Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 137 158
Rank change year-on-year -9 +21 -9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 24 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.62% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.10% 1.74% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 12
Berkshire median daily rate £360 £325 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -5.80% -8.00%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £266
90th Percentile £520 £456 £430
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £170.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% -73.53% +1033.33%

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 774 861 1,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.84% 22.47% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 379 619
Berkshire median daily rate £401 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.76% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £218 £235 £255
90th Percentile £564 £600 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 68 56
Berkshire median hourly rate £27.00 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +8.00% -48.18%
10th Percentile £12.08 £12.00 £9.22
90th Percentile £45.88 £42.25 £26.50
South East median hourly rate £34.00 £20.00 £24.28
% change year-on-year +70.00% -17.63% +0.66%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 0 8 £355 +18.33% 2
Newbury -7 3 £288 - 1
Wokingham -12 2 £550 +62.96% 1
Bracknell 0 1 £485 -
Maidenhead -5 1 - -
Slough - 1 - - 1
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 16 (66.67%) ISEB
2 12 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (37.50%) HP
3 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 7 (29.17%) HP ALM
5 7 (29.17%) Java
5 7 (29.17%) C#
5 7 (29.17%) Oracle
6 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
7 5 (20.83%) QA
7 5 (20.83%) VB
7 5 (20.83%) SAN
8 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.67%) Test Management
8 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (16.67%) SDLC
9 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
9 3 (12.50%) V-Model
9 3 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
9 3 (12.50%) Selenium

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 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) Intranet
2 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) SNMP
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) DB2
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (12.50%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (8.33%) HP UFT
3 2 (8.33%) JIRA
3 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.17%) AnthillPro
4 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.17%) Hudson
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.17%) JUnit
4 1 (4.17%) SonarQube
4 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.17%) TestPartner
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Tester
5 3 (12.50%) Software Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Engagement Manager
6 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Test Engagement Manager
7 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) LAN/WAN Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Test Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) Mason
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
5 4 (16.67%) SDLC
5 4 (16.67%) Test Management
6 3 (12.50%) ITIL
6 3 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.50%) V-Model
7 2 (8.33%) API Testing
7 2 (8.33%) BDD
7 2 (8.33%) Defect Management
7 2 (8.33%) Open Source
7 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) C#
1 7 (29.17%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) ISEB
2 12 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) HP ALM
2 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) HP
2 7 (29.17%) Oracle
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) Zscaler