Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 93 102
Rank change year-on-year +13 +9 -5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.48% 0.28% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.89% 0.96% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 6
Reading median daily rate £325 £301 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% -24.64% +13.93%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £341
90th Percentile £338 £395 £473
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £394 £343
% change year-on-year -17.46% +14.96% -2.14%
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 318 418 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 25.24% 29.48% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 199 294
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £227 £250
90th Percentile £600 £565 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.69% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 57
Reading median hourly rate £19.38 £36.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.17% +16.50% +76.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.19 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £57.33
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.60 £15.75 £30.90
% change year-on-year -20.00% -49.03% +68.16%

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Reading region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 5 (83.33%) Palo Alto
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Content Management
2 1 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Ariba
2 1 (16.67%) SAP BW
2 1 (16.67%) SAP MM

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
1 1 (16.67%) Content Management
1 1 (16.67%) Creative Thinking
1 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
1 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Line Management
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (16.67%) System Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
1 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
1 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
1 1 (16.67%) QA
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Palo Alto
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Ariba
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP