Period
to 24 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 44 -
Rank change year-on-year -35 - +63
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 24 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.43% 3.54% -
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% 21.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 24 0
Oxford median daily rate £500 £200 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +150.00% - -
Oxfordshire median daily rate £500 £200 £333
% change year-on-year +150.00% -39.85% +31.03%
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 51 111 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 7.29% 16.37% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 83 115
Oxford median daily rate £425 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -10.71% -22.22%
10th Percentile £216 £150 £130
90th Percentile £536 £535 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £405 £350
% change year-on-year +5.00% +15.64% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Oxford median hourly rate £20.50 £18.72 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.54% -65.97% +185.71%
10th Percentile £16.96 £15.74 £18.50
90th Percentile £42.15 £22.60 £76.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £30.25 £20.65 £50.00
% change year-on-year +46.52% -58.71% +159.74%

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) SaaS
1 3 (100.00%) Confluence
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Matrix Organization

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 3 (100.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Test Manager
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Manager
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Manager
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Test Manager
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (33.33%) Transformation Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 3 (100.00%) Matrix Organization
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Salesforce.com