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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 169 168 152
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 82 101 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 1.04% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.87% 3.87% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 75 59
Median daily rate £345 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £261 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.20% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
2117 2611 2412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.02% 26.77% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1304 1570 1223
Median daily rate £400 £395 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +7.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 115 119
Median hourly rate £34.00 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.03% +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 22 £313 -16.66% 3
Surrey +4 16 £345 -13.75% 6
Berkshire +16 14 £400 +9.21% 6
West Sussex -5 10 £425 +39.91% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 8 £375 +63.04%
East Sussex +7 6 £344 -1.15% 2
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
Kent +8 1 £225 -
Middlesex 0 1 £450 +20.00%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 110 (59.46%) ISEB
2 72 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (36.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 59 (31.89%) Test Scripting
5 53 (28.65%) Microsoft
5 53 (28.65%) Java
6 52 (28.11%) Finance
7 49 (26.49%) JIRA
8 46 (24.86%) Security Cleared
9 45 (24.32%) QA
10 43 (23.24%) Selenium
10 43 (23.24%) HP
10 43 (23.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 41 (22.16%) Functional Testing
11 41 (22.16%) SQL
11 41 (22.16%) Software Testing
12 40 (21.62%) Linux
12 40 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
13 35 (18.92%) SC Cleared
13 35 (18.92%) Regression Testing
14 31 (16.76%) .NET
15 30 (16.22%) JavaScript
16 29 (15.68%) HTML
16 29 (15.68%) Unix
17 28 (15.14%) Scrum
17 28 (15.14%) MS Excel
18 27 (14.59%) Integration Testing
18 27 (14.59%) HP Quality Center
19 26 (14.05%) Waterfall
19 26 (14.05%) C#

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 17 (9.19%) Confluence
2 16 (8.65%) IIS
3 5 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.16%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.54%) CMS
5 1 (0.54%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.54%) JBoss
5 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (15.14%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.95%) MS Office
3 4 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (5.95%) Sonata
2 5 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.62%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.54%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.08%) Office 365
2 2 (1.08%) SaaS
3 1 (0.54%) FinancialForce.com
3 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.41%) SAN
1 10 (5.41%) VLAN
2 5 (2.70%) ZigBee
3 3 (1.62%) LAN
3 3 (1.62%) WAN
4 2 (1.08%) Internet
4 2 (1.08%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.08%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.54%) 4G
5 1 (0.54%) GPRS
5 1 (0.54%) LTE
5 1 (0.54%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.16%) Big Data
2 4 (2.16%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (26.49%) JIRA
2 43 (23.24%) Selenium
3 22 (11.89%) Maven
3 22 (11.89%) WebDriver
4 20 (10.81%) HP UFT
5 19 (10.27%) Cucumber
5 19 (10.27%) SoapUI
5 19 (10.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (9.73%) Jenkins
7 17 (9.19%) Hudson
7 17 (9.19%) JUnit
8 16 (8.65%) Ant
8 16 (8.65%) Gradle
8 16 (8.65%) JMeter
8 16 (8.65%) jMock
9 14 (7.57%) LoadRunner
10 9 (4.86%) Visual Studio
11 7 (3.78%) SpecFlow
12 3 (1.62%) LabVIEW
12 3 (1.62%) NuGet
General
1 52 (28.11%) Finance
2 15 (8.11%) Banking
3 13 (7.03%) Retail
4 9 (4.86%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.16%) Back Office
6 3 (1.62%) Billing
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
7 1 (0.54%) Front Office
7 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 85 (45.95%) Analyst
2 76 (41.08%) Test Analyst
3 29 (15.68%) Test Engineer
4 24 (12.97%) Tester
5 20 (10.81%) Automation Test Analyst
6 13 (7.03%) Developer
6 13 (7.03%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (7.03%) Senior Test Analyst
7 11 (5.95%) Test Automation Developer
7 11 (5.95%) Test Leader
7 11 (5.95%) Test Manager
8 10 (5.41%) QA Engineer
9 9 (4.86%) Senior Test Engineer
10 8 (4.32%) Automation Tester
10 8 (4.32%) Business Analyst
10 8 (4.32%) QA Analyst
10 8 (4.32%) QA Test Analyst
10 8 (4.32%) Test Automation Engineer
11 7 (3.78%) Developer in Test
11 7 (3.78%) Java Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.76%) .NET
2 29 (15.68%) HTML
3 25 (13.51%) Web Services
4 23 (12.43%) ASP.NET
5 21 (11.35%) Spring
6 17 (9.19%) Ajax
6 17 (9.19%) REST
6 17 (9.19%) XML
7 16 (8.65%) Hibernate
7 16 (8.65%) Java EE
7 16 (8.65%) JMS
7 16 (8.65%) WebSphere MQ
8 14 (7.57%) JSP
9 5 (2.70%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.62%) Angular 2
10 3 (1.62%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.62%) Middleware
10 3 (1.62%) SOAP
11 1 (0.54%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.54%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.65%) Computer Science
1 16 (8.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.86%) Equities
4 7 (3.78%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.62%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.62%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.62%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.62%) User Experience
6 2 (1.08%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.54%) AS400
7 1 (0.54%) Clustering
7 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.54%) PKI
7 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.62%) Linux
2 29 (15.68%) Unix
3 25 (13.51%) Windows
4 4 (2.16%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.62%) Android
5 3 (1.62%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.62%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.54%) AIX
7 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (31.89%) Test Scripting
3 41 (22.16%) Functional Testing
3 41 (22.16%) Software Testing
4 40 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 35 (18.92%) Regression Testing
6 28 (15.14%) Scrum
7 27 (14.59%) Integration Testing
8 26 (14.05%) Waterfall
9 25 (13.51%) Defect Management
9 25 (13.51%) System Integration Testing
9 25 (13.51%) Test Automation
9 25 (13.51%) Test Strategy
9 25 (13.51%) User Stories
10 21 (11.35%) BDD
10 21 (11.35%) TDD
10 21 (11.35%) Test Management
11 20 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (10.81%) CRM
12 19 (10.27%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 53 (28.65%) Java
2 41 (22.16%) SQL
3 30 (16.22%) JavaScript
4 26 (14.05%) C#
5 17 (9.19%) Groovy
6 15 (8.11%) PowerShell
7 14 (7.57%) VB
8 10 (5.41%) VBScript
9 8 (4.32%) Bash Shell
9 8 (4.32%) Python
10 6 (3.24%) C
11 5 (2.70%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.54%) C++
12 1 (0.54%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.54%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.54%) PHP
12 1 (0.54%) Ruby
12 1 (0.54%) Scala
12 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 110 (59.46%) ISEB
2 68 (36.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 46 (24.86%) Security Cleared
4 43 (23.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 35 (18.92%) SC Cleared
6 23 (12.43%) Degree
7 20 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (5.95%) CCNA
9 11 (5.95%) MCITP
10 9 (4.86%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.08%) MCTS
13 1 (0.54%) CCNP
13 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.54%) MCSA
13 1 (0.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (24.32%) QA
2 4 (2.16%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.08%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (14.59%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.16%) Oozie
3 3 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.54%) Netcool
4 1 (0.54%) SCCM
4 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (28.65%) Microsoft
2 43 (23.24%) HP
3 23 (12.43%) Oracle
4 16 (8.65%) Atlassian
4 16 (8.65%) Rally
5 11 (5.95%) Cisco
6 7 (3.78%) SAP
7 4 (2.16%) Remedy
7 4 (2.16%) VMware
8 3 (1.62%) Intel Security
8 3 (1.62%) Thunderhead
8 3 (1.62%) webMethods
9 2 (1.08%) Informatica
9 2 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.54%) Charles River
10 1 (0.54%) Citrix
10 1 (0.54%) NetApp
10 1 (0.54%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.54%) SunGard
10 1 (0.54%) Veritas
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