Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 61 -
Rank change year-on-year -12 - +53
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.64% 2.66% -
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% 19.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 0
Oxford median daily rate £450 £200 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +125.00% - -
Oxfordshire median daily rate £413 £200 £300
% change year-on-year +106.25% -33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 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 97 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 14.75% 13.60% 20.36%
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 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +9.69% +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 10
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 £39.45
90th Percentile £34.13 £26.15 £76.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.89 £22.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -20.51% -39.19% +117.65%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Oxford

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Oxford

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Oxford over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Oxford region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 12 (100.00%) ISEB
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Regression Testing
2 7 (58.33%) JIRA
2 7 (58.33%) Matrix Management
2 7 (58.33%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) Test Management
2 7 (58.33%) Open Source
2 7 (58.33%) SaaS
2 7 (58.33%) Confluence
2 7 (58.33%) Waterfall
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
2 7 (58.33%) Matrix Organization
3 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) Data Protection
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (8.33%) SMS

ISTQB
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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (58.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Test Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Test Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Compliance Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Test Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Transformation Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Compliance Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Data Compliance Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SaaS Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Salesforce Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) UAT Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) Matrix Management
2 7 (58.33%) Matrix Organization
2 7 (58.33%) Open Source
2 7 (58.33%) Regression Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Test Management
2 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
2 7 (58.33%) Waterfall
3 5 (41.67%) Data Protection
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Salesforce.com