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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 131 87 164
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +77
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 135 196 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.42% 2.13% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.42% 8.27% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 82 41
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £226 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -46.00%
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
2489 2369 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.11% 25.76% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1472 1166 1066
Average daily rate £375 £351 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 81 113
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.67% -13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -45 54 £373 +3.47% 8
Surrey +27 36 £428 +12.13% 5
Berkshire +9 15 £388 +19.23% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 13 £319 +27.50% 1
West Sussex +2 11 £300 +3.44% 1
East Sussex -6 3 £344 -16.66%
Oxfordshire -21 3 £300 - 1
Middlesex - 2 £375 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 123 (49.80%) ISEB
2 114 (46.15%) HP
2 114 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 107 (43.32%) Test Scripting
4 105 (42.51%) SC Cleared
5 100 (40.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 72 (29.15%) UNIX
6 72 (29.15%) Test Management
7 70 (28.34%) HP Quality Center
8 68 (27.53%) SQL
9 60 (24.29%) Microsoft
10 57 (23.08%) XML
10 57 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 53 (21.46%) Oracle
12 47 (19.03%) Software Testing
13 43 (17.41%) JavaScript
13 43 (17.41%) HTML
14 42 (17.00%) Security Testing
14 42 (17.00%) Use Case
15 41 (16.60%) .NET
16 40 (16.19%) MS Excel
17 39 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
17 39 (15.79%) Test Planning
18 38 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 37 (14.98%) SoapUI
19 37 (14.98%) Knowledge Management
19 37 (14.98%) ASP.NET
20 36 (14.57%) JSP
21 33 (13.36%) Telecoms
21 33 (13.36%) Test Automation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.02%) Documentum
3 3 (1.21%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.21%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.81%) Confluence
4 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.40%) JBoss
Applications
1 40 (16.19%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.67%) MS Office
3 3 (1.21%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (6.88%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.40%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.40%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.34%) TCP/IP
2 16 (6.48%) SAN
3 8 (3.24%) DAB
4 3 (1.21%) 3G
4 3 (1.21%) GSM
4 3 (1.21%) UMTS
4 3 (1.21%) LTE
4 3 (1.21%) 4G
5 2 (0.81%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.81%) ATM
5 2 (0.81%) SNMP
5 2 (0.81%) IPv4
6 1 (0.40%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 13 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (2.83%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.02%) DB2
5 4 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.21%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (0.81%) VoltDB
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.40%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.40%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.40%) DataStage
8 1 (0.40%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 37 (14.98%) SoapUI
2 25 (10.12%) Selenium
3 23 (9.31%) JIRA
4 17 (6.88%) HP UFT
5 15 (6.07%) JMeter
6 11 (4.45%) WebDriver
7 10 (4.05%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.83%) Subversion
8 7 (2.83%) JUnit
9 5 (2.02%) LoadRunner
9 5 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.62%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (1.62%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.21%) Toad
11 3 (1.21%) TestNG
11 3 (1.21%) JBehave
11 3 (1.21%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.81%) NeoLoad
12 2 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 33 (13.36%) Telecoms
2 18 (7.29%) Finance
3 8 (3.24%) Retail
4 5 (2.02%) Billing
5 3 (1.21%) Banking
5 3 (1.21%) Marketing
6 2 (0.81%) Automotive
6 2 (0.81%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Military
