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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 157 161 208
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +47
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 94 71 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 0.83% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.52% 3.58% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 43 26
Average daily rate
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£350 £280 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £168 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £363 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £279 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.59% -7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+9.16% +25.00%
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
2670 1985 2164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.47% 23.09% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1389 1041 955
Average daily rate £375 £363 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 99 166
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £13.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +41 61 £349 +27.98% 9
Buckinghamshire +7 18 £350 +26.12% 4
Surrey -10 5 £295 -18.62% 5
Berkshire -22 4 £350 +108.95% 6
Oxfordshire - 4 £296 -
Kent -8 1 £350 -
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 3
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 208 (69.10%) HP
2 189 (62.79%) Security Cleared
3 174 (57.81%) SC Cleared
4 160 (53.16%) Oracle
5 138 (45.85%) Microsoft
6 134 (44.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 133 (44.19%) .NET
8 130 (43.19%) HTML
8 130 (43.19%) JavaScript
8 130 (43.19%) JSP
9 127 (42.19%) ASP.NET
10 95 (31.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 90 (29.90%) VB
11 90 (29.90%) UNIX
12 89 (29.57%) C#
12 89 (29.57%) Knowledge Management
12 89 (29.57%) HP Quality Center
13 87 (28.90%) Test Scripting
14 84 (27.91%) ISEB
14 84 (27.91%) QuickTest Pro
15 72 (23.92%) Oracle EBS
16 71 (23.59%) DV Cleared
16 71 (23.59%) QA
17 66 (21.93%) Project Management
18 64 (21.26%) CRM
19 60 (19.93%) Test Automation
20 58 (19.27%) Software Testing
21 54 (17.94%) MS Excel
22 52 (17.28%) TCP/IP
23 51 (16.94%) Oracle Reports

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (1.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (0.66%) IIS
2 2 (0.66%) JBoss
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 54 (17.94%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.31%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) MS Project
3 2 (0.66%) Mingle
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 72 (23.92%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (5.98%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.66%) Summit
3 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.66%) Magento
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.33%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (17.28%) TCP/IP
2 51 (16.94%) SAN
3 22 (7.31%) HTTPS
4 12 (3.99%) HTTP
5 10 (3.32%) DNS
6 9 (2.99%) SSL
6 9 (2.99%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.00%) DAB
8 2 (0.66%) Firewall
8 2 (0.66%) LTE
8 2 (0.66%) MGW
8 2 (0.66%) 4G
8 2 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (0.66%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (0.66%) GGSN
8 2 (0.66%) SGSN
8 2 (0.66%) MPLS
8 2 (0.66%) FTP
9 1 (0.33%) ATM
9 1 (0.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (16.94%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (1.99%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 84 (27.91%) QuickTest Pro
2 30 (9.97%) LoadRunner
3 15 (4.98%) Selenium
4 12 (3.99%) JIRA
5 8 (2.66%) JUnit
6 7 (2.33%) WebDriver
7 6 (1.99%) Subversion
8 5 (1.66%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.66%) TestNG
8 5 (1.66%) TestLink
9 4 (1.33%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.00%) JMeter
10 3 (1.00%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.66%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.66%) JProfiler
11 2 (0.66%) Introscope
11 2 (0.66%) Toad
11 2 (0.66%) TestComplete
General
1 36 (11.96%) Finance
2 13 (4.32%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.33%) Banking
4 5 (1.66%) Military
5 4 (1.33%) Billing
