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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
South East / Surrey
Rank 72 90 86
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 16 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.59% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.12% 1.04% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 3
Median daily rate £290 £470 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.29% +56.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £331 £375
% change year-on-year
- -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +806.66%

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
197 385 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 19.54% 31.20% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 253 164
Median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £311 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 36 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.20 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.92 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Surrey region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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
Guildford - 10 £280 -
Leatherhead +23 4 £403 -26.81%
Reigate +1 1 £275 -33.73%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Surrey region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 14 (73.68%) Telecoms
1 14 (73.68%) ISEB
2 10 (52.63%) Use Case
3 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (42.11%) Six Sigma
5 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
5 7 (36.84%) Wireframes
6 6 (31.58%) SDLC
6 6 (31.58%) User Stories
6 6 (31.58%) Selenium
6 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
6 6 (31.58%) SQL
7 5 (26.32%) XML
7 5 (26.32%) HP
7 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
7 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
7 5 (26.32%) Prototyping
8 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
8 4 (21.05%) Software Architecture
8 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) Test Management
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (21.05%) XML Messaging
8 4 (21.05%) Client/Server
8 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
8 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (21.05%) IBM
8 4 (21.05%) SOAP

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) GSM
1 1 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (73.68%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Process Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Business Process Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Telecoms Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Unix Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) XML Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Business Process Support
6 1 (5.26%) Business Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Unix Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) XML
2 4 (21.05%) SOAP
2 4 (21.05%) XML Messaging
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
1 4 (21.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Use Case
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Six Sigma
4 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
4 7 (36.84%) Wireframes
5 6 (31.58%) SDLC
5 6 (31.58%) User Stories
6 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
6 5 (26.32%) Prototyping
6 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
7 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
7 4 (21.05%) Software Architecture
7 4 (21.05%) Test Management
8 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
8 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Data Management
9 2 (10.53%) Feasibility Study
9 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) ISEB
2 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
3 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft