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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 79 71 89
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +18
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 19 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.58% 1.33% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 5.21% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 2
Average daily rate £415 £325 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.69% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £250 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £410 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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
361 365 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 29.96% 25.56% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 171 150
Average daily rate £450 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 14 18
Average hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% +23.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £18.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £47.35 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Leatherhead -7 11 £430 +7.50% 1
Guildford +7 3 £350 +14.75%
Redhill -17 2 £420 +121.05% 1
Epsom - 1 £375 -
Reigate - 1 £415 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 23 (57.50%) HP
2 22 (55.00%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 20 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 19 (47.50%) Test Management
4 19 (47.50%) XML
5 16 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 16 (40.00%) Use Case
6 15 (37.50%) SOAP
6 15 (37.50%) SQL
7 14 (35.00%) Web Services
7 14 (35.00%) SoapUI
8 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
8 13 (32.50%) ISEB
9 12 (30.00%) Defect Management
10 11 (27.50%) XML Messaging
10 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (25.00%) Java
12 8 (20.00%) Linux
12 8 (20.00%) Incident Management
13 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
13 7 (17.50%) Oracle
13 7 (17.50%) Finance
13 7 (17.50%) Scrum
13 7 (17.50%) HP UFT
14 6 (15.00%) PL/SQL
14 6 (15.00%) C#
14 6 (15.00%) Unix
14 6 (15.00%) SDLC
15 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (7.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.50%) PuTTY
3 1 (2.50%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.50%) Apache Accumulo
2 3 (7.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) SoapUI
2 7 (17.50%) HP UFT
3 3 (7.50%) JIRA
3 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.00%) JMeter
4 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.00%) Selenium
4 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.00%) TestNG
4 2 (5.00%) WebLOAD
5 1 (2.50%) Introscope
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Analyst
1 16 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) Test Manager
3 10 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 5 (12.50%) XML Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Test Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Systems Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Messaging Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Tester
7 3 (7.50%) Test Automation Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Test Automation Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (47.50%) XML
2 15 (37.50%) SOAP
3 14 (35.00%) Web Services
4 11 (27.50%) XML Messaging
5 5 (12.50%) .NET
6 3 (7.50%) Swing
7 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
8 1 (2.50%) CGI
8 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Data Integration
1 3 (7.50%) PKI
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
2 6 (15.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Test Management
2 16 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 16 (40.00%) Use Case
3 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
4 12 (30.00%) Defect Management
5 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 7 (17.50%) Scrum
7 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
8 6 (15.00%) SDLC
9 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (12.50%) Security Testing
9 5 (12.50%) System Testing
9 5 (12.50%) Validation
10 4 (10.00%) TDD
10 4 (10.00%) Test Planning
11 3 (7.50%) BDD
11 3 (7.50%) MapReduce
11 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
11 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) SQL
2 10 (25.00%) Java
3 6 (15.00%) C#
3 6 (15.00%) PL/SQL
4 5 (12.50%) Perl
5 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.50%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.00%) C
7 1 (2.50%) Groovy
7 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 20 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (32.50%) ISEB
3 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 22 (55.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 23 (57.50%) HP
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.50%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.50%) CA
4 1 (2.50%) Dynatrace