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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 86 85 87
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.075% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 1.51% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
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£350 £320 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +42.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
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
229 265 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 17.23% 19.97% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 179 117
Average daily rate £400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £494 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 18
Average hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £13.13 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.25 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

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 22 September 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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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
Chertsey - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Egham - - - -
Guildford - - - - 2
Leatherhead - - - -
Redhill - - - - 2
Reigate - - - - 1
Walton-on-Thames - - - - 2
Weybridge - - - -
Woking - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 10 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) TestComplete
6 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (20.00%) BDD
6 2 (20.00%) REST
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (20.00%) Information Governance
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) WCF
6 2 (20.00%) WPF
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
6 2 (20.00%) Publishing
6 2 (20.00%) Scrum
6 2 (20.00%) NHS
6 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (20.00%) Web Services

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (20.00%) TestComplete
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (20.00%) Publishing
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Process Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
1 2 (20.00%) XML
1 2 (20.00%) WCF
1 2 (20.00%) WPF
1 2 (20.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) NHS
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Information Governance
4 2 (20.00%) UML
4 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle