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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 82 66 94
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +28
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 17 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.31% 1.44% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.01% 5.75% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 3
Median daily rate £370 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +37.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +129.62%
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
339 313 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 26.08% 25.12% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 182 164
Median daily rate £460 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 12
Median hourly rate £46.00 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+155.55% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.79 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.50 £50.44 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
Leatherhead -23 4 £400 -20.00% 1
Egham - 3 £370 -
Woking - 3 £300 -
Guildford +4 1 £375 -
Reigate - 1 £320 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 17 (45.95%) Web Services
1 17 (45.95%) ISEB
2 16 (43.24%) SQL
2 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
2 16 (43.24%) SC Cleared
2 16 (43.24%) Security Cleared
3 15 (40.54%) Test Management
3 15 (40.54%) XML
4 14 (37.84%) HP
4 14 (37.84%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (35.14%) Use Case
6 12 (32.43%) SOAP
6 12 (32.43%) SoapUI
7 11 (29.73%) Defect Management
7 11 (29.73%) XML Messaging
8 10 (27.03%) Linux
8 10 (27.03%) Java
9 9 (24.32%) Unix
9 9 (24.32%) Oracle
9 9 (24.32%) Finance
9 9 (24.32%) Security Testing
10 8 (21.62%) QA
10 8 (21.62%) Validation
10 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
10 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
10 8 (21.62%) Oracle Database
10 8 (21.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (18.92%) Test Planning
11 7 (18.92%) C#
12 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development

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 (13.51%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.41%) JBoss
3 1 (2.70%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Eagle PACE
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) PuTTY
3 1 (2.70%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.41%) Apache Accumulo
2 2 (5.41%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) SoapUI
2 3 (8.11%) NuGet
2 3 (8.11%) Selenium
2 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.41%) HP UFT
3 2 (5.41%) JIRA
3 2 (5.41%) JMeter
3 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
3 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.41%) WebLOAD
4 1 (2.70%) Introscope
4 1 (2.70%) TestNG
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Front Office
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
1 14 (37.84%) Test Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Senior Test Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Tester
3 6 (16.22%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Test Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Systems Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) QA Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) XML Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) XML Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (45.95%) Web Services
2 15 (40.54%) XML
3 12 (32.43%) SOAP
4 11 (29.73%) XML Messaging
5 3 (8.11%) Middleware
6 2 (5.41%) Swing
7 1 (2.70%) CGI
7 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.41%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
3 1 (2.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Linux
2 9 (24.32%) Unix
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
2 15 (40.54%) Test Management
3 13 (35.14%) Use Case
4 11 (29.73%) Defect Management
5 9 (24.32%) Security Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
6 8 (21.62%) Validation
7 7 (18.92%) Test Planning
8 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
9 4 (10.81%) TDD
9 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
10 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Automation Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
10 3 (8.11%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (8.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) SQL
2 10 (27.03%) Java
3 7 (18.92%) C#
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.41%) C
5 2 (5.41%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (45.95%) ISEB
2 16 (43.24%) SC Cleared
2 16 (43.24%) Security Cleared
3 8 (21.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (37.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) HP
2 9 (24.32%) Oracle
3 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.70%) CA
4 1 (2.70%) Charles River
4 1 (2.70%) Dynatrace
4 1 (2.70%) SunGard