The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 49 44 59
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.20% 1.66% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 9.01% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Median daily rate - £269 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +1033.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
104 111 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 20.72% 18.47% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 55 49
Median daily rate £400 £325 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £190 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 15
Median hourly rate £43.00 £57.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.21% +325.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £9.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.10 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Cambridgeshire region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Cambridgeshire region.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Cambridge +7 1 - - 1
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
1 1 (25.00%) TestComplete
1 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Test Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA