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 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 54 51 69
Rank change year-on-year -3 +18  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.24% 0.20% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.09% 0.93% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Median daily rate £200 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £300 £281
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 Oxfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 115 107 175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 20.39% 21.53% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 74 119
Median daily rate £425 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £136 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 12
Median hourly rate £17.77 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.92% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 5 £400 - 2
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 26 (100.00%) ISEB
2 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (84.62%) SQL
3 22 (84.62%) SDLC
4 21 (80.77%) Software Testing
4 21 (80.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (76.92%) Test Scripting
5 20 (76.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (11.54%) Test Management
7 3 (11.54%) JIRA
7 3 (11.54%) Open Source
7 3 (11.54%) SaaS
7 3 (11.54%) Confluence
7 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.69%) Matrix Management
8 2 (7.69%) Semantic Web
8 2 (7.69%) ITIL
8 2 (7.69%) Finance
8 2 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 2 (7.69%) Big Data
9 1 (3.85%) Spring Boot
9 1 (3.85%) AngularJS

ISTQB
Top Related 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 3 (11.54%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (80.77%) Tester
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Software Tester
2 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) SaaS Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Salesforce Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
4 1 (3.85%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.85%) Spring Boot
1 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Semantic Web
2 1 (3.85%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (84.62%) SDLC
3 21 (80.77%) Software Testing
3 21 (80.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (76.92%) Test Scripting
5 4 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) Open Source
6 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Test Management
6 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL
7 2 (7.69%) Matrix Management
7 2 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.85%) Informatics
8 1 (3.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (84.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) ISEB
2 20 (76.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Salesforce.com