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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 100 88 93
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.30% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 0.79% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 £15.00 £11.25
% change year-on-year
+223.33% +33.33%
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
366 378 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 27.66% 27.65% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 194 172
Average daily rate £463 £390 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.58% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 16
Average hourly rate £21.50 £36.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.68% +81.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £5.50 £14.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £50.44 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Woking - 2 £300 -
Reigate +1 1 £320 +6.66%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (71.43%) QA
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 3 (42.86%) SDLC
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) ISEB
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) CRM
5 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Test Management
6 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) Selenium
6 1 (14.29%) WebLOAD
6 1 (14.29%) AppDynamics
6 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
1 1 (14.29%) Introscope
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) JMeter
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) WebLOAD
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) QA Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Web Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Web Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) CA Wily
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) AppDynamics
1 1 (14.29%) CA
1 1 (14.29%) Dynatrace
1 1 (14.29%) HP