5 4 (1.33%) Automotive
6 3 (1.00%) Electronics
6 3 (1.00%) Marketing
7 2 (0.66%) Retail
7 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Publishing
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 102 (33.89%) Analyst
2 93 (30.90%) Test Analyst
3 49 (16.28%) Test Manager
3 49 (16.28%) Tester
4 46 (15.28%) Test Leader
5 29 (9.63%) Test Specialist
6 17 (5.65%) QA Tester
7 16 (5.32%) Test Engineer
8 13 (4.32%) QA Analyst
9 12 (3.99%) Performance Tester
10 11 (3.65%) Performance Manager
11 9 (2.99%) QA Engineer
11 9 (2.99%) Automation Test Analyst
11 9 (2.99%) Performance Test Manager
11 9 (2.99%) Automation Specialist
11 9 (2.99%) Automation Analyst
12 8 (2.66%) Automation Tester
13 7 (2.33%) Integration Analyst
13 7 (2.33%) Integration Test Analyst
14 6 (1.99%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (44.19%) .NET
2 130 (43.19%) HTML
2 130 (43.19%) JSP
3 127 (42.19%) ASP.NET
4 11 (3.65%) OLE
5 3 (1.00%) Middleware
5 3 (1.00%) Spring
6 2 (0.66%) WCF
6 2 (0.66%) WPF
6 2 (0.66%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.66%) JDBC
6 2 (0.66%) ODBC
7 1 (0.33%) SOAP
7 1 (0.33%) Web Services
7 1 (0.33%) XML
7 1 (0.33%) WinForms
7 1 (0.33%) JPA
7 1 (0.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.66%) User Experience
3 2 (0.66%) NHS
3 2 (0.66%) Smart Meter
3 2 (0.66%) Open Source
3 2 (0.66%) DTV
3 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.33%) Handset
4 1 (0.33%) APACS
4 1 (0.33%) Statistics
4 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.33%) EPoS
4 1 (0.33%) EFT
4 1 (0.33%) EFTPOS
4 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 90 (29.90%) UNIX
2 35 (11.63%) Windows
3 33 (10.96%) Linux
4 26 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (7.31%) Windows 2000
6 21 (6.98%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.66%) Solaris
7 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.66%) Android
8 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (29.57%) Knowledge Management
2 87 (28.90%) Test Scripting
3 66 (21.93%) Project Management
4 64 (21.26%) CRM
5 60 (19.93%) Test Automation
6 58 (19.27%) Software Testing
7 51 (16.94%) Functional Testing
8 33 (10.96%) Test Strategy
9 30 (9.97%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (8.64%) Test Management
11 24 (7.97%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (7.97%) Security Testing
12 23 (7.64%) Performance Testing
13 21 (6.98%) Quality Management
14 14 (4.65%) Scrum
14 14 (4.65%) Integration Testing
14 14 (4.65%) Manual Testing
15 13 (4.32%) Automated Testing
16 12 (3.99%) Validation
16 12 (3.99%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 130 (43.19%) JavaScript
2 90 (29.90%) VB
3 89 (29.57%) C#
4 50 (16.61%) SQL
5 47 (15.61%) Java
6 25 (8.31%) VBA
7 20 (6.64%) PowerShell
8 12 (3.99%) Python
9 11 (3.65%) Perl
10 9 (2.99%) VBScript
10 9 (2.99%) C
10 9 (2.99%) C++
11 5 (1.66%) Ruby
12 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.33%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 189 (62.79%) Security Cleared
2 174 (57.81%) SC Cleared
3 134 (44.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 95 (31.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 84 (27.91%) ISEB
6 71 (23.59%) DV Cleared
7 41 (13.62%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (9.63%) MCITP
9 26 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (6.31%) CCNA
11 14 (4.65%) MOS
12 7 (2.33%) MCSE
13 5 (1.66%) CCNP
13 5 (1.66%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (1.00%) Degree
15 2 (0.66%) MCP
15 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 1 (0.33%) PMP
16 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (23.59%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 9 (2.99%) Nmap
2 5 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 89 (29.57%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 9 (2.99%) Nessus
4 2 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.66%) nmon
Vendors
1 208 (69.10%) HP
2 160 (53.16%) Oracle
3 138 (45.85%) Microsoft
4 34 (11.30%) Citrix
5 27 (8.97%) Cisco
6 6 (1.99%) SAP
6 6 (1.99%) VMware
7 2 (0.66%) hybris
7 2 (0.66%) Demandware
7 2 (0.66%) IBM
7 2 (0.66%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.66%) McAfee
7 2 (0.66%) ATG
8 1 (0.33%) Siebel
8 1 (0.33%) Verint
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