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 30 May 2016 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 163 172 94
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -78
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 106 87 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.16% 0.93% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.17% 3.63% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 50 58
Median daily rate £350 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £260 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +129.62%
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
2543 2400 2523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.83% 25.67% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1516 1330 1245
Median daily rate £403 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 120 104
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.55 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +30.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.91 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +8 37 £409 +9.22% 4
Surrey -13 18 £370 -26.00% 5
Berkshire -15 12 £300 +7.14% 4
Buckinghamshire +18 10 £335 -14.10% 1
East Sussex +9 9 £350 -6.66% 5
Kent -3 9 £210 -27.58% 1
Oxfordshire +1 6 £305 +1.66% 4
West Sussex -22 6 £405 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 132 (64.39%) ISEB
2 90 (43.90%) Test Scripting
3 72 (35.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 70 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (32.20%) Finance
5 66 (32.20%) SQL
6 62 (30.24%) Software Testing
7 60 (29.27%) Security Cleared
8 55 (26.83%) HP
9 51 (24.88%) SC Cleared
10 49 (23.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 47 (22.93%) User Acceptance Testing
12 46 (22.44%) Test Management
13 45 (21.95%) Microsoft
13 45 (21.95%) JIRA
14 44 (21.46%) Linux
15 43 (20.98%) Unix
15 43 (20.98%) Windows
16 41 (20.00%) Test Strategy
17 39 (19.02%) Integration Testing
17 39 (19.02%) Regression Testing
18 37 (18.05%) Java
18 37 (18.05%) QA
19 35 (17.07%) HP Quality Center
20 34 (16.59%) Functional Testing
21 33 (16.10%) Waterfall
21 33 (16.10%) Selenium
22 32 (15.61%) JavaScript
23 31 (15.12%) System Integration Testing
23 31 (15.12%) Defect Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (8.78%) Confluence
2 16 (7.80%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.88%) IIS
4 9 (4.39%) JBoss
5 5 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.46%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.49%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 29 (14.15%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.34%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.46%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.49%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.95%) SaaS
2 3 (1.46%) IaaS
2 3 (1.46%) PaaS
3 1 (0.49%) FinancialForce.com
3 1 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.34%) VLAN
2 9 (4.39%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.90%) SAN
4 6 (2.93%) WAN
5 5 (2.44%) ZigBee
6 4 (1.95%) LAN
7 3 (1.46%) FTP
8 2 (0.98%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.98%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.49%) Broadband
9 1 (0.49%) GPRS
9 1 (0.49%) HTTP
9 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.49%) Internet
9 1 (0.49%) Network Security
9 1 (0.49%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.49%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.39%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.46%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.98%) Apache Accumulo
3 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 45 (21.95%) JIRA
2 33 (16.10%) Selenium
3 26 (12.68%) Cucumber
4 23 (11.22%) SoapUI
5 21 (10.24%) HP UFT
6 20 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (7.32%) WebDriver
8 13 (6.34%) LoadRunner
8 13 (6.34%) Maven
9 12 (5.85%) JMeter
10 10 (4.88%) Ant
10 10 (4.88%) Gradle
10 10 (4.88%) Hudson
10 10 (4.88%) Jenkins
10 10 (4.88%) jMock
10 10 (4.88%) JUnit
11 7 (3.41%) Gatling
12 4 (1.95%) Git (software)
12 4 (1.95%) TestComplete
12 4 (1.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 66 (32.20%) Finance
2 15 (7.32%) Retail
2 15 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.83%) Banking
4 3 (1.46%) Billing
5 2 (0.98%) Automotive
6 1 (0.49%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) Electronics
6 1 (0.49%) Front Office
6 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Marketing
6 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (46.34%) Analyst
2 89 (43.41%) Test Analyst
3 30 (14.63%) Tester
4 28 (13.66%) Test Engineer
5 23 (11.22%) Test Manager
6 15 (7.32%) Automation Test Analyst
7 14 (6.83%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (6.83%) Senior Test Analyst
