Period
to 20 January 2018

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 6 months to 20 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Surrey
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 97 108
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11 +10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 37 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.35% 1.19% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.45% 5.96% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 34
Surrey median daily rate £388 £348 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.51% -15.24% +26.15%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £317
90th Percentile £538 £411 £529
South East median daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +48.28% -3.33%

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 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 438 403 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 16.00% 19.95% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 252 506
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +9.32%
10th Percentile £292 £263 £311
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £402 £403 £400
% change year-on-year -0.25% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 34
Surrey median hourly rate £44.25 £27.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.91% -36.05% +102.35%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.63 £12.08
90th Percentile £49.88 £46.44 £63.53
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £23.27 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.42% -33.53% +105.88%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

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 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 6 months to 20 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 -23 19 £425 +54.55% 3
Leatherhead -2 5 £320 -20.50%
Redhill - 3 £373 -
Epsom - 3 £338 -
Guildford 0 2 £350 - 3
Staines -1 1 £375 - 1
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 27 (72.97%) Test Automation
2 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (51.35%) Scrum
4 18 (48.65%) SQL
5 17 (45.95%) Regression Testing
5 17 (45.95%) SDLC
5 17 (45.95%) Scenario Testing
6 16 (43.24%) Test Strategy
6 16 (43.24%) Selenium
7 15 (40.54%) Software Testing
7 15 (40.54%) User Stories
8 14 (37.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (35.14%) Finance
9 13 (35.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (32.43%) HP UFT
11 11 (29.73%) ISEB
11 11 (29.73%) Degree
11 11 (29.73%) Defect Management
12 10 (27.03%) SoapUI
12 10 (27.03%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (24.32%) QA
13 9 (24.32%) Manual Testing
13 9 (24.32%) HP
13 9 (24.32%) Python
13 9 (24.32%) C#
14 8 (21.62%) T-SQL
14 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
14 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
14 8 (21.62%) Test Management
14 8 (21.62%) BDD

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 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Firewall
1 2 (5.41%) IPv4
1 2 (5.41%) IPv6
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Selenium
2 12 (32.43%) HP UFT
3 10 (27.03%) SoapUI
3 10 (27.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (18.92%) JIRA
5 6 (16.22%) JMeter
5 6 (16.22%) NeoLoad
6 5 (13.51%) SpecFlow
7 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.70%) XMLSpy
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
1 11 (29.73%) Test Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) QA Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Test Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
5 3 (8.11%) Pensions Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Test Lead
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Developer in Test
6 2 (5.41%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Gherkin
1 7 (18.92%) SOAP
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) Velocity
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (16.22%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.41%) PKI
5 1 (2.70%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.70%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (72.97%) Test Automation
2 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (51.35%) Scrum
4 17 (45.95%) Regression Testing
4 17 (45.95%) Scenario Testing
4 17 (45.95%) SDLC
5 16 (43.24%) Test Strategy
6 15 (40.54%) Software Testing
6 15 (40.54%) User Stories
7 13 (35.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (29.73%) Defect Management
9 9 (24.32%) Manual Testing
10 8 (21.62%) BDD
10 8 (21.62%) Test Management
10 8 (21.62%) Test Planning
11 7 (18.92%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (18.92%) System Testing
11 7 (18.92%) Time Management
11 7 (18.92%) Use Case
11 7 (18.92%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) SQL
2 9 (24.32%) C#
2 9 (24.32%) Python
3 8 (21.62%) T-SQL
4 4 (10.81%) Java
5 3 (8.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 11 (29.73%) Degree
2 11 (29.73%) ISEB
3 6 (16.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) HP
2 8 (21.62%) Microsoft