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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 115 118 98
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.45% 0.72% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.57% 4.07% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 13
Average daily rate
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£298 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.46% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £264 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £360 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -60.83%
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
467 516 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.52% 17.59% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 256 233
Average daily rate £375 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £184 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 44 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 31 March 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
Hertfordshire +3 5 £298 -15.00%
Cambridgeshire +5 2 - - 1
Essex 0 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Suffolk -4 1 - - 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 21 (87.50%) ISEB
2 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 14 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (54.17%) Software Testing
4 10 (41.67%) QA
5 8 (33.33%) HP
5 8 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Scrum
5 8 (33.33%) BDD
5 8 (33.33%) SpecFlow
5 8 (33.33%) Gherkin
6 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
7 6 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Selenium
9 3 (12.50%) Degree
9 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
9 3 (12.50%) SQL
9 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 2 (8.33%) Open Source
10 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
10 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Oracle
10 2 (8.33%) SAP
10 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
10 2 (8.33%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 3 (12.50%) Selenium
3 2 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Consultant
3 8 (33.33%) Test Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Chip and PIN
1 2 (8.33%) Open Source
2 1 (4.17%) AS400
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (54.17%) Software Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Scrum
2 8 (33.33%) BDD
3 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Validation
7 1 (4.17%) TDD
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL
7 1 (4.17%) ERP
7 1 (4.17%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C#
2 2 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) VBScript
3 1 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (87.50%) ISEB
2 14 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Siebel
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.17%) JD Edwards