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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Surrey
Rank 78 75 71
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 11 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.07% 1.55% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.45% 4.96% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 8
Median daily rate £403 £415 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.01% +38.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £380 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £535 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +1033.33%

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
202 383 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 19.67% 31.32% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 252 159
Median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £311 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 35 16
Median hourly rate £18.50 £45.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.88% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.40% +86.66%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +17 5 £403 -6.39% 2
Guildford +1 2 - - 1
Reigate +1 1 £275 -33.73% 1
Redhill -5 1 £675 +60.71%
Staines - 1 £375 - 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 12 (80.00%) Selenium
2 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (60.00%) ISEB
3 8 (53.33%) Linux
4 7 (46.67%) SQL
4 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
5 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (40.00%) HP
5 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (40.00%) Defect Management
6 5 (33.33%) User Stories
6 5 (33.33%) C#
6 5 (33.33%) Java
6 5 (33.33%) SOAP
6 5 (33.33%) XML
6 5 (33.33%) Unix
6 5 (33.33%) Use Case
6 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (33.33%) Test Management
7 4 (26.67%) Load Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Hadoop
7 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
7 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
7 4 (26.67%) IBM
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) XML Messaging
7 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
7 4 (26.67%) Elasticsearch

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 (26.67%) Apache Spark
1 4 (26.67%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Big Data
1 4 (26.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.67%) XMLSpy
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
1 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Test Automation Developer
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Unix Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) XML Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Unix Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) SOAP
1 5 (33.33%) XML
2 4 (26.67%) Angular 2
2 4 (26.67%) AngularJS
2 4 (26.67%) XML Messaging
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 5 (33.33%) Test Management
4 5 (33.33%) Use Case
4 5 (33.33%) User Stories
5 4 (26.67%) Load Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Software Architecture
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 2 (13.33%) BDD
7 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
7 2 (13.33%) SDLC
7 2 (13.33%) TDD
7 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Re-Platforming
8 1 (6.67%) Smoke Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (26.67%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft