Period
to 15 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 171 149
Rank change year-on-year +25 -22 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 29 6 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.68% 0.15% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.20% 0.65% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 20
Berkshire median daily rate £398 £280 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.96% -28.89% +8.62%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £263
90th Percentile £568 £280 £430
South East median daily rate £363 £338 £313
% change year-on-year +7.41% +8.00% -15.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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 905 923 1,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.08% 22.39% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 436 500
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.34% +2.81% -
10th Percentile £218 £228 £251
90th Percentile £575 £598 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 51 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.75 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.92% -25.00% -48.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £39.50 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £25.12 £27.50
% change year-on-year +45.30% -8.65% -11.00%

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 December 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 December 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 -3 9 £315 - 5
Wokingham - 6 £550 - 1
Maidenhead +6 3 £300 -
Bracknell - 1 £485 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 17 (58.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 16 (55.17%) ISEB
3 15 (51.72%) QA
4 14 (48.28%) HP
5 13 (44.83%) Test Automation
6 12 (41.38%) Java
7 9 (31.03%) LoadRunner
7 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (31.03%) Test Strategy
8 7 (24.14%) Defect Management
8 7 (24.14%) HP ALM
8 7 (24.14%) Degree
8 7 (24.14%) JIRA
8 7 (24.14%) HP UFT
8 7 (24.14%) C#
8 7 (24.14%) SQL
8 7 (24.14%) Oracle
9 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
9 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
10 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
10 5 (17.24%) TestPartner
10 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
10 5 (17.24%) VB
10 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
10 5 (17.24%) HTML
10 5 (17.24%) SAN
10 5 (17.24%) Decision-Making
10 5 (17.24%) TMMi
10 5 (17.24%) SDLC
10 5 (17.24%) Test Planning

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) SNMP
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) DB2
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
1 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) LoadRunner
2 7 (24.14%) HP UFT
2 7 (24.14%) JIRA
3 5 (17.24%) TestPartner
4 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
4 4 (13.79%) Selenium
5 2 (6.90%) AnthillPro
5 2 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.90%) Hudson
5 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.90%) JUnit
5 2 (6.90%) SonarQube
5 2 (6.90%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
5 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Test Manager
2 9 (31.03%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Digital Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Engagement Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Programme Manager
4 4 (13.79%) QA Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Test Engagement Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Web Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Web Applications Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Programme Test Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Test Programme Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Junior
6 2 (6.90%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Software Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.90%) SOAP
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Android
1 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Test Automation
2 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) Test Strategy
3 7 (24.14%) Defect Management
4 5 (17.24%) Decision-Making
4 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
4 5 (17.24%) SDLC
4 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Test Planning
4 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
4 5 (17.24%) TMMi
4 5 (17.24%) V-Model
5 4 (13.79%) Scrum
6 3 (10.34%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (10.34%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Regulatory Compliance
6 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.90%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Java
2 7 (24.14%) C#
2 7 (24.14%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) VB
4 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (58.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 16 (55.17%) ISEB
3 7 (24.14%) Degree
4 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
5 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (51.72%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) HP ALM
2 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) HP
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Zscaler