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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 61 88 69
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -19
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 26 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.03% 0.29% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.83% 1.47% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £413 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
- -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -25.41%
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
332 273 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 25.92% 19.75% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 164 142
Average daily rate £400 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 19
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.44 £49.25 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(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 - 9 £500 - 1
Guildford - 2 - - 2
Weybridge - 1 - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (56.82%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (54.55%) SC Cleared
2 24 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 24 (54.55%) Test Management
3 22 (50.00%) HP
4 17 (38.64%) XML
5 16 (36.36%) Use Case
6 13 (29.55%) ISEB
7 12 (27.27%) Incident Management
8 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 9 (20.45%) SoapUI
10 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
10 8 (18.18%) UNIX
10 8 (18.18%) SOAP
10 8 (18.18%) SQL
11 7 (15.91%) PL/SQL
11 7 (15.91%) XML Messaging
11 7 (15.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (13.64%) System Testing
12 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (13.64%) Oracle
12 6 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
13 5 (11.36%) Shell Script
13 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
13 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
13 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
14 4 (9.09%) Test Planning
14 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
14 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.55%) VoltDB
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) SoapUI
2 6 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (9.09%) Selenium
4 2 (4.55%) JIRA
4 2 (4.55%) JMeter
4 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 22 (50.00%) Analyst
2 17 (38.64%) Test Manager
3 5 (11.36%) Tester
4 4 (9.09%) Testing Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Programme Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.55%) Systems Tester
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (38.64%) XML
2 8 (18.18%) SOAP
3 7 (15.91%) XML Messaging
4 3 (6.82%) .NET
5 2 (4.55%) Middleware
6 1 (2.27%) Web Services
6 1 (2.27%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Smart Meter
2 2 (4.55%) CMDB
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.27%) PKI
3 1 (2.27%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) UNIX
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) Test Management
2 16 (36.36%) Use Case
3 12 (27.27%) Incident Management
4 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 6 (13.64%) System Testing
6 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.09%) Test Planning
8 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 4 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Scrum
8 4 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Service Management
8 4 (9.09%) Migration
9 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.55%) Release Management
9 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) PL/SQL
3 5 (11.36%) Shell Script
4 4 (9.09%) Java
4 4 (9.09%) Perl
5 2 (4.55%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 24 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 13 (29.55%) ISEB
3 7 (15.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (56.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) HP
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle
3 4 (9.09%) Remedy
3 4 (9.09%) SAP
4 3 (6.82%) BMC
4 3 (6.82%) Microsoft