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 February 2017 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / East of England
Rank 106 111 116
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 14 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.67% 0.72% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.35% 3.72% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 1
Median daily rate £338 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
418 457 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.00% 19.31% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 235 192
Median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 57 50
Median hourly rate £41.00 £46.00 £21.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% +116.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex - 7 £325 -
Bedfordshire +5 3 £445 +81.63% 2
Hertfordshire -5 2 £356 -5.00% 2
Suffolk -5 1 £200 -63.63%
Cambridgeshire -6 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 22 (78.57%) ISEB
2 17 (60.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (39.29%) Software Testing
4 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (32.14%) Selenium
5 9 (32.14%) Performance Testing
6 8 (28.57%) JIRA
6 8 (28.57%) QA
7 7 (25.00%) JMeter
8 6 (21.43%) Finance
8 6 (21.43%) LoadRunner
8 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
8 6 (21.43%) Project Management
8 6 (21.43%) SDLC
9 5 (17.86%) XML
10 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 3 (10.71%) System Testing
11 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
11 3 (10.71%) Process Improvement
11 3 (10.71%) Test Planning
11 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
11 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
11 3 (10.71%) HP
11 3 (10.71%) Java
11 3 (10.71%) SQL
12 2 (7.14%) Oracle
12 2 (7.14%) JavaScript

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.57%) Maximo
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) BGP
1 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.57%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) IPv4
1 1 (3.57%) IPv6
1 1 (3.57%) Multicast
1 1 (3.57%) OSPF
1 1 (3.57%) SDH
1 1 (3.57%) SONET
1 1 (3.57%) VPLS
1 1 (3.57%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Selenium
2 8 (28.57%) JIRA
3 7 (25.00%) JMeter
4 6 (21.43%) LoadRunner
5 2 (7.14%) Calabash
5 2 (7.14%) Capybara
5 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.57%) JUnit
6 1 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (3.57%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.57%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Tester
2 8 (28.57%) Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Performance Tester
3 7 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Test Leader
5 3 (10.71%) Test Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) CRM Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Mobile Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Android
1 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Software Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) Performance Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 6 (21.43%) Project Management
4 6 (21.43%) SDLC
5 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
6 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
6 3 (10.71%) Process Improvement
6 3 (10.71%) System Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Test Planning
6 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.14%) API Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Automation Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Migration
7 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Java
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) Python
2 2 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (78.57%) ISEB
2 17 (60.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.57%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Huawei
3 1 (3.57%) Juniper
3 1 (3.57%) NetApp
3 1 (3.57%) Tellabs