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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 171 101 191
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +90
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 80 162 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.88% 1.80% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.52% 6.60% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 58 25
Average daily rate
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£389 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £234 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.23% -4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £13.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+129.62% -50.90%
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
2273 2455 2163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.12% 27.34% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1212 1120
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 102 129
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.65% -27.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 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 29 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 -62 29 £374 +15.14% 4
Surrey +26 18 £500 +37.93% 2
Berkshire +11 17 £280 +12.00% 3
Oxfordshire -17 5 £300 -7.69% 1
West Sussex -18 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £390 +49.28% 2
East Sussex - 3 £375 - 2
Kent - 2 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 113 (53.81%) ISEB
2 102 (48.57%) Security Cleared
3 97 (46.19%) HP
4 94 (44.76%) SC Cleared
5 91 (43.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 75 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 74 (35.24%) Test Scripting
8 65 (30.95%) HP Quality Center
9 55 (26.19%) Knowledge Management
10 54 (25.71%) Software Testing
11 51 (24.29%) JavaScript
11 51 (24.29%) UNIX
12 50 (23.81%) HTML
13 48 (22.86%) MS Excel
14 46 (21.90%) .NET
14 46 (21.90%) Test Management
15 45 (21.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 44 (20.95%) Oracle
17 42 (20.00%) SQL
18 41 (19.52%) ASP.NET
18 41 (19.52%) JSP
18 41 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
19 31 (14.76%) Security Testing
20 30 (14.29%) MCITP
20 30 (14.29%) Project Management
20 30 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
21 29 (13.81%) XML
22 28 (13.33%) Cisco
22 28 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
22 28 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.38%) Documentum
3 4 (1.90%) CMS
3 4 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.43%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.48%) JBoss
Applications
1 48 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.14%) MS Office
3 3 (1.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (11.90%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.38%) SAN
2 12 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.38%) HTTP
3 5 (2.38%) 3G
4 4 (1.90%) 4G
5 3 (1.43%) UMTS
5 3 (1.43%) GSM
5 3 (1.43%) LTE
6 2 (0.95%) SS7
6 2 (0.95%) 2G
6 2 (0.95%) ISUP
6 2 (0.95%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.95%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.48%) MSRP
7 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.48%) DNS
7 1 (0.48%) VoIP
7 1 (0.48%) SMS
7 1 (0.48%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.48%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.90%) DB2
3 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.43%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (0.95%) VoltDB
6 1 (0.48%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.48%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.48%) DataStage
6 1 (0.48%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (8.10%) Selenium
2 15 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 15 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (4.29%) JIRA
4 6 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.90%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.90%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.90%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (1.43%) JBehave
6 3 (1.43%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.43%) Subversion
7 2 (0.95%) WinRunner
7 2 (0.95%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.95%) JMeter
7 2 (0.95%) Toad
7 2 (0.95%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.48%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.48%) NeoLoad
8 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.48%) IntelliJ
General
1 21 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.57%) Finance
3 5 (2.38%) Retail
4 4 (1.90%) Billing
5 2 (0.95%) Marketing
5 2 (0.95%) Legal
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Electronics
6 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.48%) Automotive
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.48%) Military
6 1 (0.48%) Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (32.38%) Analyst
2 67 (31.90%) Test Analyst
3 47 (22.38%) Test Manager
4 29 (13.81%) Test Leader
5 27 (12.86%) Test Specialist
6 22 (10.48%) Tester
7 8 (3.81%) Test Engineer
8 6 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (2.86%) Automation Tester
9 4 (1.90%) SAP Consultant
9 4 (1.90%) Consultant
9 4 (1.90%) Testing Consultant
9 4 (1.90%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (1.43%) Automation Specialist
10 3 (1.43%) Programme Manager
10 3 (1.43%) Systems Tester
10 3 (1.43%) UAT Test Analyst
10 3 (1.43%) SAP Analyst
10 3 (1.43%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (23.81%) HTML
2 46 (21.90%) .NET
3 41 (19.52%) ASP.NET
3 41 (19.52%) JSP
4 29 (13.81%) XML
5 15 (7.14%) SOAP
6 7 (3.33%) XML Messaging
7 6 (2.86%) Web Services
8 4 (1.90%) CSS
9 3 (1.43%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.43%) RESTful
9 3 (1.43%) J2EE
9 3 (1.43%) Flash
10 2 (0.95%) Middleware
11 1 (0.48%) CGI
11 1 (0.48%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.33%) Smart Meter
3 4 (1.90%) Handset
3 4 (1.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (0.95%) PDA
4 2 (0.95%) CMDB
4 2 (0.95%) Fat Client
4 2 (0.95%) Clustering
4 2 (0.95%) Thin Client
4 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.48%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.48%) User Experience
5 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.48%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.48%) DTV
5 1 (0.48%) GIS
5 1 (0.48%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.48%) EPoS
5 1 (0.48%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 51 (24.29%) UNIX
2 23 (10.95%) Linux
3 20 (9.52%) Windows
4 12 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.90%) Android
7 3 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.43%) AIX
8 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.48%) HPUX
9 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (35.24%) Test Scripting
2 55 (26.19%) Knowledge Management
3 54 (25.71%) Software Testing
4 46 (21.90%) Test Management
5 41 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (14.76%) Security Testing
7 30 (14.29%) Project Management
8 28 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 25 (11.90%) Test Automation
10 20 (9.52%) Integration Testing
10 20 (9.52%) Test Strategy
11 19 (9.05%) Use Case
12 18 (8.57%) System Testing
12 18 (8.57%) Migration
13 17 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (8.10%) Test Planning
14 14 (6.67%) Incident Management
15 13 (6.19%) Regression Testing
15 13 (6.19%) Non-Functional Testing
15 13 (6.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 51 (24.29%) JavaScript
2 42 (20.00%) SQL
3 23 (10.95%) PowerShell
4 15 (7.14%) VBA
5 13 (6.19%) Java
6 8 (3.81%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.86%) C#
8 5 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.90%) Perl
10 2 (0.95%) Python
10 2 (0.95%) VB
11 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.48%) VBScript
11 1 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 113 (53.81%) ISEB
2 102 (48.57%) Security Cleared
3 94 (44.76%) SC Cleared
4 91 (43.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 45 (21.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 30 (14.29%) MCITP
6 30 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (9.52%) DV Cleared
9 12 (5.71%) Degree
10 4 (1.90%) PMP
10 4 (1.90%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.43%) MCSE
11 3 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.95%) MCTS
12 2 (0.95%) CCNA
12 2 (0.95%) MCSA
13 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 9 (4.29%) VMware ESX
2 7 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.90%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 65 (30.95%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.81%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.48%) Netcool
Vendors
1 97 (46.19%) HP
2 75 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 44 (20.95%) Oracle
4 28 (13.33%) Cisco
5 27 (12.86%) Citrix
6 9 (4.29%) SAP
6 9 (4.29%) VMware
7 8 (3.81%) McAfee
8 4 (1.90%) Remedy
8 4 (1.90%) Ericsson
8 4 (1.90%) Ektron
9 3 (1.43%) BMC
10 2 (0.95%) Capita
10 2 (0.95%) Nokia
10 2 (0.95%) Veritas
10 2 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.95%) webMethods
10 2 (0.95%) Siebel
11 1 (0.48%) Talend
11 1 (0.48%) Business Objects
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