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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 84 83 83
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.37% 0.31% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.38% 2.05% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £295 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.63 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +0.60%
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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
362 195 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 26.91% 15.34% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 103 158
Average daily rate £400 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -41.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £14.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 7 (87.50%) Test Management
2 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) QA
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
2 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) V-Model
5 1 (12.50%) SAP CO
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) SAP FI

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (12.50%) SAP CO
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Test Manager
1 5 (62.50%) Programme Manager
1 5 (62.50%) Programme Test Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Tester
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Management
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) SAP