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 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 57 93 67
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -26
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 33 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.46% 0.35% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.71% 1.68% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 5
Average daily rate
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£415 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.39% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £363 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £425 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
-5.07% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+120.96% -65.41%
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
379 297 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 28.28% 20.87% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 171 134
Average daily rate £400 £365 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 21
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -34.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.44 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 6 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 6 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
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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
Leatherhead - 10 £500 - 1
Weybridge - 4 - -
Reigate - 3 £300 -
Woking +15 1 £265 -26.89%
Guildford - 1 - - 2
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 6 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 26 (54.17%) SC Cleared
1 26 (54.17%) Security Cleared
2 25 (52.08%) HP Quality Center
3 22 (45.83%) HP
3 22 (45.83%) Test Management
4 18 (37.50%) ISEB
5 17 (35.42%) XML
6 16 (33.33%) Use Case
7 12 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 12 (25.00%) Incident Management
8 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 9 (18.75%) SoapUI
8 9 (18.75%) Java
9 8 (16.67%) SQL
9 8 (16.67%) SOAP
9 8 (16.67%) UNIX
9 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
10 7 (14.58%) Selenium
10 7 (14.58%) XML Messaging
10 7 (14.58%) PL/SQL
11 6 (12.50%) Oracle
11 6 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (12.50%) Scrum
11 6 (12.50%) Performance Testing
11 6 (12.50%) System Testing
12 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
12 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
12 5 (10.42%) Shell Script

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.17%) VoltDB
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) SoapUI
2 7 (14.58%) Selenium
3 6 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.17%) JMeter
6 1 (2.08%) JIRA
6 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Analyst
1 24 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 16 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 6 (12.50%) Tester
4 5 (10.42%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Test Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Testing Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Systems Tester
6 2 (4.17%) Programme Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (35.42%) XML
2 8 (16.67%) SOAP
3 7 (14.58%) XML Messaging
4 5 (10.42%) .NET
5 4 (8.33%) Middleware
6 1 (2.08%) Web Services
6 1 (2.08%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Smart Meter
2 2 (4.17%) CMDB
3 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.08%) PKI
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Test Management
2 16 (33.33%) Use Case
3 12 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 12 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
7 6 (12.50%) System Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Scrum
8 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Service Management
9 4 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Migration
9 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.33%) Automation Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.25%) Test Strategy
11 2 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) Java
2 8 (16.67%) SQL
3 7 (14.58%) PL/SQL
4 5 (10.42%) C#
4 5 (10.42%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.33%) Perl
6 1 (2.08%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (54.17%) SC Cleared
1 26 (54.17%) Security Cleared
2 18 (37.50%) ISEB
3 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (52.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) HP
2 6 (12.50%) Oracle
3 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.33%) Remedy
4 4 (8.33%) SAP
5 3 (6.25%) BMC
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £42750 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
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