Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 163 153
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 +23
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 15 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.35% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 0.71% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Berkshire median daily rate £525 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.48% +7.64% -11.66%
10th Percentile £365 £363 £311
90th Percentile £575 £456 £417
South East median daily rate £400 £360 £323
% change year-on-year +11.11% +11.63% -7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

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 994 840 963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 23.07% 20.93% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 389 426
Berkshire median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £295 £240
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 35 72
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.56 £15.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +5.26% -29.33%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.69 £46.40 £55.46
South East median hourly rate £26.42 £27.00 £22.52
% change year-on-year -2.17% +19.89% -20.63%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 -23 3 £374 -16.94%
Wokingham - 2 £550 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 13 (86.67%) ISTQB
1 13 (86.67%) QA
2 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 8 (53.33%) ISEB
2 8 (53.33%) LoadRunner
3 7 (46.67%) HP
3 7 (46.67%) HP UFT
3 7 (46.67%) Defect Management
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Degree
5 5 (33.33%) JIRA
5 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Scrum
5 5 (33.33%) HTML
5 5 (33.33%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) TestPartner
6 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
6 4 (26.67%) V-Model
6 4 (26.67%) SDLC
6 4 (26.67%) Decision-Making
7 3 (20.00%) Wireframes
7 3 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (20.00%) System Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Marketing
7 3 (20.00%) User Stories
7 3 (20.00%) User Experience

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 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) LoadRunner
2 7 (46.67%) HP UFT
3 5 (33.33%) JIRA
4 4 (26.67%) TestPartner
General
1 3 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) QA Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Digital Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Engagement Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Programme Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Test Engagement Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Test Programme Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Web Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Junior
6 1 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (46.67%) Defect Management
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Decision-Making
5 4 (26.67%) SDLC
5 4 (26.67%) V-Model
5 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (20.00%) System Testing
6 3 (20.00%) User Stories
6 3 (20.00%) Wireframes
7 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 2 (13.33%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (13.33%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) ISTQB
2 8 (53.33%) ISEB
3 5 (33.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (86.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix