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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 119 119 112
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.44% 0.55% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 3.45% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Average daily rate
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£273 £338 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.25% -15.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £264 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £473 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.23% -4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £13.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+129.62% -50.90%
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
491 464 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.06% 15.98% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 244 198
Average daily rate £350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £170 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 38 42
Average hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 +4 3 £235 -32.85%
Hertfordshire - 3 £298 - 2
East Anglia +8 2 - -
Essex -8 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 16 (72.73%) ISEB
2 14 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (54.55%) Software Testing
4 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (45.45%) Finance
6 9 (40.91%) HP
7 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
8 7 (31.82%) QA
9 6 (27.27%) BDD
9 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
10 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
11 4 (18.18%) JIRA
11 4 (18.18%) SoapUI
11 4 (18.18%) SpecFlow
11 4 (18.18%) Gherkin
11 4 (18.18%) Scrum
11 4 (18.18%) Windows
11 4 (18.18%) SOAP
12 3 (13.64%) Web Services
12 3 (13.64%) Java
12 3 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
12 3 (13.64%) Linux
12 3 (13.64%) Validation
12 3 (13.64%) Selenium
12 3 (13.64%) System Testing
12 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
13 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
13 2 (9.09%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (4.55%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) ATM
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) JIRA
1 4 (18.18%) SoapUI
1 4 (18.18%) SpecFlow
2 3 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (13.64%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) Hudson
3 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.09%) AccuRev
3 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) Subversion
3 2 (9.09%) Maven
3 2 (9.09%) JMeter
3 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 2 (9.09%) Ant
3 2 (9.09%) JUnit
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Test Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Gherkin
1 4 (18.18%) SOAP
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) Java SE
3 2 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) HTML
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (4.55%) GIS
2 1 (4.55%) AS400
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Solaris
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Software Testing
2 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
4 6 (27.27%) BDD
4 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) Validation
7 3 (13.64%) System Testing
7 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Web Development
8 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 2 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (9.09%) TDD
8 2 (9.09%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VBScript
3 1 (4.55%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) ISEB
2 14 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
2 1 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) IBM
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe