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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 140 121 110
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -11
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.22% 0.79% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 4.39% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Average daily rate
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£269 £440 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.92% +13.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £368 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £512 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.51% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -46.00%
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
558 547 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.85% 18.08% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 282 203
Average daily rate £363 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £170 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 33 42
Average hourly rate £21.51 £21.38 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.95 £10.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.88 £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -10.71%

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
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 28 July 2015. 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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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
Cambridgeshire -5 6 £269 -23.21% 1
East Anglia +3 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 14 (77.78%) ISEB
2 10 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 7 (38.89%) HP
5 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (27.78%) SoapUI
6 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
6 5 (27.78%) System Testing
6 5 (27.78%) QA
6 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 5 (27.78%) SOAP
7 4 (22.22%) Java
7 4 (22.22%) Selenium
7 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
8 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
8 3 (16.67%) BDD
8 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Web Services
8 3 (16.67%) XML
8 3 (16.67%) Windows
8 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
8 3 (16.67%) Linux
9 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
9 2 (11.11%) Internet
9 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
9 2 (11.11%) Solaris
9 2 (11.11%) C#
9 2 (11.11%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) SoapUI
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
3 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.11%) Hudson
4 2 (11.11%) Subversion
4 2 (11.11%) Maven
4 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.11%) JMeter
4 2 (11.11%) Ant
4 2 (11.11%) JUnit
4 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (11.11%) AccuRev
5 1 (5.56%) MSTest
5 1 (5.56%) NUnit
5 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) SOAP
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) Java SE
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) .NET
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.56%) WCF
4 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (5.56%) GIS
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) UNIX
2 2 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Software Testing
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 5 (27.78%) System Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) BDD
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Web Development
6 2 (11.11%) Resource Management
6 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Management
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) Information Management
7 1 (5.56%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) VBScript
3 1 (5.56%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) ISEB
2 10 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) JD Edwards
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe
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