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 August 2016 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 176 139 104
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -35
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 94 142 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.07% 1.45% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.15% 5.53% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 101 63
Median daily rate £351 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £277 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+11.66% +122.22%
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
2263 2568 2377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.82% 26.23% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1393 1553 1203
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 115 102
Median hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.15 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 August 2016.

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 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -35 27 £325 -13.33% 6
Surrey -21 14 £345 -13.75% 3
West Sussex -2 13 £318 -4.51%
Buckinghamshire +12 12 £375 +17.64% 2
Berkshire +7 10 £400 +3.22% 2
Kent - 7 £371 - 2
East Sussex +10 4 £351 +1.96% 3
Oxfordshire -1 2 - - 3
Middlesex +1 1 £450 +20.00%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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.

1 125 (60.68%) ISEB
2 80 (38.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 74 (35.92%) Test Scripting
4 71 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (31.55%) Finance
6 54 (26.21%) Microsoft
7 52 (25.24%) Software Testing
7 52 (25.24%) Security Cleared
8 51 (24.76%) JIRA
9 49 (23.79%) SQL
10 48 (23.30%) Java
10 48 (23.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 46 (22.33%) HP
12 45 (21.84%) QA
13 44 (21.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 43 (20.87%) SC Cleared
15 42 (20.39%) Linux
16 41 (19.90%) Regression Testing
17 40 (19.42%) Selenium
18 39 (18.93%) Functional Testing
19 38 (18.45%) Integration Testing
20 36 (17.48%) Test Strategy
21 34 (16.50%) Defect Management
22 33 (16.02%) System Integration Testing
22 33 (16.02%) HP Quality Center
23 32 (15.53%) Waterfall
23 32 (15.53%) Unix
24 31 (15.05%) Windows
25 30 (14.56%) JavaScript
26 29 (14.08%) .NET

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 16 (7.77%) Confluence
2 13 (6.31%) IIS
3 9 (4.37%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.97%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.97%) JBoss
6 1 (0.49%) CMS
6 1 (0.49%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (14.08%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.28%) MS Office
3 4 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (5.34%) Sonata
2 5 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.46%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.46%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.49%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.46%) SaaS
3 2 (0.97%) PaaS
4 1 (0.49%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.49%) IaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Office 365
4 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.34%) VLAN
2 10 (4.85%) SAN
3 5 (2.43%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.43%) ZigBee
4 4 (1.94%) LAN
4 4 (1.94%) WAN
5 2 (0.97%) Internet
5 2 (0.97%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.97%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.49%) GPRS
6 1 (0.49%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.91%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.97%) Big Data
4 2 (0.97%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (24.76%) JIRA
2 40 (19.42%) Selenium
3 21 (10.19%) HP UFT
4 20 (9.71%) Cucumber
5 19 (9.22%) Maven
5 19 (9.22%) SoapUI
5 19 (9.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (9.22%) WebDriver
6 15 (7.28%) Jenkins
7 14 (6.80%) Hudson
7 14 (6.80%) JUnit
7 14 (6.80%) LoadRunner
8 13 (6.31%) Ant
8 13 (6.31%) Gradle
8 13 (6.31%) JMeter
8 13 (6.31%) jMock
9 8 (3.88%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.91%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.94%) TestDirector
12 3 (1.46%) LabVIEW
General
1 65 (31.55%) Finance
2 16 (7.77%) Banking
2 16 (7.77%) Retail
3 10 (4.85%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.94%) Back Office
5 3 (1.46%) Billing
6 2 (0.97%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Front Office
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (46.12%) Analyst
2 87 (42.23%) Test Analyst
3 30 (14.56%) Test Engineer
4 27 (13.11%) Tester
5 18 (8.74%) Automation Test Analyst
6 14 (6.80%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (6.80%) Senior Test Analyst
6 14 (6.80%) Test Manager
7 11 (5.34%) Developer
7 11 (5.34%) QA Engineer
7 11 (5.34%) Test Leader
8 10 (4.85%) Senior Test Engineer
9 9 (4.37%) Automation Tester
9 9 (4.37%) QA Analyst
9 9 (4.37%) QA Test Analyst
9 9 (4.37%) Test Automation Developer
10 8 (3.88%) Manual Test Analyst
10 8 (3.88%) Test Automation Engineer
10 8 (3.88%) Test Specialist
11 7 (3.40%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.08%) .NET
2 28 (13.59%) HTML
3 25 (12.14%) Web Services
4 22 (10.68%) ASP.NET
5 20 (9.71%) XML
6 18 (8.74%) Spring
7 14 (6.80%) Ajax
7 14 (6.80%) JSP
8 13 (6.31%) Hibernate
8 13 (6.31%) Java EE
8 13 (6.31%) JMS
8 13 (6.31%) REST
8 13 (6.31%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (2.91%) SOAP
10 4 (1.94%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.94%) XML Messaging
11 3 (1.46%) Middleware
12 1 (0.49%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.49%) CSS
12 1 (0.49%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.31%) Computer Science
1 13 (6.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.37%) Equities
3 8 (3.88%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.94%) AS400
4 4 (1.94%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.46%) User Experience
6 2 (0.97%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.97%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.49%) Contactless
7 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.49%) NHS
7 1 (0.49%) PKI
7 1 (0.49%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (20.39%) Linux
2 32 (15.53%) Unix
3 31 (15.05%) Windows
4 9 (4.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.94%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.97%) Android
7 2 (0.97%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (35.92%) Test Scripting
2 71 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (25.24%) Software Testing
4 48 (23.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 41 (19.90%) Regression Testing
6 39 (18.93%) Functional Testing
7 38 (18.45%) Integration Testing
8 36 (17.48%) Test Strategy
9 34 (16.50%) Defect Management
10 33 (16.02%) System Integration Testing
11 32 (15.53%) Waterfall
12 27 (13.11%) Test Management
13 25 (12.14%) Scrum
14 24 (11.65%) Test Automation
15 22 (10.68%) CRM
15 22 (10.68%) Test Planning
16 21 (10.19%) User Stories
17 20 (9.71%) BDD
17 20 (9.71%) Security Testing
17 20 (9.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 49 (23.79%) SQL
2 48 (23.30%) Java
3 30 (14.56%) JavaScript
4 25 (12.14%) C#
5 15 (7.28%) PowerShell
6 14 (6.80%) Groovy
6 14 (6.80%) VB
7 9 (4.37%) Bash Shell
7 9 (4.37%) Python
8 8 (3.88%) VBScript
9 6 (2.91%) C
10 5 (2.43%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.46%) Ruby
12 1 (0.49%) C++
12 1 (0.49%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.49%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.49%) PHP
12 1 (0.49%) Scala
12 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 125 (60.68%) ISEB
2 80 (38.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 52 (25.24%) Security Cleared
4 44 (21.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 43 (20.87%) SC Cleared
6 23 (11.17%) Degree
7 20 (9.71%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (5.34%) CCNA
9 10 (4.85%) DV Cleared
9 10 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (4.37%) MCITP
11 3 (1.46%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.97%) CCNP
13 1 (0.49%) CISSP
13 1 (0.49%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (21.84%) QA
2 4 (1.94%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.91%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (16.02%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.91%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.97%) Oozie
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.49%) SCCM
4 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (26.21%) Microsoft
2 46 (22.33%) HP
3 28 (13.59%) Oracle
4 14 (6.80%) Rally
5 13 (6.31%) Atlassian
5 13 (6.31%) SAP
6 11 (5.34%) Cisco
7 8 (3.88%) VMware
8 6 (2.91%) Intel Security
9 4 (1.94%) Remedy
10 3 (1.46%) Thunderhead
10 3 (1.46%) webMethods
11 2 (0.97%) Informatica
11 2 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.49%) Charles River
12 1 (0.49%) NetApp
12 1 (0.49%) NetSuite
12 1 (0.49%) Pega
12 1 (0.49%) SunGard
12 1 (0.49%) Telerik
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £385 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Posted: 11 days ago