Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 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 > Slough
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 41 45
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4 +15
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 0.34% 0.63% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 3.13% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Slough median daily rate £280 £413 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.12% +2.17% +53.81%
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
Slough 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 Slough with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Slough
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 52 64 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 17.45% 20.13% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 34 69
Slough median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +3.70% -8.78%
10th Percentile £271 £228 £204
90th Percentile £631 £449 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Slough median hourly rate £29.25 £38.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.03% +113.89% -6.49%
10th Percentile £19.80 £36.75 £9.50
90th Percentile £39.10 £40.25 £43.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Slough

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Slough

For the 6 months to 17 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 Slough region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Smart Meter
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP