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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 182 191 162
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -29
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 64 77 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 0.81% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.30% 2.96% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 49 43
Median daily rate £275 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £224 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £27.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
1940 2602 2907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.40% 27.34% 29.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1201 1528 1446
Median daily rate £400 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £531 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 142 139
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.90 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +91.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.84 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +15 19 £300 -19.19% 3
Oxfordshire +14 19 £200 -61.90% 4
Berkshire +16 16 £350 +17.64% 1
Surrey +1 4 £345 -12.93% 3
West Sussex +14 3 £343 +8.73% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 1 £345 +44.50% 1
East Sussex +1 1 £344 -1.85% 2
Sussex - 1 £373 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 89 (57.42%) ISEB
2 81 (52.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 66 (42.58%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (37.42%) Test Scripting
5 47 (30.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 44 (28.39%) Software Testing
7 43 (27.74%) SQL
8 37 (23.87%) Microsoft
9 34 (21.94%) Selenium
10 31 (20.00%) JIRA
10 31 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
11 30 (19.35%) HP
12 29 (18.71%) Java
12 29 (18.71%) Regression Testing
12 29 (18.71%) Scrum
12 29 (18.71%) QA
13 28 (18.06%) Test Management
13 28 (18.06%) Security Cleared
13 28 (18.06%) Finance
14 26 (16.77%) SDLC
15 23 (14.84%) Linux
16 20 (12.90%) Integration Testing
17 19 (12.26%) Defect Management
17 19 (12.26%) Test Strategy
17 19 (12.26%) Functional Testing
18 18 (11.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 18 (11.61%) SC Cleared
18 18 (11.61%) Oracle
19 17 (10.97%) Windows
19 17 (10.97%) Test Automation

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 10 (6.45%) Confluence
2 6 (3.87%) IIS
3 4 (2.58%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.29%) CMS
5 1 (0.65%) JBoss
5 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.45%) MS Office
3 4 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (7.10%) Sonata
2 3 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.94%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.65%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.29%) Office 365
2 2 (1.29%) SaaS
3 1 (0.65%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
3 1 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.65%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.74%) 4G
1 12 (7.74%) LTE
2 11 (7.10%) Wireless
3 5 (3.23%) VLAN
4 3 (1.94%) SAN
5 2 (1.29%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.65%) HTTP
6 1 (0.65%) Internet
6 1 (0.65%) Skype
6 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.58%) Big Data
2 4 (2.58%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (21.94%) Selenium
2 31 (20.00%) JIRA
3 16 (10.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (8.39%) Cucumber
5 11 (7.10%) Visual Studio
5 11 (7.10%) WebDriver
6 10 (6.45%) Jenkins
7 9 (5.81%) Hudson
7 9 (5.81%) Maven
8 8 (5.16%) JUnit
8 8 (5.16%) SoapUI
9 7 (4.52%) Ant
9 7 (4.52%) Gradle
9 7 (4.52%) HP UFT
9 7 (4.52%) JMeter
9 7 (4.52%) SpecFlow
10 6 (3.87%) jMock
11 5 (3.23%) LoadRunner
12 3 (1.94%) Gatling
13 2 (1.29%) TestLink
General
1 28 (18.06%) Finance
2 14 (9.03%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.16%) Banking
4 7 (4.52%) Retail
5 3 (1.94%) Back Office
5 3 (1.94%) Billing
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (41.94%) Analyst
2 58 (37.42%) Test Analyst
3 40 (25.81%) Tester
4 17 (10.97%) Test Engineer
5 11 (7.10%) Test Manager
6 10 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 10 (6.45%) Test Leader
7 9 (5.81%) Automation Tester
7 9 (5.81%) Developer
8 7 (4.52%) UAT Analyst
8 7 (4.52%) UAT Test Analyst
9 6 (3.87%) Test Automation Developer
9 6 (3.87%) Test Automation Manager
10 5 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (3.23%) Software Test Engineer
11 4 (2.58%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.68%) .NET
1 15 (9.68%) XML
2 11 (7.10%) Web Services
3 10 (6.45%) HTML
4 8 (5.16%) ASP.NET
5 7 (4.52%) Ajax
5 7 (4.52%) REST
5 7 (4.52%) Spring
6 6 (3.87%) Hibernate
6 6 (3.87%) Java EE
6 6 (3.87%) JMS
6 6 (3.87%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (3.23%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.94%) Angular 2
8 3 (1.94%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.94%) JSP
9 2 (1.29%) RESTful
9 2 (1.29%) SOAP
10 1 (0.65%) jQuery
10 1 (0.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.81%) Equities
2 8 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.58%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.29%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.29%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.65%) Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.84%) Linux
2 17 (10.97%) Windows
3 13 (8.39%) Unix
4 5 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.58%) Android
5 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.29%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.29%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.65%) AIX
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (42.58%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (37.42%) Test Scripting
3 47 (30.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 44 (28.39%) Software Testing
5 29 (18.71%) Regression Testing
5 29 (18.71%) Scrum
6 28 (18.06%) Test Management
7 26 (16.77%) SDLC
8 20 (12.90%) Integration Testing
9 19 (12.26%) Defect Management
9 19 (12.26%) Functional Testing
9 19 (12.26%) Test Strategy
10 17 (10.97%) Test Automation
11 16 (10.32%) System Integration Testing
12 14 (9.03%) Waterfall
13 13 (8.39%) BDD
14 12 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (7.10%) TDD
16 10 (6.45%) User Stories
16 10 (6.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.74%) SQL
2 29 (18.71%) Java
3 14 (9.03%) C#
3 14 (9.03%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.45%) Python
5 9 (5.81%) Bash Shell
6 8 (5.16%) Groovy
7 7 (4.52%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.87%) C
9 5 (3.23%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.58%) VB
11 2 (1.29%) Ruby
11 2 (1.29%) VBScript
12 1 (0.65%) C++
12 1 (0.65%) Scala
12 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 89 (57.42%) ISEB
2 81 (52.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 28 (18.06%) Security Cleared
4 18 (11.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 18 (11.61%) SC Cleared
5 10 (6.45%) Degree
6 8 (5.16%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.94%) CCNA
9 3 (1.94%) MCITP
10 2 (1.29%) MCTS
11 1 (0.65%) MCSA
11 1 (0.65%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (18.71%) QA
2 4 (2.58%) SLA
3 2 (1.29%) SDET
4 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.94%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 31 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.58%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.58%) Oozie
3 1 (0.65%) Netcool
Vendors
1 37 (23.87%) Microsoft
2 30 (19.35%) HP
3 18 (11.61%) Oracle
4 7 (4.52%) SAP
5 6 (3.87%) Atlassian
5 6 (3.87%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (2.58%) Intel Security
6 4 (2.58%) Remedy
6 4 (2.58%) VMware
7 3 (1.94%) Thunderhead
8 2 (1.29%) Cisco
8 2 (1.29%) Informatica
8 2 (1.29%) webMethods
9 1 (0.65%) Citrix
9 1 (0.65%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.65%) Progress
9 1 (0.65%) Saba
9 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.65%) Telerik
9 1 (0.65%) Veritas
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