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 26 August 2016 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 80 96 83
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 10 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.83% 0.21% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.64% 0.82% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
Median daily rate £345 - £318
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 - £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £335 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £34.00 £20.63
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +64.84%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

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
275 366 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 22.88% 26.20% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 239 100
Median daily rate £401 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £318 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £457 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 11
Median hourly rate £46.00 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.64% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £14.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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
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 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Woking - 3 £375 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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 13 (76.47%) ISTQB
2 12 (70.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (64.71%) ISEB
4 8 (47.06%) QA
4 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
5 7 (41.18%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (35.29%) Sonata
6 6 (35.29%) JIRA
7 5 (29.41%) Selenium
7 5 (29.41%) C#
7 5 (29.41%) Defect Management
8 4 (23.53%) DevOps
8 4 (23.53%) SDLC
8 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (23.53%) Security Testing
8 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
8 4 (23.53%) .NET
8 4 (23.53%) XML
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
8 4 (23.53%) Thunderhead
8 4 (23.53%) Scrum
8 4 (23.53%) Asset Management
9 3 (17.65%) Banking
9 3 (17.65%) Finance
9 3 (17.65%) Equities
9 3 (17.65%) SQL

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:

Business Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) 3G
1 1 (5.88%) GSM
1 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) JIRA
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
3 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Analyst
2 11 (64.71%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Automation Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Tester
4 3 (17.65%) QA Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (17.65%) UAT Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) UAT Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Web Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
1 4 (23.53%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
1 3 (17.65%) Equities
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
3 5 (29.41%) Defect Management
4 4 (23.53%) Asset Management
4 4 (23.53%) DevOps
4 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) SDLC
4 4 (23.53%) Security Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) Investment Management
5 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.76%) CRM
6 2 (11.76%) Data Management
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) Prototyping
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Use Case
6 2 (11.76%) User Stories
6 2 (11.76%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) ISTQB
2 11 (64.71%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (23.53%) Thunderhead
2 1 (5.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (5.88%) Arqiva
2 1 (5.88%) BT
2 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Huawei
2 1 (5.88%) NetCracker
2 1 (5.88%) Nokia
2 1 (5.88%) Nokia Networks
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Siemens
2 1 (5.88%) Telindus
2 1 (5.88%) Virgin Media
2 1 (5.88%) ZTE