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

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Surrey
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 79 67
Rank change year-on-year +14 -12  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 32 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.43% 1.47% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.45% 5.28% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 10
Median daily rate £360 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.42% +133.33%  

ISTQB 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 257 379 389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 19.53% 27.89% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 277 201
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £303 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 20
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.21 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.43% -42.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £6.20 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.13 £46.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.61% +44.44%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Surrey

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Surrey

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Surrey

ISTQB
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 within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Reigate -6 8 £375 +17.18% 1
Redhill - 8 £355 -
Leatherhead +19 2 £415 +3.75% 1
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 25 (64.10%) Selenium
2 23 (58.97%) ISEB
3 22 (56.41%) HP
4 21 (53.85%) Defect Management
5 20 (51.28%) Test Automation
5 20 (51.28%) Java
6 18 (46.15%) Python
6 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (43.59%) Finance
8 16 (41.03%) JIRA
8 16 (41.03%) Test Scripting
9 15 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (35.90%) SoapUI
10 14 (35.90%) Test Strategy
10 14 (35.90%) SQL
11 13 (33.33%) Groovy
12 12 (30.77%) SDLC
13 11 (28.21%) HP UFT
14 10 (25.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 9 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
16 7 (17.95%) Functional Testing
16 7 (17.95%) Oracle
16 7 (17.95%) C#
16 7 (17.95%) PL/SQL
16 7 (17.95%) Automated Testing
17 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
17 6 (15.38%) Banking
17 6 (15.38%) Web Services
17 6 (15.38%) Linux
17 6 (15.38%) V-Model

ISTQB
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.13%) Apache Spark
1 2 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Big Data
1 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (64.10%) Selenium
2 16 (41.03%) JIRA
3 14 (35.90%) SoapUI
4 11 (28.21%) HP UFT
5 4 (10.26%) LoadRunner
5 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.13%) Protractor
6 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
6 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.56%) MSTest
7 1 (2.56%) NUnit
7 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.56%) XMLSpy
General
1 17 (43.59%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Banking
3 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Analyst
1 25 (64.10%) Test Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Test Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Pensions Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Unix Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) XML Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Manual Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Workflow Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Finance Manager
7 1 (2.56%) QA Automation Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Web Services
2 5 (12.82%) SOAP
3 4 (10.26%) XML
3 4 (10.26%) XML Messaging
4 2 (5.13%) Angular 2
4 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Linux
2 5 (12.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) Defect Management
2 20 (51.28%) Test Automation
3 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (41.03%) Test Scripting
5 14 (35.90%) Test Strategy
6 12 (30.77%) SDLC
7 7 (17.95%) Automated Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Functional Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 6 (15.38%) V-Model
9 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (12.82%) Line Management
9 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Process Improvement
9 5 (12.82%) Scrum
9 5 (12.82%) TDD
9 5 (12.82%) Test Management
9 5 (12.82%) Use Case
9 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (12.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) Java
2 18 (46.15%) Python
3 14 (35.90%) SQL
4 13 (33.33%) Groovy
5 7 (17.95%) C#
5 7 (17.95%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (58.97%) ISEB
2 15 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (25.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.13%) Oozie
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) HP
2 7 (17.95%) Oracle
3 4 (10.26%) IBM
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft