Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 111 73
Rank change year-on-year +15 -38 +48
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 43 30 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.71% 1.15% 2.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.84% 4.54% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 37
Surrey median daily rate £350 £370 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -12.94% +17.24%
10th Percentile £291 £300 £319
90th Percentile £450 £442 £525
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £170.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -73.53% +1033.33% -

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 437 661 730
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 17.37% 25.40% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 464 414
Surrey median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £570 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.58% +5.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 38
Surrey median hourly rate £18.50 £44.25 £40.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.19% +10.42% +86.40%
10th Percentile £14.09 £9.70 £14.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.00 £52.17
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £24.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +9.02% +7.14%

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 27 July 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 6 months to 27 July 2017. 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
Redhill - 12 £333 -
Reigate -9 8 £375 +17.19% 1
Leatherhead +16 1 - - 1
Epsom -5 1 £341 -9.20%
Farnham - 1 £375 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 32 (74.42%) Test Automation
2 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (65.12%) ISEB
4 24 (55.81%) HP
4 24 (55.81%) Defect Management
5 23 (53.49%) JIRA
6 18 (41.86%) Python
6 18 (41.86%) Java
7 17 (39.53%) Finance
7 17 (39.53%) Selenium
7 17 (39.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 17 (39.53%) Test Strategy
8 14 (32.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (30.23%) SoapUI
9 13 (30.23%) Groovy
9 13 (30.23%) V-Model
10 12 (27.91%) Waterfall
10 12 (27.91%) SDLC
10 12 (27.91%) Test Planning
11 11 (25.58%) HP UFT
12 10 (23.26%) Scrum
12 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
13 8 (18.60%) SQL
14 7 (16.28%) Oracle
14 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
14 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
15 6 (13.95%) Trend Analysis
15 6 (13.95%) Defect Tracking

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (53.49%) JIRA
2 17 (39.53%) Selenium
3 13 (30.23%) SoapUI
4 11 (25.58%) HP UFT
5 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.65%) Protractor
7 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
7 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.33%) MSTest
8 1 (2.33%) NUnit
General
1 17 (39.53%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Billing
3 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Analyst
1 21 (48.84%) Test Analyst
2 11 (25.58%) Senior Analyst
2 11 (25.58%) Senior Test Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Test Manager
4 7 (16.28%) Defect Manager
5 6 (13.95%) Pensions Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Test Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Tester
7 3 (6.98%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Manual Tester
7 3 (6.98%) Risk Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Embedded Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Workflow Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Finance Manager
9 1 (2.33%) QA Automation Tester
9 1 (2.33%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (74.42%) Test Automation
2 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (55.81%) Defect Management
4 17 (39.53%) Test Strategy
5 13 (30.23%) V-Model
6 12 (27.91%) SDLC
6 12 (27.91%) Test Planning
6 12 (27.91%) Waterfall
7 10 (23.26%) Scrum
7 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
8 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
8 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Defect Tracking
9 6 (13.95%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Trend Analysis
10 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
10 5 (11.63%) Regression Testing
10 5 (11.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) Java
1 18 (41.86%) Python
2 13 (30.23%) Groovy
3 8 (18.60%) SQL
4 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
5 6 (13.95%) C#
6 2 (4.65%) C++
6 2 (4.65%) Embedded C++
6 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (65.12%) ISEB
2 17 (39.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 14 (32.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (11.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (55.81%) HP
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
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