The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 78 82 84
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.29% 1.54% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 5.34% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 17 9
Median daily rate - £405 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+20.68% +23.83%
ISTQB
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
189 393 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 18.14% 28.79% 27.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 288 222
Median daily rate £425 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £330 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 23
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.36 £21.00 £46.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Surrey region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 9 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 -3 2 - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 14 (73.68%) ISEB
2 12 (63.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 10 (52.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (52.63%) Selenium
4 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
6 6 (31.58%) Scrum
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) C#
6 6 (31.58%) XML
6 6 (31.58%) Linux
6 6 (31.58%) Defect Management
7 5 (26.32%) Sonata
7 5 (26.32%) Apache Spark
7 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (26.32%) SpecFlow
7 5 (26.32%) Big Data
7 5 (26.32%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (26.32%) Oozie
7 5 (26.32%) DevOps
7 5 (26.32%) Java
7 5 (26.32%) .NET
7 5 (26.32%) QA
7 5 (26.32%) Load Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Security Testing
7 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
7 5 (26.32%) JIRA
7 5 (26.32%) Hadoop
7 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS

ISTQB
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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (26.32%) Apache Spark
1 5 (26.32%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Big Data
1 5 (26.32%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) JIRA
2 5 (26.32%) SpecFlow
2 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
1 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Test Automation Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Tester
3 5 (26.32%) Automation Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Tester
5 2 (10.53%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Integration Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) XML
2 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
3 4 (21.05%) Angular 2
3 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
4 3 (15.79%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Equities
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
1 12 (63.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
4 6 (31.58%) Defect Management
4 6 (31.58%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) DevOps
5 5 (26.32%) Load Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Security Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
6 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
7 2 (10.53%) SDLC
7 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Analytics
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.26%) Open Source
8 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
8 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) ISEB
2 10 (52.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (26.32%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Thunderhead
3 1 (5.26%) VMware