The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Foundation Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB Foundation Certification over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 84 99 78
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -21
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.16% 0.071% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.36% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £11.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+211.11% -59.09%
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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 Surrey region.

Qualifications Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
329 275 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 25.84% 19.56% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 167 147
Average daily rate £400 £370 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -6.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 18
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -52.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.44 £48.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Surrey region.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Surrey region.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Foundation Certification.

1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (25.00%) Middleware
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) SaaS
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Foundation Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP CO
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Programme Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Fund Management
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) SAP