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 30 April 2016 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 111 116 125
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.51% 0.45% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.91% 2.36% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 6
Average daily rate £375 £298 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.05% -8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £296 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+11.16% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+133.33% +44.57%
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
446 508 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.57% 19.01% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 245 254
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 60 42
Average hourly rate £42.57 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.21% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.74 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 5 £413 +38.65%
Cambridgeshire +10 3 £335 - 1
Essex +3 2 £238 - 3
Norfolk - 2 £450 -
Suffolk +3 1 £500 - 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 23 (82.14%) ISEB
2 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 11 (39.29%) Finance
3 11 (39.29%) Defect Management
4 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
6 8 (28.57%) SDLC
7 6 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Windows
7 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
8 5 (17.86%) Unix
8 5 (17.86%) QA
8 5 (17.86%) Selenium
9 4 (14.29%) Degree
9 4 (14.29%) JIRA
9 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (14.29%) Scrum
9 4 (14.29%) VMware
9 4 (14.29%) Oracle
10 3 (10.71%) ETL
10 3 (10.71%) TestDirector
10 3 (10.71%) Mainframe

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.57%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
1 1 (3.57%) FTP
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) JIRA
3 3 (10.71%) Bugzilla
3 3 (10.71%) FogBugz
3 3 (10.71%) TestDirector
4 2 (7.14%) ClearCase
4 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 2 (7.14%) Zephyr
5 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.57%) MSTest
5 1 (3.57%) NUnit
5 1 (3.57%) Protractor
5 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Analyst
1 19 (67.86%) Test Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Manual Test Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Systems Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Systems Test Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) ETL Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Data Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Test Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Integration Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Integration Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) WCF
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Mainframe
3 2 (7.14%) iPad
3 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.14%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Unix
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Defect Management
3 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
5 8 (28.57%) SDLC
6 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 6 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Scrum
7 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Change Control
8 3 (10.71%) ETL
8 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.71%) Test Planning
8 3 (10.71%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) ISEB
2 6 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) CCNA
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards
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