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 26 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 69 73 88
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 16 21 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.37% 1.50% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.02% 6.40% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 1
Median daily rate £345 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.20% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
266 328 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 22.74% 23.41% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 224 122
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 15
Median hourly rate £28.25 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.37% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 £15.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £60.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 26 September 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 +6 4 - - 3
Woking - 3 £375 - 2
Farnham - 1 - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 21 (70.00%) ISEB
2 14 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (43.33%) Test Automation
3 13 (43.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (36.67%) Selenium
5 10 (33.33%) QA
5 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 9 (30.00%) C#
7 8 (26.67%) Java
7 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 8 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (23.33%) Defect Management
8 7 (23.33%) Web Services
8 7 (23.33%) XML
9 6 (20.00%) Linux
9 6 (20.00%) Security Testing
10 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
10 5 (16.67%) JIRA
10 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
10 5 (16.67%) SpecFlow
10 5 (16.67%) Sonata
10 5 (16.67%) DevOps
10 5 (16.67%) .NET
10 5 (16.67%) Asset Management
10 5 (16.67%) Finance
10 5 (16.67%) Scrum
11 4 (13.33%) Banking

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 4 (13.33%) Apache Spark
1 4 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.33%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Sonata
2 1 (3.33%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Big Data
1 4 (13.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Selenium
2 8 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (16.67%) JIRA
3 5 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 3 (10.00%) NuGet
4 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Billing
4 1 (3.33%) Front Office
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
1 12 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Tester
3 6 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Test Automation Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Manual Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Java Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) Web Services
1 7 (23.33%) XML
2 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 3 (10.00%) Angular 2
3 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (10.00%) Middleware
4 2 (6.67%) SOAP
5 1 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (3.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Equities
2 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (43.33%) Test Automation
3 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 7 (23.33%) Defect Management
6 6 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Asset Management
7 5 (16.67%) DevOps
7 5 (16.67%) Scrum
7 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 4 (13.33%) Load Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Investment Management
9 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
9 3 (10.00%) SDLC
10 2 (6.67%) CRM
10 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
10 2 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) C#
2 8 (26.67%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby
4 1 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (70.00%) ISEB
2 13 (43.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (13.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Thunderhead
3 2 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Charles River
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) SunGard
4 1 (3.33%) VMware