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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 131 125 109
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.23% 0.62% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 3.41% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Average daily rate
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£288 £530 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.75% +32.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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
526 558 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.38% 18.24% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 281 210
Average daily rate £360 £368 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 32 35
Average hourly rate £21.53 £19.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.36 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £35.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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 0 5 £275 -
Essex +3 1 £400 -
Suffolk - 1 £350 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (80.00%) ISEB
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (45.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
5 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (35.00%) SOAP
6 6 (30.00%) HP
6 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (30.00%) QA
6 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (25.00%) System Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Web Services
7 5 (25.00%) XML
8 4 (20.00%) Ant
8 4 (20.00%) Maven
8 4 (20.00%) JIRA
8 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
9 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
9 3 (15.00%) V-Model
9 3 (15.00%) Selenium
9 3 (15.00%) Java
9 3 (15.00%) Windows
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.00%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (20.00%) Ant
2 4 (20.00%) Maven
2 4 (20.00%) JIRA
3 3 (15.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) Hudson
4 2 (10.00%) Subversion
4 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (10.00%) AccuRev
4 2 (10.00%) JUnit
4 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (10.00%) JMeter
5 1 (5.00%) NUnit
5 1 (5.00%) MSTest
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Legal
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (15.00%) Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Test Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) UAT Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) SOAP
2 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 5 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) Java SE
3 2 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) WCF
4 1 (5.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) GIS
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (25.00%) System Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.00%) V-Model
8 2 (10.00%) Test Management
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.00%) Web Development
8 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
8 2 (10.00%) TDD
8 2 (10.00%) Information Management
8 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (10.00%) BDD
8 2 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) Groovy
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) ISEB
2 9 (45.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards