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 24 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)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 59 67
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.12% 1.01% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.24% 5.17% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
Median daily rate £400 £305 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.14% +1.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
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 Oxfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 85 116 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 13.56% 19.59% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 84 76
Median daily rate £450 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £275 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 13
Median hourly rate £17.77 £28.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.64% -18.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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

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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 3 months to 24 June 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 +1 4 £425 +32.81%
Kidlington - 1 £425 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 14 (100.00%) ISEB
2 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
4 10 (71.43%) Test Management
4 10 (71.43%) Open Source
4 10 (71.43%) SaaS
4 10 (71.43%) Confluence
4 10 (71.43%) Waterfall
4 10 (71.43%) JIRA
4 10 (71.43%) Regression Testing
4 10 (71.43%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (64.29%) ITIL
5 9 (64.29%) Test Strategy
5 9 (64.29%) Matrix Management
5 9 (64.29%) Matrix Organization
6 4 (28.57%) SDLC
7 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 3 (21.43%) Semantic Web
7 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (21.43%) Big Data
8 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Project Management
8 2 (14.29%) Migration
8 2 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
9 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (7.14%) Finance

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 (71.43%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 10 (71.43%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Transformation Manager
3 2 (14.29%) SaaS Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Salesforce Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.14%) Spring Boot
1 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 10 (71.43%) Open Source
3 10 (71.43%) Regression Testing
3 10 (71.43%) Test Management
3 10 (71.43%) Waterfall
4 9 (64.29%) ITIL
4 9 (64.29%) Matrix Management
4 9 (64.29%) Matrix Organization
4 9 (64.29%) Test Strategy
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Migration
7 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Project Management
8 1 (7.14%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Salesforce.com
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