Period
to 25 June 2019

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 25 June 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 144 143 137
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 +24
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 28 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.67% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 2.31% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 10
Berkshire median daily rate £373 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.62% -3.70% -0.74%
10th Percentile £322 £291 £224
90th Percentile £506 £423 £447
South East median daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £62.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -8.05% -74.41%

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 972 737 890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 23.37% 19.02% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 353 388
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £256 £263 £228
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £445 £425 £411
% change year-on-year +4.71% +3.41% +2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 28 81
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.58 £27.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.78% +80.00% -1.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.12 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £51.88 £53.75
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.57% +75.00% -44.44%

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 25 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB in Berkshire

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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 25 June 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 -15 9 £375 +15.38%
Bracknell - 2 £225 -
Slough -7 1 £450 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, 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 24 (85.71%) ISEB
2 17 (60.71%) QA
3 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (50.00%) Java
4 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 13 (46.43%) Scrum
6 11 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
7 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
8 9 (32.14%) HTML
8 9 (32.14%) Oracle
8 9 (32.14%) HP
9 8 (28.57%) Regression Testing
9 8 (28.57%) Degree
9 8 (28.57%) SDLC
10 7 (25.00%) JIRA
10 7 (25.00%) Selenium
10 7 (25.00%) Manual Testing
11 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
11 6 (21.43%) Black-Box Testing
11 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
11 6 (21.43%) Test Planning
12 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
12 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
12 5 (17.86%) V-Model
12 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
12 5 (17.86%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (17.86%) Intranet

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 3 (10.71%) Apache
1 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) FileZilla
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Google Analytics
2 1 (3.57%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Intranet
2 1 (3.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) DB2
1 1 (3.57%) Endeca
1 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) JIRA
1 7 (25.00%) Selenium
2 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.71%) Ant
3 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.71%) HP UFT
3 3 (10.71%) JBehave
3 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.71%) LoadRunner
3 3 (10.71%) Maven
3 3 (10.71%) Robot Framework
3 3 (10.71%) Subversion
4 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.57%) JMeter
5 1 (3.57%) JProfiler
5 1 (3.57%) Protractor
5 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.57%) TestPartner
5 1 (3.57%) XMLSpy
General
1 4 (14.29%) Marketing
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) QA Analyst
3 8 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Web Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Developer in Test
6 3 (10.71%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Engagement Manager
6 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
6 3 (10.71%) Java Developer in Test
6 3 (10.71%) QA Automation Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Test Engagement Manager
6 3 (10.71%) Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Web Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) HTML
2 3 (10.71%) CSS
2 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
2 3 (10.71%) Spring
2 3 (10.71%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (3.57%) Middleware
4 1 (3.57%) REST
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) AS400
2 1 (3.57%) DataPower
2 1 (3.57%) iSeries
2 1 (3.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Solaris
2 1 (3.57%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (46.43%) Scrum
4 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
6 8 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 8 (28.57%) SDLC
7 7 (25.00%) Manual Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Black-Box Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
8 6 (21.43%) Test Planning
9 5 (17.86%) CAD
9 5 (17.86%) V-Model
9 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
10 4 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
10 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (14.29%) System Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Wireframes
11 3 (10.71%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (17.86%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) Python
3 4 (14.29%) TypeScript
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (85.71%) ISEB
2 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (28.57%) Degree
4 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
4 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (60.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) HP ALM
2 1 (3.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) HP
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.57%) BMC
3 1 (3.57%) Coremetrics
3 1 (3.57%) Google
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Vitria