8 13 (6.34%) QA Engineer
9 10 (4.88%) Automation Tester
9 10 (4.88%) Developer
9 10 (4.88%) QA Analyst
9 10 (4.88%) Test Leader
10 9 (4.39%) Manual Test Analyst
10 9 (4.39%) QA Test Analyst
10 9 (4.39%) Test Automation Developer
11 8 (3.90%) AS400 Test Analyst
11 8 (3.90%) Java Analyst Developer
11 8 (3.90%) Java Developer
11 8 (3.90%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.66%) XML
2 27 (13.17%) Web Services
3 24 (11.71%) HTML
4 23 (11.22%) .NET
5 20 (9.76%) ASP.NET
6 13 (6.34%) SOAP
6 13 (6.34%) Spring
7 11 (5.37%) XML Messaging
8 10 (4.88%) Ajax
8 10 (4.88%) Hibernate
8 10 (4.88%) Java EE
8 10 (4.88%) JMS
8 10 (4.88%) JSP
8 10 (4.88%) REST
8 10 (4.88%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (2.93%) Middleware
10 2 (0.98%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.98%) Swing
11 1 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.49%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.32%) Smart Meter
2 10 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.90%) AS400
3 8 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.93%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.95%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.46%) User Experience
8 2 (0.98%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.98%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.98%) PKI
9 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.49%) EPoS
9 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.49%) iPad
9 1 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.49%) NHS
9 1 (0.49%) Statistics
9 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (21.46%) Linux
2 43 (20.98%) Unix
2 43 (20.98%) Windows
3 9 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.46%) Solaris
4 3 (1.46%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (43.90%) Test Scripting
2 70 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (30.24%) Software Testing
4 47 (22.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 46 (22.44%) Test Management
6 41 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 39 (19.02%) Integration Testing
7 39 (19.02%) Regression Testing
8 34 (16.59%) Functional Testing
9 33 (16.10%) Waterfall
10 31 (15.12%) Defect Management
10 31 (15.12%) System Integration Testing
11 30 (14.63%) Security Testing
11 30 (14.63%) Test Automation
12 29 (14.15%) CRM
13 21 (10.24%) BDD
13 21 (10.24%) System Testing
14 19 (9.27%) TDD
14 19 (9.27%) V-Model
15 18 (8.78%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (32.20%) SQL
2 37 (18.05%) Java
3 32 (15.61%) JavaScript
4 26 (12.68%) C#
5 15 (7.32%) VB
6 12 (5.85%) PowerShell
7 10 (4.88%) Groovy
8 9 (4.39%) VBScript
9 5 (2.44%) Scala
10 4 (1.95%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.95%) C++
10 4 (1.95%) Python
10 4 (1.95%) Ruby
10 4 (1.95%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.46%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.98%) C
12 2 (0.98%) Perl
13 1 (0.49%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.49%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 132 (64.39%) ISEB
2 72 (35.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 60 (29.27%) Security Cleared
4 51 (24.88%) SC Cleared
5 49 (23.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 20 (9.76%) Degree
7 19 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (5.37%) MCITP
8 11 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (4.39%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (3.90%) CCNA
10 8 (3.90%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.98%) CCNP
13 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.49%) CISSP
13 1 (0.49%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (18.05%) QA
2 2 (0.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (4.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.93%) VMware ESX
2 6 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (17.07%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.93%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.46%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (1.46%) nmon
4 2 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.49%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.49%) SCCM
5 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 55 (26.83%) HP
2 45 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 29 (14.15%) Oracle
4 14 (6.83%) Cisco
5 10 (4.88%) Rally
6 9 (4.39%) Atlassian
6 9 (4.39%) SAP
7 8 (3.90%) VMware
8 6 (2.93%) Intel Security
9 3 (1.46%) Guidewire
9 3 (1.46%) Remedy
10 2 (0.98%) BMC
10 2 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.49%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.49%) CA
11 1 (0.49%) Citrix
11 1 (0.49%) Juniper
11 1 (0.49%) NetApp
11 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.49%) SunGard