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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 106 113 120
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 17 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.73% 0.48% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.75% 3.08% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 2
Average daily rate £275 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £350 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.97% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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
453 389 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.33% 15.49% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 190 218
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £194 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 47 31
Average hourly rate £43.82 £21.50 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.82% +15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £42.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cambridgeshire +15 10 £269 -23.21% 2
Bedfordshire - 3 £245 - 1
Suffolk +8 2 £550 -
Hertfordshire +5 2 £375 - 3
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (96.88%) ISEB
2 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (40.63%) Automated Testing
4 12 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 11 (34.38%) Test Scripting
5 11 (34.38%) Finance
5 11 (34.38%) Defect Management
6 10 (31.25%) SDLC
6 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 9 (28.13%) QA
8 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (25.00%) Functional Testing
9 7 (21.88%) Software Testing
9 7 (21.88%) SQL
10 6 (18.75%) Windows
10 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (18.75%) Waterfall
11 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
11 5 (15.63%) JIRA
11 5 (15.63%) V-Model
11 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
11 5 (15.63%) Unix
12 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
12 4 (12.50%) VMware
13 3 (9.38%) Bugzilla
13 3 (9.38%) Maven
13 3 (9.38%) Web Testing
13 3 (9.38%) Groovy
13 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
13 3 (9.38%) WSDL

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (3.13%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) DNS
1 1 (3.13%) FTP
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) JIRA
2 3 (9.38%) Ant
2 3 (9.38%) Bugzilla
2 3 (9.38%) FogBugz
2 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.38%) Maven
2 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
2 3 (9.38%) TestDirector
3 2 (6.25%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.13%) Protractor
4 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Analyst
1 20 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Tester
3 4 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Systems Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Test Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Agile Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) IT Support
6 1 (3.13%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) SOAP
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
1 3 (9.38%) WSDL
1 3 (9.38%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.25%) iPad
2 2 (6.25%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Unix
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Automated Testing
3 12 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 11 (34.38%) Defect Management
4 11 (34.38%) Test Scripting
5 10 (31.25%) SDLC
6 8 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 7 (21.88%) Software Testing
8 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Waterfall
9 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
9 5 (15.63%) V-Model
10 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Change Control
11 3 (9.38%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
11 3 (9.38%) Web Testing
12 2 (6.25%) High Availability
12 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
12 2 (6.25%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) Groovy
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (96.88%) ISEB
2 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) CCNA
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle