Period
to 16 January 2018

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 6 months to 16 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
South East > Surrey
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 96 131
Rank change year-on-year -30 +35 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 15 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.54% 1.04% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 5.21% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 7
Surrey median daily rate £373 £335 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.19% -19.28% +22.06%
10th Percentile £353 £280 £313
90th Percentile £493 £390 £558
South East median daily rate £330 £295 £350
% change year-on-year +11.86% -15.71% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £29.00

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Surrey
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 435 403 710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 15.73% 19.97% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 253 499
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +8.64%
10th Percentile £310 £261 £312
90th Percentile £575 £560 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £408 £400
% change year-on-year -1.84% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 33
Surrey median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -36.05% +102.35%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.63 £12.05
90th Percentile £49.75 £46.44 £63.60
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.34 £34.00
% change year-on-year +7.11% -31.35% +100.00%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reigate -33 10 £425 +54.55%
Redhill - 3 £373 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 (93.33%) ISTQB
2 13 (86.67%) SDLC
3 11 (73.33%) Software Testing
3 11 (73.33%) Scrum
3 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (66.67%) Regression Testing
4 10 (66.67%) SQL
4 10 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 10 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
5 9 (60.00%) Test Strategy
5 9 (60.00%) QA
6 8 (53.33%) Degree
6 8 (53.33%) Manual Testing
6 8 (53.33%) User Stories
6 8 (53.33%) T-SQL
6 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (33.33%) Python
7 5 (33.33%) Selenium
8 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (20.00%) JIRA
8 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
8 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Groovy
8 3 (20.00%) V-Model
8 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
8 3 (20.00%) HP
8 3 (20.00%) ISEB
9 2 (13.33%) Client/Server

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) QA Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Pensions Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Developer in Test
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) SDLC
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Scrum
2 11 (73.33%) Software Testing
3 10 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 10 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
3 10 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 9 (60.00%) Test Strategy
5 8 (53.33%) Manual Testing
5 8 (53.33%) User Stories
6 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (20.00%) V-Model
7 2 (13.33%) BDD
7 2 (13.33%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (13.33%) System Testing
7 2 (13.33%) TDD
7 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) T-SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (20.00%) Groovy
5 2 (13.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) ISTQB
2 8 (53.33%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Thunderhead