Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 October 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 154 149
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 26 10 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.66% 0.25% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.37% 1.13% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 19
Berkshire median daily rate £360 £280 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -20.00% -4.44%
10th Percentile £263 £230 £260
90th Percentile £527 £459 £422
South East median daily rate £363 £339 £344
% change year-on-year +7.01% -1.38% -8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -11.11% - -

ISTQB 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 771 885 1,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.66% 22.18% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 401 563
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £199 £223 £248
90th Percentile £548 £588 £556
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 55 60
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.59% +8.00% -59.55%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £46.15 £38.90 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year +72.97% -15.91% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Berkshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Berkshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Berkshire over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Berkshire

ISTQB
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 within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 15 October 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 -5 8 £315 -8.36% 5
Wokingham - 3 £550 - 1
Maidenhead +3 2 - -
Slough -6 1 - -
Newbury -8 1 - - 2
Bracknell - 1 £485 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 19 (73.08%) ISEB
2 13 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (38.46%) Java
3 10 (38.46%) HP
4 9 (34.62%) QA
4 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
5 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
5 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
6 7 (26.92%) HP ALM
6 7 (26.92%) C#
6 7 (26.92%) Oracle
7 6 (23.08%) SQL
7 6 (23.08%) SDLC
7 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 6 (23.08%) V-Model
7 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (19.23%) JIRA
8 5 (19.23%) VB
8 5 (19.23%) SAN
8 5 (19.23%) LoadRunner
8 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
9 4 (15.38%) HTML
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
9 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
9 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing

ISTQB
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) Intranet
2 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) SNMP
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) DB2
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) JIRA
1 5 (19.23%) LoadRunner
2 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
2 3 (11.54%) HP UFT
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
2 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (7.69%) SpecFlow
3 2 (7.69%) TestPartner
4 1 (3.85%) AnthillPro
4 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.85%) Hudson
4 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.85%) JUnit
4 1 (3.85%) SonarQube
4 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Test Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Test Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Digital Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Engagement Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Tester
4 3 (11.54%) QA Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Test Engagement Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Web Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Web Applications Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Software Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Android
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
2 6 (23.08%) SDLC
2 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
2 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
2 6 (23.08%) V-Model
3 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
3 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 3 (11.54%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Defect Management
5 3 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Test Management
5 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
6 2 (7.69%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (7.69%) Decision-Making
6 2 (7.69%) Open Source
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) C#
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 5 (19.23%) VB
5 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) ISEB
2 13 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
6 2 (7.69%) Degree
7 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) HP ALM
2 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) HP
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) Zscaler