The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 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)
Surrey / Guildford
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 24 28
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford - 1.41% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category - 6.06% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £388 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £300
% change year-on-year +4.94% +11.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +22.85% +133.33%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Guildford
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 25 33 70
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 22.12% 23.24% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 49
Median daily rate £500 £450 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +35.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £333 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.57% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.43 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.67% -14.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Guildford citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Guildford

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Guildford

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Guildford region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (100.00%) Oozie
1 2 (100.00%) Apache Spark
1 2 (100.00%) Angular 2

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford 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 2 (100.00%) Apache Spark
1 2 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Angular 2
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Oozie