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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 79 97 90
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.19% 0.29% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 1.03% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £280 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -13.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.47% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- -12.12%
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
191 388 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 18.17% 28.53% 27.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 283 220
Median daily rate £425 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 23
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £21.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

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 7 December 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
Guildford -4 2 £280 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 11 (84.62%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (76.92%) ISTQB
3 8 (61.54%) ISEB
4 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (46.15%) JIRA
5 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (46.15%) Sonata
6 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
6 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
6 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
6 5 (38.46%) DevOps
6 5 (38.46%) Security Testing
6 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
6 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
6 5 (38.46%) C#
6 5 (38.46%) .NET
6 5 (38.46%) XML
6 5 (38.46%) Scrum
6 5 (38.46%) QA
6 5 (38.46%) Selenium
7 4 (30.77%) Thunderhead
7 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
8 3 (23.08%) Equities
8 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
8 3 (23.08%) Investment Management
8 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 3 (23.08%) SDLC
9 2 (15.38%) Wireframes

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 (46.15%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) GSM
1 1 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) JIRA
2 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
2 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Automation Tester
3 5 (38.46%) Tester
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (23.08%) UAT Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) UAT Test Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Tester
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
1 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
1 5 (38.46%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Equities
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
3 5 (38.46%) DevOps
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) Security Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
5 3 (23.08%) Investment Management
5 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
6 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) Wireframes
7 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Data Management
7 1 (7.69%) Prototyping
7 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.69%) Use Case
7 1 (7.69%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) ISTQB
2 8 (61.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Thunderhead