Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 159 172
Rank change year-on-year +12 +13 -18
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 21 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.54% 0.050% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.72% 0.23% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 6
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -9.09% -21.43%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £250
90th Percentile £456 £275 £428
South East median daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +15.38% -1.52% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 - -

ISTQB Foundation Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 771 884 1,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.84% 22.00% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 401 579
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £208 £223 £250
90th Percentile £540 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 54 62
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.59% +8.00% -48.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £46.60 £39.75 £37.40
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +77.78% -4.26% -2.57%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Berkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Berkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Berkshire over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Berkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 26 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 5 £399 -
Wokingham - 3 £375 - 1
Newbury - 1 - - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 15 (71.43%) HP
1 15 (71.43%) ISEB
2 14 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 12 (57.14%) HP ALM
4 11 (52.38%) Software Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Java
6 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (33.33%) QA
6 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
7 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
8 5 (23.81%) SQL
8 5 (23.81%) VB
8 5 (23.81%) Oracle
8 5 (23.81%) C#
8 5 (23.81%) SAN
8 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
8 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Validation
8 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
9 4 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
9 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (19.05%) Traceability Matrix

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) 2G
2 3 (14.29%) 3G
2 3 (14.29%) 4G
2 3 (14.29%) GSM
2 3 (14.29%) SCCP
2 3 (14.29%) SIGTRAN
2 3 (14.29%) UMTS
3 2 (9.52%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (9.52%) Internet
3 2 (9.52%) ISUP
3 2 (9.52%) LTE
3 2 (9.52%) SS7
3 2 (9.52%) tcpdump
3 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.76%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) SMPP
4 1 (4.76%) TCAP
4 1 (4.76%) VoIP
4 1 (4.76%) WAN
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
2 3 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 3 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) TestPartner
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Test Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Engagement Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Tester
3 3 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Test Engagement Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Web Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Web Applications Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Project Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Test Project Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Test Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Software Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 6 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
4 5 (23.81%) Validation
5 4 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (19.05%) Traceability Matrix
5 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
6 3 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
6 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 3 (14.29%) SDLC
6 3 (14.29%) V-Model
7 2 (9.52%) ITIL
7 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
7 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) C#
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) ISEB
2 14 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (9.52%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (57.14%) HP ALM
2 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) HP
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Zscaler