Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 November 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 65 -
Rank change year-on-year -15 - -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 5 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.68% 2.38% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.63% 17.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 0
Oxford median daily rate £220 £200 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Oxfordshire median daily rate £220 £200 £300
% change year-on-year +10.00% -33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Oxford with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Oxford
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 108 97 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 14.67% 13.59% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 78 110
Oxford median daily rate £450 £350 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -5.08% -4.84%
10th Percentile £243 £163 £133
90th Percentile £525 £532 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £439 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +12.50% +7.59% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
Oxford median hourly rate £17.89 £20.65 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.37% -62.46% +223.53%
10th Percentile £17.39 £15.74 £36.40
90th Percentile £34.13 £26.15 £59.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.89 £22.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -20.51% -39.19% +117.65%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Oxford

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Oxford region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (20.00%) SMS

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SMS
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Compliance Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Compliance Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Compliance Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) UAT Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland