Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 96 102
Rank change year-on-year +14 +6 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.32% 0.34% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 1.20% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 8
Reading median daily rate £344 £301 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.39% -24.88% +23.08%
10th Percentile £255 £270 £346
90th Percentile £426 £395 £445
Berkshire median daily rate £280 £369 £375
% change year-on-year -24.07% -1.67% +7.14%
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 305 415 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 24.13% 28.46% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 203 276
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +9.32%
10th Percentile £260 £226 £257
90th Percentile £600 £573 £544
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 63
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £36.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.56% +16.50% +81.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.63 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £54.94
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%

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 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 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 Reading region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (25.00%) PMO
3 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (25.00%) Data Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Creative Thinking
3 1 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (25.00%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Assurance Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) PMO
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Ariba
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Twitter