The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB 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 over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Surrey region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 78 84 85
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.57% 0.32% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.15% 1.53% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate
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£381 - £288
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 - £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £301
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.63%
Qualifications Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
222 261 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 17.96% 20.70% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 159 147
Average daily rate £375 £375 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 15
Average hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% +16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £54.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Surrey region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

ISTQB
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 within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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
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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
Cobham - 2 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £300 - 1
Woking - 1 £363 -
Chertsey - - - -
Weybridge - - - - 1
Egham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region citing ISTQB 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.

1 13 (92.86%) ISEB
2 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 6 (42.86%) QA
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Publishing
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) WCF
5 3 (21.43%) WPF
5 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (21.43%) REST
5 3 (21.43%) C#
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
5 3 (21.43%) SOAP
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Information Governance
6 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
6 2 (14.29%) IBM
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) UML
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) DB2
6 2 (14.29%) NHS

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region citing ISTQB 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.14%) MS Project
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) TestComplete
2 2 (14.29%) Bugzilla
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (21.43%) Publishing
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Automotive
3 1 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Analyst
2 10 (71.43%) Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) QA Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Process Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
1 3 (21.43%) XML
1 3 (21.43%) WCF
1 3 (21.43%) WPF
1 3 (21.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
1 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
1 2 (14.29%) AS400
1 2 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Scrum
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) BDD
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Information Governance
4 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) UML
4 2 (14.29%) Six Sigma
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Content Management
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.14%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) VBScript
3 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle