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 30 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 75 86 87
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 16 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.13% 0.080% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.48% 0.37% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £163 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.02% -59.13%
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
357 267 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 25.30% 21.29% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 147 121
Average daily rate £385 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £488 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 25
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -50.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £13.00 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £25.00 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 January 2015. 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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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
Guildford - 3 £305 - 3
Leatherhead - 3 £425 -
Redhill - 2 £190 -
Reigate - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Epsom - - - - 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (61.90%) ISEB
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Java
4 8 (38.10%) Selenium
4 8 (38.10%) Scrum
4 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
4 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
4 8 (38.10%) Automated Testing
5 7 (33.33%) .NET
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 6 (28.57%) C#
6 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
7 5 (23.81%) SaaS
7 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Middleware
7 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
8 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
9 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 2 (9.52%) Windows
10 2 (9.52%) UML
10 2 (9.52%) OO
10 2 (9.52%) XML
10 2 (9.52%) OOD
10 2 (9.52%) HP
10 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
1 11 (52.38%) Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Technical Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Test Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Testing Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) Middleware
3 2 (9.52%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) WCF
4 1 (4.76%) WPF
4 1 (4.76%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Scrum
3 8 (38.10%) Automated Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 2 (9.52%) UML
8 2 (9.52%) OO
8 2 (9.52%) OOD
8 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
8 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Test Management
8 2 (9.52%) Use Case
8 2 (9.52%) Black-Box Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
9 1 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) ISEB
2 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) VMware
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