7 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (40.49%) Analyst
1 100 (40.49%) Test Analyst
2 52 (21.05%) Test Manager
3 31 (12.55%) Test Leader
4 28 (11.34%) Test Specialist
5 26 (10.53%) Tester
6 10 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
6 10 (4.05%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (3.64%) Automation Test Analyst
7 9 (3.64%) Automation Tester
7 9 (3.64%) Automation Analyst
8 8 (3.24%) Programme Test Manager
8 8 (3.24%) Test Architect
8 8 (3.24%) Programme Manager
8 8 (3.24%) Architect
9 6 (2.43%) Agile Test Analyst
10 5 (2.02%) Consultant
11 4 (1.62%) Test Engineer
11 4 (1.62%) SAP Consultant
11 4 (1.62%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (23.08%) XML
2 43 (17.41%) HTML
3 41 (16.60%) .NET
4 37 (14.98%) ASP.NET
5 36 (14.57%) JSP
6 32 (12.96%) SOAP
7 25 (10.12%) XML Messaging
8 7 (2.83%) Spring
9 6 (2.43%) Web Services
10 4 (1.62%) Gherkin
11 3 (1.21%) RESTful
11 3 (1.21%) Flash
11 3 (1.21%) CSS
11 3 (1.21%) J2EE
12 1 (0.40%) CGI
12 1 (0.40%) REST
12 1 (0.40%) JSF
12 1 (0.40%) JSON
12 1 (0.40%) jQuery
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.26%) Smart Meter
3 4 (1.62%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.21%) Handset
5 2 (0.81%) Smartcard
5 2 (0.81%) EPoS
5 2 (0.81%) EFT
5 2 (0.81%) EFTPOS
5 2 (0.81%) NHS
5 2 (0.81%) W3C
5 2 (0.81%) Thin Client
5 2 (0.81%) APACS
5 2 (0.81%) Clustering
5 2 (0.81%) PDA
5 2 (0.81%) CMDB
5 2 (0.81%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.40%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.40%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 72 (29.15%) UNIX
2 23 (9.31%) Linux
3 19 (7.69%) Windows
4 10 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.62%) Android
6 4 (1.62%) AIX
7 3 (1.21%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.40%) Solaris
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (43.32%) Test Scripting
2 72 (29.15%) Test Management
3 57 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (19.03%) Software Testing
5 42 (17.00%) Use Case
5 42 (17.00%) Security Testing
6 39 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 39 (15.79%) Test Planning
7 37 (14.98%) Knowledge Management
8 33 (13.36%) Test Automation
9 27 (10.93%) Test Strategy
10 26 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (10.12%) System Testing
12 24 (9.72%) Integration Testing
12 24 (9.72%) Project Management
13 20 (8.10%) Validation
13 20 (8.10%) Migration
13 20 (8.10%) Waterfall
14 19 (7.69%) Incident Management
15 18 (7.29%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (27.53%) SQL
2 43 (17.41%) JavaScript
3 27 (10.93%) Java
4 24 (9.72%) PL/SQL
5 23 (9.31%) Shell Script
6 22 (8.91%) PowerShell
7 19 (7.69%) Perl
8 11 (4.45%) C#
9 4 (1.62%) VBA
10 2 (0.81%) Python
10 2 (0.81%) VBScript
10 2 (0.81%) VB
10 2 (0.81%) C
11 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 123 (49.80%) ISEB
2 114 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 105 (42.51%) SC Cleared
4 100 (40.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 38 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 25 (10.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (9.72%) MCITP
8 23 (9.31%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (6.48%) DV Cleared
10 12 (4.86%) Degree
11 4 (1.62%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (1.21%) MCTS
12 3 (1.21%) MCSE
12 3 (1.21%) CCNA
13 2 (0.81%) MCSA
14 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.50%) QA
2 2 (0.81%) ISO 8583
2 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (3.64%) VMware ESX
2 7 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.83%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.21%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 70 (28.34%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.24%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.21%) Netcool
Vendors
1 114 (46.15%) HP
2 60 (24.29%) Microsoft
3 53 (21.46%) Oracle
4 21 (8.50%) Cisco
5 18 (7.29%) Citrix
6 12 (4.86%) SAP
7 9 (3.64%) VMware
8 8 (3.24%) McAfee
9 5 (2.02%) Remedy
10 4 (1.62%) BMC
11 3 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.21%) webMethods
12 2 (0.81%) Siebel
12 2 (0.81%) Nokia
12 2 (0.81%) Veritas
12 2 (0.81%) Ericsson
12 2 (0.81%) Capita
12 2 (0.81%) Splunk
12 2 (0.81%) Talend
13 1 (0.40%) MicroStrategy
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