The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 132 181 195
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 117 54 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.18% 0.64% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.55% 2.58% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 24 24
Average daily rate £325 £375 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £292 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2570 2097 2389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.99% 24.69% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1281 1019 1105
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 128 122
Average hourly rate £21.50 £24.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.13% +15.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
ISTQB
England

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +41 67 £325 -15.03% 6
Berkshire +6 17 £275 -45.00% 2
West Sussex +13 11 £310 -38.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -17 8 £405 +1.25%
Surrey -20 7 £363 -3.33% 5
Oxfordshire +2 4 £388 +31.35% 3
Kent +6 1 £350 - 1
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 101 (51.53%) HP
2 92 (46.94%) ISEB
3 91 (46.43%) Security Cleared
4 87 (44.39%) SC Cleared
4 87 (44.39%) Software Testing
5 85 (43.37%) JavaScript
6 84 (42.86%) .NET
7 80 (40.82%) HTML
8 73 (37.24%) HP Quality Center
9 70 (35.71%) ASP.NET
9 70 (35.71%) JSP
10 69 (35.20%) Oracle
11 55 (28.06%) Microsoft
11 55 (28.06%) Test Scripting
12 54 (27.55%) UNIX
13 52 (26.53%) Windows
14 50 (25.51%) Knowledge Management
15 48 (24.49%) Test Strategy
16 45 (22.96%) QuickTest Pro
17 43 (21.94%) C#
18 42 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
18 42 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
19 41 (20.92%) Windows 2000
20 40 (20.41%) Windows XP
21 38 (19.39%) Oracle EBS
22 35 (17.86%) QA
23 32 (16.33%) DV Cleared
24 31 (15.82%) SQL
25 30 (15.31%) TCP/IP
25 30 (15.31%) Oracle Reports

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 14 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.59%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (3.57%) CMS
4 4 (2.04%) IIS
5 3 (1.53%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.53%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.08%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.06%) MS Office
4 4 (2.04%) MS Project
5 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 38 (19.39%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.53%) Lawson
2 3 (1.53%) Infor M3
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.31%) TCP/IP
2 28 (14.29%) HTTPS
3 19 (9.69%) SAN
4 18 (9.18%) SSL
5 17 (8.67%) HTTP
5 17 (8.67%) Wireshark
6 11 (5.61%) DNS
7 6 (3.06%) VoIP
8 4 (2.04%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.02%) Firewall
10 1 (0.51%) Intranet
10 1 (0.51%) MPLS
10 1 (0.51%) DVB
10 1 (0.51%) LAN
10 1 (0.51%) WAN
10 1 (0.51%) FTP
10 1 (0.51%) SIGTRAN
10 1 (0.51%) GGSN
10 1 (0.51%) SGSN
10 1 (0.51%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.31%) Oracle Reports
2 13 (6.63%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.53%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.53%) MySQL
3 3 (1.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.02%) DB2
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (0.51%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 45 (22.96%) QuickTest Pro
2 25 (12.76%) Selenium
3 21 (10.71%) LoadRunner
4 12 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (4.59%) JIRA
6 8 (4.08%) Cucumber
6 8 (4.08%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.06%) Bugzilla
8 5 (2.55%) Visual Studio
8 5 (2.55%) TestComplete
9 4 (2.04%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.53%) WinRunner
10 3 (1.53%) Toad
10 3 (1.53%) Ranorex
10 3 (1.53%) QAComplete
10 3 (1.53%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.02%) JMeter
12 1 (0.51%) TestDirector
12 1 (0.51%) Introscope
12 1 (0.51%) StarTeam
General
1 27 (13.78%) Finance
2 10 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.08%) Games
3 8 (4.08%) Retail
4 7 (3.57%) Banking
5 4 (2.04%) Marketing
6 2 (1.02%) Advertising
6 2 (1.02%) Publishing
6 2 (1.02%) Automotive
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Billing
7 1 (0.51%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Military
7 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (34.69%) Analyst
2 64 (32.65%) Test Analyst
3 41 (20.92%) Test Manager
4 36 (18.37%) Tester
5 22 (11.22%) Test Engineer
6 19 (9.69%) Test Leader
7 8 (4.08%) Test Specialist
7 8 (4.08%) QA Engineer
8 7 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (3.57%) Automation Analyst
9 6 (3.06%) Software Tester
9 6 (3.06%) Technical Tester
9 6 (3.06%) Performance Tester
9 6 (3.06%) Applications Tester
10 5 (2.55%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (2.04%) Automation Engineer
11 4 (2.04%) Performance Test Analyst
11 4 (2.04%) Test Consultant
11 4 (2.04%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (42.86%) .NET
2 80 (40.82%) HTML
3 70 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 70 (35.71%) JSP
4 15 (7.65%) Web Services
5 7 (3.57%) CSS
6 6 (3.06%) XML
6 6 (3.06%) Middleware
7 5 (2.55%) SOAP
8 3 (1.53%) OLE
8 3 (1.53%) WCF
9 2 (1.02%) REST
9 2 (1.02%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (1.02%) WPF
10 1 (0.51%) ODBC
10 1 (0.51%) JDBC
10 1 (0.51%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.59%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.06%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.04%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.53%) Open Source
5 2 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.02%) AS400
5 2 (1.02%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.02%) EFT
6 1 (0.51%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.51%) EFTPOS
6 1 (0.51%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.51%) DTV
6 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.51%) MPEG
6 1 (0.51%) BBC
6 1 (0.51%) Statistics
6 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 54 (27.55%) UNIX
2 52 (26.53%) Windows
3 42 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 42 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (20.92%) Windows 2000
5 40 (20.41%) Windows XP
6 27 (13.78%) Linux
7 5 (2.55%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.53%) Solaris
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (44.39%) Software Testing
2 55 (28.06%) Test Scripting
3 50 (25.51%) Knowledge Management
4 48 (24.49%) Test Strategy
5 25 (12.76%) Test Automation
6 24 (12.24%) Test Management
7 22 (11.22%) CRM
8 21 (10.71%) Validation
8 21 (10.71%) Automated Testing
9 20 (10.20%) Workflow
10 19 (9.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (9.18%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (8.67%) Scrum
13 15 (7.65%) Performance Testing
14 13 (6.63%) Functional Testing
14 13 (6.63%) Waterfall
15 12 (6.12%) Project Management
16 11 (5.61%) ITIL
17 10 (5.10%) DSDM
18 9 (4.59%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (43.37%) JavaScript
2 43 (21.94%) C#
3 31 (15.82%) SQL
4 29 (14.80%) VB
5 21 (10.71%) Java
6 13 (6.63%) VBA
7 12 (6.12%) C++
8 9 (4.59%) C
9 8 (4.08%) VBScript
10 5 (2.55%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.04%) Perl
11 4 (2.04%) Python
12 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.02%) Ruby
12 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.02%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 92 (46.94%) ISEB
2 91 (46.43%) Security Cleared
3 87 (44.39%) SC Cleared
4 32 (16.33%) DV Cleared
5 11 (5.61%) Degree
6 8 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (3.06%) MCITP
8 6 (3.06%) PMP
8 6 (3.06%) PMI Certification
8 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.04%) MOS
9 4 (2.04%) CCNA
10 2 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.51%) CCNP
11 1 (0.51%) MCSE
11 1 (0.51%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (17.86%) QA
2 5 (2.55%) SLA
3 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (8.67%) Nmap
2 6 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 73 (37.24%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (8.67%) Nessus
3 9 (4.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.02%) nmon
4 2 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 101 (51.53%) HP
2 69 (35.20%) Oracle
3 55 (28.06%) Microsoft
4 17 (8.67%) Citrix
5 9 (4.59%) Cisco
6 7 (3.57%) Ektron
7 4 (2.04%) VMware
8 3 (1.53%) IBM
8 3 (1.53%) Infor
9 2 (1.02%) Remedy
9 2 (1.02%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.51%) CheckPoint
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