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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 147 149 214
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +65
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 121 80 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.23% 0.94% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.24% 3.85% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 35 10
Average daily rate
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£349 £265 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.60% -19.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £136 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £382 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.91% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £9.75
ISTQB
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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
2854 2080 1773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.02% 24.37% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1427 1051 771
Average daily rate £375 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £486 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 91 160
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -32.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 December 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 December 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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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 +23 76 £361 +3.21% 1
Surrey +11 18 £305 -15.86% 3
Buckinghamshire -14 9 £356 +25.00% 1
Berkshire -22 7 £338 +101.49% 5
Kent +1 4 £375 -
West Sussex -5 4 £190 -39.20% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £303 -
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 132 (57.39%) HP
2 128 (55.65%) Security Cleared
3 122 (53.04%) SC Cleared
4 113 (49.13%) Microsoft
5 101 (43.91%) .NET
5 101 (43.91%) Oracle
6 100 (43.48%) JavaScript
7 98 (42.61%) HTML
8 93 (40.43%) JSP
9 90 (39.13%) ASP.NET
10 88 (38.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 81 (35.22%) ISEB
12 80 (34.78%) Knowledge Management
13 74 (32.17%) HP Quality Center
14 73 (31.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 69 (30.00%) Test Scripting
16 66 (28.70%) UNIX
17 64 (27.83%) Project Management
18 63 (27.39%) Oracle EBS
18 63 (27.39%) Software Testing
19 54 (23.48%) MS Excel
20 51 (22.17%) Oracle Reports
21 48 (20.87%) SAN
22 47 (20.43%) Citrix
23 44 (19.13%) DV Cleared
24 42 (18.26%) QuickTest Pro
24 42 (18.26%) C#
25 41 (17.83%) QA
26 37 (16.09%) Test Automation
26 37 (16.09%) Agile Software Development

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.74%) CMS
2 4 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (0.87%) IIS
3 2 (0.87%) JBoss
4 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 54 (23.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 63 (27.39%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.87%) Summit
2 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.17%) SaaS
2 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (20.87%) SAN
2 35 (15.22%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.48%) HTTPS
4 6 (2.61%) SSL
4 6 (2.61%) Wireshark
4 6 (2.61%) HTTP
5 3 (1.30%) DAB
6 2 (0.87%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (0.87%) GGSN
6 2 (0.87%) SGSN
6 2 (0.87%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.87%) 4G
6 2 (0.87%) DNS
6 2 (0.87%) LAN
6 2 (0.87%) VoIP
6 2 (0.87%) WAN
6 2 (0.87%) 3G
6 2 (0.87%) SS7
6 2 (0.87%) ISUP
7 1 (0.43%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (22.17%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 42 (18.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (9.57%) Selenium
3 11 (4.78%) JIRA
4 9 (3.91%) LoadRunner
5 7 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.61%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.17%) JUnit
7 5 (2.17%) Subversion
8 4 (1.74%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.74%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.74%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.30%) JMeter
10 2 (0.87%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.87%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (0.87%) TestNG
10 2 (0.87%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.87%) TestLink
11 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (10.87%) Finance
2 13 (5.65%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.04%) Banking
4 4 (1.74%) Retail
5 3 (1.30%) Automotive
5 3 (1.30%) Legal
6 2 (0.87%) Military
6 2 (0.87%) Billing
7 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 88 (38.26%) Analyst
2 82 (35.65%) Test Analyst
3 39 (16.96%) Test Manager
4 33 (14.35%) Tester
5 29 (12.61%) Test Leader
6 16 (6.96%) Test Specialist
7 10 (4.35%) QA Tester
8 9 (3.91%) Test Engineer
8 9 (3.91%) QA Analyst
9 8 (3.48%) Automation Tester
10 7 (3.04%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.04%) Security Specialist
10 7 (3.04%) QA Engineer
10 7 (3.04%) Developer
11 6 (2.61%) Software Engineer
11 6 (2.61%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (2.61%) Agile Test Analyst
12 5 (2.17%) Automation Analyst
12 5 (2.17%) Technical Test Analyst
12 5 (2.17%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (43.91%) .NET
2 98 (42.61%) HTML
3 93 (40.43%) JSP
4 90 (39.13%) ASP.NET
5 9 (3.91%) OLE
6 6 (2.61%) Middleware
7 5 (2.17%) Web Services
8 4 (1.74%) CSS
9 3 (1.30%) Spring
10 1 (0.43%) WCF
10 1 (0.43%) WPF
10 1 (0.43%) JPA
10 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.43%) WinForms
10 1 (0.43%) SOAP
10 1 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (0.87%) Mobile App
2 2 (0.87%) User Experience
2 2 (0.87%) EPoS
3 1 (0.43%) EFT
3 1 (0.43%) EFTPOS
3 1 (0.43%) Smartcard
3 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.43%) Replication
3 1 (0.43%) APACS
3 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.43%) Smart Meter
3 1 (0.43%) Open Source
3 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 66 (28.70%) UNIX
2 19 (8.26%) Windows
2 19 (8.26%) Linux
3 13 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (4.35%) Windows 2000
5 9 (3.91%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (34.78%) Knowledge Management
2 69 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 64 (27.83%) Project Management
4 63 (27.39%) Software Testing
5 37 (16.09%) Test Automation
5 37 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (13.04%) Functional Testing
7 27 (11.74%) CRM
8 26 (11.30%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (10.00%) Test Management
9 23 (10.00%) Security Testing
10 19 (8.26%) Test Strategy
11 17 (7.39%) Scrum
12 15 (6.52%) Performance Testing
13 11 (4.78%) Automated Testing
13 11 (4.78%) Integration Testing
13 11 (4.78%) Waterfall
14 10 (4.35%) Manual Testing
14 10 (4.35%) PRINCE2
15 9 (3.91%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (43.48%) JavaScript
2 42 (18.26%) C#
3 34 (14.78%) VB
4 32 (13.91%) Java
5 26 (11.30%) SQL
6 20 (8.70%) VBA
7 17 (7.39%) PowerShell
8 10 (4.35%) C
9 8 (3.48%) Perl
9 8 (3.48%) Python
10 6 (2.61%) C++
11 3 (1.30%) VBScript
12 2 (0.87%) Ruby
13 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 128 (55.65%) Security Cleared
2 122 (53.04%) SC Cleared
3 88 (38.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 81 (35.22%) ISEB
5 73 (31.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 44 (19.13%) DV Cleared
7 26 (11.30%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (10.43%) MCITP
9 21 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (3.04%) CCNA
11 5 (2.17%) MCSE
11 5 (2.17%) CCNP
12 4 (1.74%) Degree
12 4 (1.74%) MOS
13 3 (1.30%) PMP
13 3 (1.30%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.87%) MCP
15 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (17.83%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.43%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (2.61%) Nmap
2 4 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.30%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.87%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 74 (32.17%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.61%) Nessus
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 132 (57.39%) HP
2 113 (49.13%) Microsoft
3 101 (43.91%) Oracle
4 47 (20.43%) Citrix
5 22 (9.57%) Cisco
6 4 (1.74%) SAP
6 4 (1.74%) VMware
6 4 (1.74%) Ektron
7 3 (1.30%) IBM
8 2 (0.87%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.43%) Informatica
9 1 (0.43%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.43%) McAfee
9 1 (0.43%) Verint