The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 132 113 135
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +22
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 15 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.49% 0.59% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.73% 2.92% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£340 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
ISTQB
England

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

Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
549 480 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.87% 20.23% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 216 268
Average daily rate £360 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 73
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -54.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £9.98 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -20 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £333 -16.87% 4
Bedfordshire - 2 £530 -
Essex - - - - 4
Suffolk - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 31 (83.78%) ISEB
2 26 (70.27%) Finance
3 17 (45.95%) Migration
4 16 (43.24%) SQL
4 16 (43.24%) Test Management
5 15 (40.54%) HP
6 12 (32.43%) Integration Testing
7 11 (29.73%) ETL
8 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
9 9 (24.32%) Software Testing
9 9 (24.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (24.32%) Data Migration
9 9 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
10 8 (21.62%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
11 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
11 7 (18.92%) QA
12 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
13 5 (13.51%) Banking
13 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
13 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
14 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (10.81%) Degree
14 4 (10.81%) JIRA
14 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (10.81%) Java
14 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
15 3 (8.11%) Microsoft

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) Confluence
2 2 (5.41%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.70%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.70%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.70%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.70%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.70%) JUnit
2 1 (2.70%) TestNG
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) Hudson
2 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (70.27%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Analyst
1 20 (54.05%) Test Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Test Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Tester
4 4 (10.81%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.41%) Integration Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Integration Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Test Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Actuary
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) HTML
1 3 (8.11%) SOAP
1 3 (8.11%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) REST
3 1 (2.70%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.41%) EPoS
3 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.70%) Physics
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) UNIX
2 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Android
3 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Migration
2 16 (43.24%) Test Management
3 12 (32.43%) Integration Testing
4 11 (29.73%) ETL
5 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
6 9 (24.32%) Software Testing
6 9 (24.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Data Migration
6 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
8 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
9 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
10 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
11 3 (8.11%) ITIL
11 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
11 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
11 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
12 2 (5.41%) Test Planning
12 2 (5.41%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 31 (83.78%) ISEB
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (10.81%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) HP
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) Cognos
4 1 (2.70%) Siebel
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) JD Edwards
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