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 June 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
South East / Surrey
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 91 92
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 7 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.57% 0.55% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.47% 2.26% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Median daily rate £320 £310 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £321 £338
% change year-on-year +1.16% -4.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £25.00

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 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 202 310 340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 16.50% 24.24% 26.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 212 202
Median daily rate £400 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £326 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 22
Median hourly rate £19.00 £46.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.69% +155.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.46 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £118.50 £50.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

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 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Redhill -12 6 £320 -30.43%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 15 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 14 (56.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (44.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (44.00%) Telecoms
3 11 (44.00%) HP
3 11 (44.00%) ISEB
4 9 (36.00%) SDLC
5 8 (32.00%) Defect Management
5 8 (32.00%) Finance
5 8 (32.00%) Six Sigma
5 8 (32.00%) SQL
5 8 (32.00%) Selenium
6 7 (28.00%) Use Case
6 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (24.00%) JIRA
8 5 (20.00%) Java
8 5 (20.00%) Linux
8 5 (20.00%) Python
8 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.00%) Groovy
8 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 5 (20.00%) User Stories
9 4 (16.00%) Wireframes
9 4 (16.00%) Prototyping
9 4 (16.00%) Scrum
9 4 (16.00%) Banking
9 4 (16.00%) Performance 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 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) JIRA
3 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.00%) Protractor
5 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.00%) MSTest
6 1 (4.00%) NUnit
General
1 11 (44.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (32.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (32.00%) Process Analyst
4 6 (24.00%) Business Process Analyst
5 5 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Pensions Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Telecoms Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Unix Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) XML Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Unix Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) SOAP
1 3 (12.00%) XML
1 3 (12.00%) XML Messaging
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (36.00%) SDLC
4 8 (32.00%) Defect Management
4 8 (32.00%) Six Sigma
5 7 (28.00%) Use Case
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (20.00%) User Stories
7 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
7 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Prototyping
7 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Scrum
7 4 (16.00%) Wireframes
8 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
8 3 (12.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) Groovy
2 5 (20.00%) Java
2 5 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.00%) C++
4 2 (8.00%) Embedded C++
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (44.00%) ISEB
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) HP
2 3 (12.00%) IBM
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle