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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 44 47
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.25% 0.66% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 3.85% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £425 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.81% +6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

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 Oxford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxford
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40 52 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 12.50% 17.16% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 45 34
Median daily rate £450 £363 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -8.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £305 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.77 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 9 (100.00%) ISEB
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
3 7 (77.78%) Test Management
3 7 (77.78%) Open Source
3 7 (77.78%) SaaS
3 7 (77.78%) Confluence
3 7 (77.78%) Waterfall
3 7 (77.78%) JIRA
3 7 (77.78%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (77.78%) Regression Testing
4 6 (66.67%) ITIL
4 6 (66.67%) Matrix Management
4 6 (66.67%) Test Strategy
4 6 (66.67%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Semantic Web
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Big Data
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Informatics
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Publishing
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Spring Boot

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 (77.78%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 2 (22.22%) SaaS Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Salesforce Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 1 (11.11%) Spring Boot
1 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
3 7 (77.78%) Open Source
3 7 (77.78%) Regression Testing
3 7 (77.78%) Test Management
3 7 (77.78%) Waterfall
4 6 (66.67%) ITIL
4 6 (66.67%) Matrix Management
4 6 (66.67%) Matrix Organization
4 6 (66.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Informatics
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Salesforce.com