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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / East of England
Rank 106 115 116
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 15 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.69% 0.47% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.65% 2.54% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 2
Median daily rate £325 £245 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -30.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £309 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -11.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +184.04%

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
411 433 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.93% 18.70% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 209 202
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 71 41
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +128.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +8 3 £445 +89.36% 2
Hertfordshire -5 2 £350 -6.66% 6
Cambridgeshire -8 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 £200 - 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 23 (79.31%) ISEB
2 16 (55.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (37.93%) Software Testing
5 9 (31.03%) QA
5 9 (31.03%) Selenium
5 9 (31.03%) Performance Testing
6 8 (27.59%) JIRA
7 7 (24.14%) Finance
7 7 (24.14%) JMeter
7 7 (24.14%) Project Management
8 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
8 6 (20.69%) LoadRunner
8 6 (20.69%) SDLC
9 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
9 5 (17.24%) XML
10 4 (13.79%) SQL
10 4 (13.79%) Process Improvement
10 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
11 3 (10.34%) System Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
11 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
11 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (10.34%) HP
11 3 (10.34%) Java
11 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
11 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
11 3 (10.34%) Test Planning

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 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) BGP
1 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.45%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
1 1 (3.45%) IPv4
1 1 (3.45%) IPv6
1 1 (3.45%) Multicast
1 1 (3.45%) OSPF
1 1 (3.45%) SDH
1 1 (3.45%) SONET
1 1 (3.45%) VPLS
1 1 (3.45%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Selenium
2 8 (27.59%) JIRA
3 7 (24.14%) JMeter
4 6 (20.69%) LoadRunner
5 2 (6.90%) Calabash
5 2 (6.90%) Capybara
5 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.45%) JUnit
6 1 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (3.45%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Tester
2 8 (27.59%) Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Performance Tester
3 7 (24.14%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Test Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Test Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) CRM Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Mobile Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Test Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Digital Programme Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Digital Transformation
7 1 (3.45%) Digital Transformation Manager
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Android
1 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Software Testing
3 9 (31.03%) Performance Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Project Management
5 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
5 6 (20.69%) SDLC
6 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
7 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Process Improvement
8 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
8 3 (10.34%) System Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
8 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
8 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.90%) API Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
9 2 (6.90%) CRM
9 2 (6.90%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) Python
3 2 (6.90%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (79.31%) ISEB
2 16 (55.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.45%) CCNA
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.45%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.45%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) HP
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) Huawei
3 1 (3.45%) Juniper
3 1 (3.45%) NetApp
3 1 (3.45%) Tellabs
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