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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 54 81 81
Rank change year-on-year
+27 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 36 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.88% 0.56% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.78% 3.18% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 4 0
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£450 £381 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -6.00%
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
334 220 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 26.70% 17.53% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 121 151
Average daily rate £400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 20
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -41.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £14.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.84 £47.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -2 26 £450 +50.00% 2
Guildford - 2 - - 2
Reigate - 1 £400 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 48 (76.19%) Test Management
1 48 (76.19%) SC Cleared
1 48 (76.19%) Security Cleared
2 44 (69.84%) HP
3 43 (68.25%) HP Quality Center
4 38 (60.32%) XML
5 37 (58.73%) Use Case
6 22 (34.92%) UNIX
6 22 (34.92%) SOAP
6 22 (34.92%) SoapUI
7 21 (33.33%) XML Messaging
7 21 (33.33%) SQL
8 20 (31.75%) PL/SQL
9 19 (30.16%) Oracle
9 19 (30.16%) Shell Script
9 19 (30.16%) Telecoms
9 19 (30.16%) Incident Management
10 17 (26.98%) Oracle Database
11 16 (25.40%) TCP/IP
11 16 (25.40%) Perl
12 15 (23.81%) Test Planning
12 15 (23.81%) Test Scripting
13 14 (22.22%) Security Testing
13 14 (22.22%) Validation
14 13 (20.63%) System Testing
15 10 (15.87%) ISEB
16 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
17 7 (11.11%) QA
17 7 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 7 (11.11%) Test Strategy

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.98%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.17%) VoltDB
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (34.92%) SoapUI
2 5 (7.94%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.17%) JMeter
3 2 (3.17%) JIRA
General
1 19 (30.16%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (44.44%) Test Manager
2 22 (34.92%) Test Analyst
2 22 (34.92%) Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Architect
3 8 (12.70%) Test Architect
4 6 (9.52%) Programme Test Manager
4 6 (9.52%) Programme Manager
5 5 (7.94%) Tester
6 4 (6.35%) Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Testing Consultant
7 2 (3.17%) Systems Tester
7 2 (3.17%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.17%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Senior Tester
7 2 (3.17%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (60.32%) XML
2 22 (34.92%) SOAP
3 21 (33.33%) XML Messaging
4 3 (4.76%) Web Services
5 2 (3.17%) .NET
6 1 (1.59%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Smart Meter
2 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.17%) W3C
4 2 (3.17%) CMDB
5 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.92%) UNIX
2 1 (1.59%) Windows
2 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (76.19%) Test Management
2 37 (58.73%) Use Case
3 19 (30.16%) Incident Management
4 15 (23.81%) Test Scripting
4 15 (23.81%) Test Planning
5 14 (22.22%) Security Testing
5 14 (22.22%) Validation
6 13 (20.63%) System Testing
7 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 6 (9.52%) Software Testing
9 6 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (9.52%) SDLC
10 5 (7.94%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.94%) ITIL
10 5 (7.94%) Integration Testing
10 5 (7.94%) Performance Testing
11 4 (6.35%) Test Automation
11 4 (6.35%) Service Management
11 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) SQL
2 20 (31.75%) PL/SQL
3 19 (30.16%) Shell Script
4 16 (25.40%) Perl
5 2 (3.17%) Java
6 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (76.19%) SC Cleared
1 48 (76.19%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.87%) ISEB
3 7 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 43 (68.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (69.84%) HP
2 19 (30.16%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) SAP
3 4 (6.35%) Remedy
4 3 (4.76%) BMC