wireshark
5 8 (2.77%) DNS
6 3 (1.04%) DAB
7 2 (0.69%) 4G
7 2 (0.69%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.69%) LTE
7 2 (0.69%) MGW
7 2 (0.69%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (0.69%) GGSN
7 2 (0.69%) SGSN
7 2 (0.69%) FTP
7 2 (0.69%) MPLS
7 2 (0.69%) Firewall
8 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (17.30%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.35%) MySQL
4 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 76 (26.30%) QuickTest Pro
2 28 (9.69%) LoadRunner
3 15 (5.19%) Selenium
4 12 (4.15%) JIRA
5 8 (2.77%) JUnit
6 7 (2.42%) WebDriver
7 6 (2.08%) Subversion
8 5 (1.73%) TestLink
8 5 (1.73%) TestNG
8 5 (1.73%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.38%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.04%) JMeter
10 3 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.04%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.69%) TestComplete
11 2 (0.69%) Rational Performance Tester
11 2 (0.69%) JProfiler
11 2 (0.69%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.69%) Toad
General
1 37 (12.80%) Finance
2 13 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.42%) Banking
4 5 (1.73%) Military
5 4 (1.38%) Automotive
5 4 (1.38%) Billing
6 3 (1.04%) Electronics
6 3 (1.04%) Marketing
7 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.69%) Retail
8 1 (0.35%) Publishing
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 102 (35.29%) Analyst
2 93 (32.18%) Test Analyst
3 47 (16.26%) Test Manager
4 45 (15.57%) Tester
5 43 (14.88%) Test Leader
6 26 (9.00%) Test Specialist
7 16 (5.54%) QA Tester
7 16 (5.54%) Test Engineer
8 12 (4.15%) QA Analyst
9 11 (3.81%) Performance Tester
10 10 (3.46%) Performance Manager
11 9 (3.11%) QA Engineer
11 9 (3.11%) Automation Specialist
12 8 (2.77%) Automation Analyst
12 8 (2.77%) Automation Test Analyst
12 8 (2.77%) Performance Test Manager
13 7 (2.42%) Project Manager
13 7 (2.42%) Senior Test Analyst
13 7 (2.42%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (2.42%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (42.91%) .NET
2 121 (41.87%) HTML
2 121 (41.87%) JSP
3 118 (40.83%) ASP.NET
4 10 (3.46%) OLE
5 3 (1.04%) Middleware
5 3 (1.04%) Spring
6 2 (0.69%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.69%) WCF
6 2 (0.69%) WPF
6 2 (0.69%) JDBC
6 2 (0.69%) ODBC
7 1 (0.35%) SOAP
7 1 (0.35%) Web Services
7 1 (0.35%) XML
7 1 (0.35%) WinForms
7 1 (0.35%) JPA
7 1 (0.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.04%) User Experience
3 2 (0.69%) Smart Meter
3 2 (0.69%) Open Source
3 2 (0.69%) DTV
3 2 (0.69%) NHS
3 2 (0.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.35%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.35%) EPoS
4 1 (0.35%) EFT
4 1 (0.35%) EFTPOS
4 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.35%) APACS
4 1 (0.35%) Handset
4 1 (0.35%) Statistics
4 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 87 (30.10%) UNIX
2 33 (11.42%) Windows
3 31 (10.73%) Linux
4 24 (8.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (6.92%) Windows 2000
6 19 (6.57%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.69%) Android
7 2 (0.69%) Solaris
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 82 (28.37%) Knowledge Management
3 63 (21.80%) Project Management
4 56 (19.38%) CRM
4 56 (19.38%) Software Testing
5 54 (18.69%) Test Automation
6 47 (16.26%) Functional Testing
7 30 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (10.03%) Test Strategy
9 27 (9.34%) Test Management
10 25 (8.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (8.30%) Security Testing
12 21 (7.27%) Performance Testing
13 19 (6.57%) Quality Management
14 14 (4.84%) Integration Testing
14 14 (4.84%) Manual Testing
14 14 (4.84%) Scrum
15 13 (4.50%) Automated Testing
16 12 (4.15%) Validation
16 12 (4.15%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 121 (41.87%) JavaScript
2 81 (28.03%) C#
3 80 (27.68%) VB
4 48 (16.61%) SQL
5 45 (15.57%) Java
6 23 (7.96%) VBA
7 18 (6.23%) PowerShell
8 12 (4.15%) Python
9 11 (3.81%) Perl
10 9 (3.11%) C++
10 9 (3.11%) C
11 7 (2.42%) VBScript
12 5 (1.73%) Ruby
13 3 (1.04%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.35%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 178 (61.59%) Security Cleared
2 167 (57.79%) SC Cleared
3 122 (42.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 94 (32.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 85 (29.41%) ISEB
6 70 (24.22%) DV Cleared
7 39 (13.49%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (9.34%) MCITP
9 25 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (6.57%) CCNA
11 12 (4.15%) MOS
12 8 (2.77%) MCSE
13 6 (2.08%) CCNP
14 5 (1.73%) ISEB Practitioner
15 3 (1.04%) Degree
16 2 (0.69%) MCP
16 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 1 (0.35%) PMP
17 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (23.53%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 9 (3.11%) Nmap
2 5 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 86 (29.76%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 9 (3.11%) Nessus
3 2 (0.69%) nmon
3 2 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 195 (67.47%) HP
2 151 (52.25%) Oracle
3 130 (44.98%) Microsoft
4 36 (12.46%) Citrix
5 25 (8.65%) Cisco
6 6 (2.08%) VMware
6 6 (2.08%) SAP
7 2 (0.69%) Demandware
7 2 (0.69%) hybris
7 2 (0.69%) ATG
7 2 (0.69%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.69%) McAfee
7 2 (0.69%) IBM
8 1 (0.35%) Siebel
8 1 (0.35%) Verint
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