Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 138 112
Rank change year-on-year -6 -26 +25
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 19 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.58% 0.30% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.06% 1.94% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 13
Surrey median daily rate £400 £320 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -7.25% +6.15%
10th Percentile £323 £310 £313
90th Percentile £430 £358 £443
South East median daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate £40.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 621 412 514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 19.04% 15.34% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 264 335
Surrey median daily rate £463 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -1.16% +7.50%
10th Percentile £293 £268 £269
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 16 27
Surrey median hourly rate £45.00 £19.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.77% -43.38% -6.21%
10th Percentile £14.66 £13.44 £12.70
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.38 £47.60
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £24.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +64.10% -11.36% -11.00%

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 22 October 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 October 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 -8 9 £400 -
Woking - 3 £375 -
Leatherhead - 2 £400 -
Redhill 0 1 - -
Camberley - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 17 (89.47%) ISTQB
2 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (78.95%) Test Automation
3 15 (78.95%) Test Strategy
4 14 (73.68%) SQL
4 14 (73.68%) Scrum
5 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (42.11%) Regression Testing
6 8 (42.11%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
7 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
7 7 (36.84%) User Stories
7 7 (36.84%) HP
7 7 (36.84%) TDD
8 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
8 6 (31.58%) Selenium
8 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
8 6 (31.58%) ISEB
8 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
8 6 (31.58%) Finance
8 6 (31.58%) C#
8 6 (31.58%) Agile Testing
8 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (31.58%) WebDriver
8 6 (31.58%) Acceptance Criteria
9 5 (26.32%) HP ALM
9 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
9 5 (26.32%) Kanban
10 4 (21.05%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (21.05%) Software Testing

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 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
1 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (31.58%) WebDriver
2 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (10.53%) JIRA
4 2 (10.53%) Protractor
4 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
4 2 (10.53%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
1 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Automation Tester
4 3 (15.79%) QA Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Software Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Developer in Test
5 2 (10.53%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) RESTful
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (78.95%) Test Automation
2 15 (78.95%) Test Strategy
3 14 (73.68%) Scrum
4 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (42.11%) Regression Testing
6 7 (36.84%) TDD
6 7 (36.84%) User Stories
7 6 (31.58%) Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (31.58%) Agile Testing
7 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
7 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
7 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
8 5 (26.32%) Kanban
9 4 (21.05%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (21.05%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (21.05%) DevOps
9 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
9 4 (21.05%) SDLC
9 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) Python
4 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
4 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.26%) C
6 1 (5.26%) C++
6 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) ISTQB
2 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) ISEB
4 4 (21.05%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (26.32%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle