Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 October 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 79 95
Rank change year-on-year -11 +16 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.55% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.39% 1.29% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Reading median daily rate £315 £344 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.36% +9.91% -13.72%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £274
90th Percentile £404 £426 £394
Berkshire median daily rate £360 £280 £369
% change year-on-year +28.57% -24.07% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire 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 Reading with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Reading
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 335 311 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 23.07% 24.76% 29.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 155 236
Reading median daily rate £401 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.49% +3.75% -4.08%
10th Percentile £160 £246 £228
90th Percentile £575 £608 £566
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 14
Reading median hourly rate £35.50 £22.38 £31.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.66% -29.86% +3.24%
10th Percentile £17.30 £13.88 £21.27
90th Percentile £63.63 £46.75 £51.94
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +62.96% +8.00% -59.55%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Reading

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Reading

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Reading over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Reading region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (75.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) VB
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) SAN
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (50.00%) HP ALM
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) API Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Software Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) API Testing
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Presales
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle