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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 139 154 216
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +62
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 110 86 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.19% 0.98% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.70% 4.23% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 54 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
- +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
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
2340 2034 2325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.24% 23.26% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1220 1070 1065
Average daily rate £365 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 104 151
Average hourly rate £19.91 £17.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.11% -45.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.74 £11.75 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +45 76 £375 -7.69% 4
Buckinghamshire +4 16 £253 -9.00% 6
Berkshire -14 7 £350 +16.66% 4
East Sussex -14 3 £413 +10.00% 1
West Sussex -3 2 £290 -27.50% 2
Oxfordshire -5 2 £256 -31.66% 3
Kent -8 2 £338 -3.57% 1
Surrey -1 1 £350 +9.37% 9
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Middlesex - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 209 (70.61%) HP
2 189 (63.85%) Security Cleared
3 173 (58.45%) SC Cleared
4 157 (53.04%) Oracle
5 136 (45.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 134 (45.27%) Microsoft
7 133 (44.93%) .NET
8 129 (43.58%) JSP
8 129 (43.58%) HTML
8 129 (43.58%) JavaScript
9 128 (43.24%) ASP.NET
10 101 (34.12%) VB
11 98 (33.11%) C#
12 97 (32.77%) QuickTest Pro
13 95 (32.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 89 (30.07%) HP Quality Center
14 89 (30.07%) UNIX
15 81 (27.36%) ISEB
16 79 (26.69%) Knowledge Management
17 76 (25.68%) Test Scripting
18 72 (24.32%) QA
19 69 (23.31%) CRM
20 66 (22.30%) DV Cleared
21 65 (21.96%) Software Testing
21 65 (21.96%) Oracle EBS
22 64 (21.62%) Test Automation
23 57 (19.26%) SQL
24 53 (17.91%) TCP/IP
25 51 (17.23%) Project Management
25 51 (17.23%) MS Excel

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (1.35%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.01%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.34%) IIS
Applications
1 51 (17.23%) MS Excel
2 21 (7.09%) MS Office
3 2 (0.68%) MS Project
3 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.68%) Mingle
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 65 (21.96%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (6.42%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.68%) Summit
3 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.68%) Magento
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (17.91%) TCP/IP
2 43 (14.53%) SAN
3 32 (10.81%) HTTPS
4 19 (6.42%) HTTP
5 17 (5.74%) DNS
6 12 (4.05%) SSL
7 11 (3.72%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.01%) FTP
9 2 (0.68%) SIGTRAN
9 2 (0.68%) GGSN
9 2 (0.68%) SGSN
9 2 (0.68%) MPLS
9 2 (0.68%) DAB
9 2 (0.68%) Firewall
9 2 (0.68%) LTE
9 2 (0.68%) MGW
9 2 (0.68%) 4G
9 2 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.86%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.68%) MySQL
3 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 97 (32.77%) QuickTest Pro
2 37 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 14 (4.73%) Selenium
4 9 (3.04%) JIRA
5 7 (2.36%) JUnit
6 6 (2.03%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.69%) TestNG
8 4 (1.35%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.35%) Toad
9 3 (1.01%) Introscope
9 3 (1.01%) Subversion
9 3 (1.01%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (1.01%) JProfiler
10 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.68%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.68%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.68%) Ranorex
10 2 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.68%) TestComplete
10 2 (0.68%) JMeter
General
1 39 (13.18%) Finance
2 11 (3.72%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.36%) Banking
4 6 (2.03%) Military
5 4 (1.35%) Billing
5 4 (1.35%) Automotive
6 3 (1.01%) Electronics
6 3 (1.01%) Marketing
7 2 (0.68%) Retail
7 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.68%) Publishing
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (33.45%) Analyst
2 89 (30.07%) Test Analyst
3 53 (17.91%) Tester
4 48 (16.22%) Test Manager
5 46 (15.54%) Test Leader
6 32 (10.81%) Test Specialist
7 18 (6.08%) Test Engineer
8 17 (5.74%) Performance Tester
8 17 (5.74%) QA Tester
9 12 (4.05%) QA Analyst
9 12 (4.05%) Performance Manager
10 10 (3.38%) Performance Test Manager
11 9 (3.04%) Automation Tester
12 8 (2.70%) Automation Analyst
12 8 (2.70%) Automation Specialist
12 8 (2.70%) Automation Test Analyst
13 7 (2.36%) Integration Test Analyst
13 7 (2.36%) Integration Analyst
14 6 (2.03%) Quality Analyst
14 6 (2.03%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (44.93%) .NET
2 129 (43.58%) JSP
2 129 (43.58%) HTML
3 128 (43.24%) ASP.NET
4 12 (4.05%) OLE
5 3 (1.01%) JPA
5 3 (1.01%) JDBC
5 3 (1.01%) ODBC
5 3 (1.01%) Middleware
6 2 (0.68%) SOAP
6 2 (0.68%) Web Services
6 2 (0.68%) XML
6 2 (0.68%) REST
6 2 (0.68%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.68%) Spring
6 2 (0.68%) WCF
6 2 (0.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.36%) User Experience
3 3 (1.01%) Open Source
4 2 (0.68%) Digital Media
4 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
4 2 (0.68%) NHS
4 2 (0.68%) DTV
4 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.34%) Handset
5 1 (0.34%) Statistics
5 1 (0.34%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 89 (30.07%) UNIX
2 45 (15.20%) Windows
3 39 (13.18%) Linux
4 36 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (11.15%) Windows 2000
6 31 (10.47%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.01%) Solaris
7 3 (1.01%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.68%) Android
9 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (26.69%) Knowledge Management
2 76 (25.68%) Test Scripting
3 69 (23.31%) CRM
4 65 (21.96%) Software Testing
5 64 (21.62%) Test Automation
6 51 (17.23%) Project Management
7 48 (16.22%) Functional Testing
8 37 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 33 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (9.46%) Performance Testing
11 26 (8.78%) Test Management
12 23 (7.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (7.77%) Quality Management
13 21 (7.09%) Security Testing
14 16 (5.41%) Scrum
15 15 (5.07%) Validation
16 13 (4.39%) Workflow
16 13 (4.39%) Manual Testing
17 12 (4.05%) Integration Testing
17 12 (4.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 129 (43.58%) JavaScript
2 101 (34.12%) VB
3 98 (33.11%) C#
4 57 (19.26%) SQL
5 44 (14.86%) Java
6 25 (8.45%) VBA
7 22 (7.43%) PowerShell
8 12 (4.05%) VBScript
9 7 (2.36%) Python
10 5 (1.69%) Ruby
10 5 (1.69%) Perl
11 4 (1.35%) C++
11 4 (1.35%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.34%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.34%) C
12 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 189 (63.85%) Security Cleared
2 173 (58.45%) SC Cleared
3 136 (45.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 95 (32.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 81 (27.36%) ISEB
6 66 (22.30%) DV Cleared
7 44 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (10.47%) MCITP
9 28 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (7.09%) CCNA
11 16 (5.41%) MOS
12 7 (2.36%) MCSE
13 5 (1.69%) CCNP
13 5 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.68%) MCP
15 2 (0.68%) Degree
16 1 (0.34%) PMP
16 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (24.32%) QA
System Software
1 11 (3.72%) Nmap
2 5 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.35%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.01%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 89 (30.07%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (5.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 11 (3.72%) Nessus
4 3 (1.01%) nmon
5 2 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 209 (70.61%) HP
2 157 (53.04%) Oracle
3 134 (45.27%) Microsoft
4 28 (9.46%) Cisco
5 23 (7.77%) Citrix
6 7 (2.36%) VMware
7 5 (1.69%) SAP
8 2 (0.68%) IBM
8 2 (0.68%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.68%) Remedy
8 2 (0.68%) McAfee
8 2 (0.68%) ATG
8 2 (0.68%) hybris
8 2 (0.68%) Demandware
9 1 (0.34%) Verint
9 1 (0.34%) Siebel
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