Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 89 107
Rank change year-on-year +1 +18 -26
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 17 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.38% 1.57% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.67% 10.58% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 1
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £200 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -33.33% -
South East median daily rate £350 £320 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% -14.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - £25.00

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 196 189 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 15.93% 14.87% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 137 192
Oxfordshire median daily rate £439 £390 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.76% -1.34%
10th Percentile £214 £197 £200
90th Percentile £525 £527 £520
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 20
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.89 £25.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.46% -21.88% +88.24%
10th Percentile £16.63 £17.64 £15.77
90th Percentile £28.78 £49.05 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% +17.24% +70.59%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Oxfordshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Oxfordshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Oxfordshire

ISTQB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB in Oxfordshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -5 12 £450 +125.00%
Kidlington - 3 £500 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 17 (100.00%) ISEB
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Regression Testing
2 12 (70.59%) Waterfall
3 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
3 11 (64.71%) JIRA
4 10 (58.82%) Matrix Management
4 10 (58.82%) Test Management
4 10 (58.82%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (58.82%) ITIL
4 10 (58.82%) Open Source
4 10 (58.82%) SaaS
4 10 (58.82%) Confluence
4 10 (58.82%) Test Strategy
4 10 (58.82%) Matrix Organization
5 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
6 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (29.41%) SDLC
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (5.88%) Keyword-Driven Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Big Data
8 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 10 (58.82%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (58.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Test Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Transformation Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Test Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Compliance Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Regression Test Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Compliance Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Data Compliance Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Manual Tester
6 1 (5.88%) SaaS Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Salesforce Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Manual Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Regression Testing
2 12 (70.59%) Waterfall
3 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
4 10 (58.82%) ITIL
4 10 (58.82%) Matrix Management
4 10 (58.82%) Matrix Organization
4 10 (58.82%) Open Source
4 10 (58.82%) Test Management
4 10 (58.82%) Test Strategy
5 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
6 5 (29.41%) SDLC
6 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (5.88%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.88%) SAP