The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reigate with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Surrey / Reigate
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reigate 19.05% 3.13% 7.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 66.67% 14.29% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Median daily rate £375 £415 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.63% +38.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
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 Reigate.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reigate
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 12 7 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reigate 28.57% 21.88% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 4
Median daily rate £400 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Reigate

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reigate 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 Reigate

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reigate

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Reigate

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reigate

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Reigate over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Reigate

ISTQB
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reigate

For the 6 months to 28 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 Reigate region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 9 (100.00%) Finance
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) Test Strategy
4 5 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (55.56%) Performance Testing
4 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (55.56%) Banking
4 5 (55.56%) C#
4 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
5 4 (44.44%) HP
5 4 (44.44%) ISEB
5 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
5 4 (44.44%) TDD
5 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Selenium
5 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (33.33%) System Testing
6 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Scrum
6 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 3 (33.33%) Line Management
6 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 3 (33.33%) SDLC
6 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
7 2 (22.22%) Protractor

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reigate 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Protractor
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 1 (11.11%) MSTest
3 1 (11.11%) NUnit
General
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
3 5 (55.56%) Performance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 4 (44.44%) TDD
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (33.33%) Line Management
5 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) SDLC
5 3 (33.33%) System Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (44.44%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP