The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
South East / Surrey
Rank 67 99 94
Rank change year-on-year +32 -5  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 18 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.57% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.04% 0.81% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 2
Median daily rate £295 £415 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.91% +38.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £314 £358
% change year-on-year +3.58% -12.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £109.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +385.55%  

ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Surrey.

Academic & Professional Certification
Surrey
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 224 370 387
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 19.50% 29.02% 27.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 252 183
Median daily rate £401 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.83% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £578 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 31 15
Median hourly rate £18.50 £43.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.97% +18.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.13 £61.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Surrey

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Surrey

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Surrey over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Surrey

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Surrey

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford - 9 £280 -
Reigate -5 4 £338 -18.67%
Leatherhead +24 3 £403 -30.00% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Surrey region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 14 (60.87%) Telecoms
2 13 (56.52%) ISEB
3 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (43.48%) ISTQB
4 10 (43.48%) Use Case
4 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
4 10 (43.48%) SQL
5 9 (39.13%) HP
5 9 (39.13%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (39.13%) SDLC
6 8 (34.78%) Selenium
6 8 (34.78%) Six Sigma
7 7 (30.43%) Wireframes
8 6 (26.09%) User Stories
8 6 (26.09%) Finance
9 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
9 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Business Analysis
9 5 (21.74%) Banking
9 5 (21.74%) Defect Management
9 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
9 5 (21.74%) Prototyping
10 4 (17.39%) Software Architecture
10 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
10 4 (17.39%) TDD
10 4 (17.39%) XML Messaging
10 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (17.39%) Test Management
10 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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 1 (4.35%) GSM
1 1 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) LoadRunner
3 2 (8.70%) Protractor
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
3 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) MSTest
4 1 (4.35%) NUnit
4 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (60.87%) Telecoms
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
3 5 (21.74%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Process Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Business Process Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Telecoms Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Unix Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) XML Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Business Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Manual Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Unix Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) SOAP
1 4 (17.39%) XML
1 4 (17.39%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
2 10 (43.48%) Use Case
3 9 (39.13%) SDLC
4 8 (34.78%) Six Sigma
5 7 (30.43%) Wireframes
6 6 (26.09%) User Stories
7 5 (21.74%) Business Analysis
7 5 (21.74%) Defect Management
7 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Prototyping
7 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
8 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Software Architecture
8 4 (17.39%) TDD
8 4 (17.39%) Test Management
8 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Groovy
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) ISEB
2 10 (43.48%) ISTQB
3 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) IBM
Redhill, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago