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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 36 - 45
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.79% - 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.26% - 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £283
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.17% +80.00%  

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 54 46 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 19.29% 19.41% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 37 76
Median daily rate £375 £320 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.18% -32.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £493 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Oxford over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Oxford

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 24 (100.00%) ISEB
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (87.50%) SQL
3 20 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (83.33%) SDLC
4 19 (79.17%) Test Scripting
4 19 (79.17%) Software Testing
5 18 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (12.50%) JIRA
6 3 (12.50%) Test Management
6 3 (12.50%) Open Source
6 3 (12.50%) SaaS
6 3 (12.50%) Confluence
6 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.33%) Big Data
7 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Matrix Management
7 2 (8.33%) Semantic Web
7 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.33%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) ITIL
8 1 (4.17%) Finance
8 1 (4.17%) Publishing
8 1 (4.17%) Migration

ISTQB
Top Related 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 3 (12.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Tester
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SaaS Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Salesforce Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.17%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.17%) Spring Boot
1 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Semantic Web
2 1 (4.17%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (83.33%) SDLC
2 20 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (79.17%) Software Testing
3 19 (79.17%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) Open Source
4 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Test Management
4 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) Matrix Management
5 2 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.17%) Informatics
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) ISEB
2 18 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Salesforce.com