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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 146 122 191
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +69
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 109 126 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.10% 1.35% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 5.06% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 50 29
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+120.96% -65.41%
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
2553 2490 2150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.66% 26.77% 25.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1393 1237 1085
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 117 123
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.13 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.38% -25.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -21.73%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -32 39 £393 +20.76% 5
Surrey +25 29 £370 +2.06% 9
Berkshire 0 19 £260 -5.45% 4
Buckinghamshire -9 7 £350 -13.58%
Oxfordshire -17 6 £283 -13.07%
East Sussex - 4 £375 - 1
West Sussex -23 3 - -
Kent - 3 £290 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 118 (51.98%) ISEB
2 113 (49.78%) Security Cleared
3 109 (48.02%) HP
4 106 (46.70%) SC Cleared
5 98 (43.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 93 (40.97%) Microsoft
7 78 (34.36%) Test Scripting
8 74 (32.60%) HP Quality Center
9 66 (29.07%) Knowledge Management
9 66 (29.07%) Software Testing
10 62 (27.31%) JavaScript
11 59 (25.99%) .NET
11 59 (25.99%) MS Excel
12 58 (25.55%) HTML
13 57 (25.11%) UNIX
14 54 (23.79%) Oracle
15 49 (21.59%) JSP
15 49 (21.59%) ASP.NET
16 48 (21.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 43 (18.94%) Test Management
17 43 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
18 38 (16.74%) Project Management
18 38 (16.74%) SQL
19 37 (16.30%) Citrix
20 36 (15.86%) SAN
21 35 (15.42%) Oracle EBS
22 31 (13.66%) Security Testing
22 31 (13.66%) User Acceptance Testing
23 30 (13.22%) MCITP
23 30 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 10 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (1.76%) CMS
3 3 (1.32%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.32%) Documentum
4 2 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.44%) JBoss
Applications
1 59 (25.99%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.05%) MS Office
3 3 (1.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 35 (15.42%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (15.86%) SAN
2 17 (7.49%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.20%) HTTP
4 4 (1.76%) 3G
5 3 (1.32%) 4G
6 2 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.88%) LTE
6 2 (0.88%) GSM
6 2 (0.88%) UMTS
6 2 (0.88%) SS7
6 2 (0.88%) ISUP
7 1 (0.44%) 2G
7 1 (0.44%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.44%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (0.44%) GGSN
7 1 (0.44%) SGSN
7 1 (0.44%) SCCP
7 1 (0.44%) INAP
7 1 (0.44%) RTP
7 1 (0.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.25%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (2.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.76%) DB2
4 3 (1.32%) DbVisualizer
4 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.88%) VoltDB
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.44%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.44%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.44%) DataStage
6 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.44%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 22 (9.69%) Selenium
2 16 (7.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (4.85%) SoapUI
4 10 (4.41%) JIRA
5 7 (3.08%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.76%) WebDriver
6 4 (1.76%) SpecFlow
6 4 (1.76%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.32%) Subversion
7 3 (1.32%) JBehave
8 2 (0.88%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (0.88%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.88%) Toad
8 2 (0.88%) WinRunner
8 2 (0.88%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.88%) JMeter
9 1 (0.44%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.44%) TestNG
General
1 22 (9.69%) Finance
2 20 (8.81%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.64%) Retail
4 4 (1.76%) Billing
5 3 (1.32%) Legal
6 2 (0.88%) Marketing
6 2 (0.88%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.88%) Back Office
6 2 (0.88%) Military
7 1 (0.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Automotive
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (35.24%) Analyst
2 78 (34.36%) Test Analyst
3 48 (21.15%) Test Manager
4 28 (12.33%) Tester
5 23 (10.13%) Test Specialist
6 22 (9.69%) Test Leader
7 9 (3.96%) Test Engineer
8 7 (3.08%) Automation Tester
9 6 (2.64%) Agile Test Analyst
10 5 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (2.20%) Technical Test Analyst
10 5 (2.20%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (2.20%) Consultant
11 4 (1.76%) Testing Consultant
11 4 (1.76%) Developer
11 4 (1.76%) UAT Analyst
11 4 (1.76%) SAP Consultant
11 4 (1.76%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (1.76%) QA Tester
12 3 (1.32%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (25.99%) .NET
2 58 (25.55%) HTML
3 49 (21.59%) JSP
3 49 (21.59%) ASP.NET
4 23 (10.13%) XML
5 11 (4.85%) SOAP
6 7 (3.08%) Web Services
7 5 (2.20%) XML Messaging
7 5 (2.20%) Middleware
8 4 (1.76%) CSS
9 3 (1.32%) J2EE
9 3 (1.32%) Flash
9 3 (1.32%) RESTful
9 3 (1.32%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.44%) JSF
10 1 (0.44%) OLE
10 1 (0.44%) CGI
10 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.20%) Smart Meter
3 3 (1.32%) Handset
4 2 (0.88%) Thin Client
4 2 (0.88%) EPoS
4 2 (0.88%) Fat Client
4 2 (0.88%) PDA
4 2 (0.88%) CMDB
4 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.88%) Clustering
5 1 (0.44%) APACS
5 1 (0.44%) Replication
5 1 (0.44%) PKI
5 1 (0.44%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.44%) DTV
5 1 (0.44%) GIS
5 1 (0.44%) EFT
5 1 (0.44%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 57 (25.11%) UNIX
2 24 (10.57%) Windows
2 24 (10.57%) Linux
3 14 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (5.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.76%) Android
5 4 (1.76%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.32%) AIX
6 3 (1.32%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.44%) HPUX
8 1 (0.44%) Solaris
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (34.36%) Test Scripting
2 66 (29.07%) Knowledge Management
2 66 (29.07%) Software Testing
3 43 (18.94%) Test Management
3 43 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (16.74%) Project Management
5 31 (13.66%) Security Testing
5 31 (13.66%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (11.01%) Test Automation
7 19 (8.37%) Test Strategy
8 18 (7.93%) System Testing
8 18 (7.93%) Migration
8 18 (7.93%) Integration Testing
9 16 (7.05%) Use Case
10 15 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (6.61%) Regression Testing
11 14 (6.17%) Test Planning
12 12 (5.29%) Performance Testing
12 12 (5.29%) Incident Management
13 11 (4.85%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (27.31%) JavaScript
2 38 (16.74%) SQL
3 23 (10.13%) PowerShell
4 21 (9.25%) Java
4 21 (9.25%) VBA
5 12 (5.29%) C#
6 7 (3.08%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.64%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.76%) Perl
9 3 (1.32%) VB
10 2 (0.88%) Python
11 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.44%) PHP
11 1 (0.44%) VBScript
11 1 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 118 (51.98%) ISEB
2 113 (49.78%) Security Cleared
3 106 (46.70%) SC Cleared
4 98 (43.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 48 (21.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 30 (13.22%) MCITP
6 30 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (12.33%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (11.89%) DV Cleared
9 14 (6.17%) Degree
10 4 (1.76%) PMP
10 4 (1.76%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.32%) MCSE
12 2 (0.88%) MCSA
12 2 (0.88%) CCNA
12 2 (0.88%) MCTS
13 1 (0.44%) MOS
13 1 (0.44%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.13%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.44%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (3.96%) VMware ESX
2 7 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.20%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 74 (32.60%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.52%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.44%) Nmap
3 1 (0.44%) Nessus
3 1 (0.44%) Netcool
Vendors
1 109 (48.02%) HP
2 93 (40.97%) Microsoft
3 54 (23.79%) Oracle
4 37 (16.30%) Citrix
5 28 (12.33%) Cisco
6 9 (3.96%) VMware
7 8 (3.52%) SAP
7 8 (3.52%) McAfee
8 4 (1.76%) Ektron
8 4 (1.76%) Ericsson
9 2 (0.88%) Siebel
9 2 (0.88%) BMC
9 2 (0.88%) IBM
9 2 (0.88%) Nokia
9 2 (0.88%) Veritas
9 2 (0.88%) Remedy
9 2 (0.88%) webMethods
10 1 (0.44%) Capita
10 1 (0.44%) Informatica
10 1 (0.44%) MicroStrategy
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