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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 80 61 95
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +34
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 18 33 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.36% 2.44% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.88% 8.53% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 5
Median daily rate £375 £415 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £518 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+9.50% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +120.96%
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
369 387 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 27.83% 28.65% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 202 178
Median daily rate £463 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 15
Median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £5.50 £14.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.44 £49.75
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 6 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 6 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 -25 6 £400 -20.00% 2
Guildford +2 2 £388 -
Woking -2 2 £300 +13.20%
Reigate 0 1 £320 +6.66%
Egham - 1 £370 - 1
Epsom - 1 £375 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 6 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 18 (50.00%) SQL
2 17 (47.22%) ISEB
2 17 (47.22%) Test Scripting
3 16 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 16 (44.44%) Web Services
4 15 (41.67%) XML
4 15 (41.67%) Test Management
5 14 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (38.89%) HP
6 13 (36.11%) Java
6 13 (36.11%) SOAP
6 13 (36.11%) Use Case
6 13 (36.11%) SoapUI
7 12 (33.33%) Linux
8 11 (30.56%) XML Messaging
8 11 (30.56%) Defect Management
9 9 (25.00%) Unix
9 9 (25.00%) Oracle
9 9 (25.00%) Security Testing
10 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
10 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
10 8 (22.22%) Finance
10 8 (22.22%) Validation
10 8 (22.22%) Oracle Database
11 7 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (19.44%) Test Planning
11 7 (19.44%) C#
11 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (19.44%) 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 4 (11.11%) JBoss
2 3 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.78%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.11%) PuTTY
3 1 (2.78%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.11%) Apache Accumulo
2 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) SoapUI
2 4 (11.11%) Selenium
3 3 (8.33%) NuGet
4 2 (5.56%) HP UFT
4 2 (5.56%) JIRA
4 2 (5.56%) JMeter
4 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.56%) WebLOAD
5 1 (2.78%) Introscope
5 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.78%) TestNG
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Analyst
1 14 (38.89%) Test Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Tester
4 6 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Test Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Systems Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Developer
6 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Web Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Web Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) XML Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) XML Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) Web Services
2 15 (41.67%) XML
3 13 (36.11%) SOAP
4 11 (30.56%) XML Messaging
5 4 (11.11%) Swing
6 1 (2.78%) CGI
6 1 (2.78%) HTML
6 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.56%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
3 1 (2.78%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Linux
2 9 (25.00%) Unix
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Test Scripting
2 15 (41.67%) Test Management
3 13 (36.11%) Use Case
4 11 (30.56%) Defect Management
5 9 (25.00%) Security Testing
6 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 8 (22.22%) Validation
7 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (19.44%) Test Planning
8 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Load Testing
10 4 (11.11%) MapReduce
10 4 (11.11%) TDD
11 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
11 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 3 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (8.33%) SDLC
11 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) SQL
2 13 (36.11%) Java
3 7 (19.44%) C#
4 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.56%) C
5 2 (5.56%) Perl
6 1 (2.78%) Groovy
6 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) ISEB
2 16 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 7 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) HP
2 9 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.78%) CA
4 1 (2.78%) Dynatrace
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