Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 122 141
Rank change year-on-year -19 +19 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 21 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.64% 0.79% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.52% 4.44% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 6
Surrey median daily rate £400 £320 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £375 £268 £300
90th Percentile £435 £388 £460
South East median daily rate £360 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +10.77% +1.56% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate £40.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 - £170.00

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 597 450 673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 18.15% 17.83% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 303 471
Surrey median daily rate £470 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.59% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £300
90th Percentile £605 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +3.41% +2.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 34
Surrey median hourly rate £35.00 £18.50 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.19% -58.19% +10.63%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.79 £10.38
90th Percentile £52.75 £49.38 £60.00
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% -10.00% +11.11%

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 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 18 July 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 -16 17 £400 +18.52% 1
Woking - 2 - -
Redhill +15 1 - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (95.24%) SQL
2 20 (95.24%) Scrum
2 20 (95.24%) Test Automation
2 20 (95.24%) Test Strategy
3 19 (90.48%) ISTQB
4 16 (76.19%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (76.19%) Regression Testing
5 15 (71.43%) TDD
6 14 (66.67%) Software Engineering
6 14 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (66.67%) Finance
6 14 (66.67%) E-Commerce
6 14 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
7 13 (61.90%) Visual Studio
7 13 (61.90%) WebDriver
7 13 (61.90%) Selenium
8 12 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (57.14%) HP
9 11 (52.38%) Performance Testing
9 11 (52.38%) Banking
10 10 (47.62%) TeamCity
10 10 (47.62%) C#
10 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
10 10 (47.62%) Protractor
11 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
12 4 (19.05%) Docker
12 4 (19.05%) SpecFlow
12 4 (19.05%) Microservices
12 4 (19.05%) SDLC

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 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (61.90%) Selenium
1 13 (61.90%) Visual Studio
1 13 (61.90%) WebDriver
2 12 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (47.62%) Protractor
3 10 (47.62%) TeamCity
4 4 (19.05%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
General
1 14 (66.67%) Finance
2 11 (52.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
1 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Tester
3 6 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 6 (28.57%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Selenium Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Software Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Developer in Test
5 2 (9.52%) QA Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Pensions Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (95.24%) Scrum
2 20 (95.24%) Test Automation
2 20 (95.24%) Test Strategy
3 16 (76.19%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (76.19%) Regression Testing
4 15 (71.43%) TDD
5 14 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 14 (66.67%) E-Commerce
5 14 (66.67%) Software Engineering
6 11 (52.38%) Performance Testing
7 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
8 4 (19.05%) Microservices
8 4 (19.05%) SDLC
8 4 (19.05%) User Stories
9 3 (14.29%) Agile Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Kanban
9 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) C#
2 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) Python
3 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (90.48%) ISTQB
2 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.52%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle