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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 111 119 109
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.51% 0.22% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.37% 1.12% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -59.13%
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
386 447 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.21% 19.30% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 205 266
Average daily rate £380 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £125 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 68
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £28.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -32.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £39.40 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 28 January 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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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 6 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -8 6 £350 - 6
Essex - 1 - - 2
Suffolk - - - - 1
East Anglia - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 17 (89.47%) ISEB
2 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Finance
4 10 (52.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (47.37%) Manual Testing
6 8 (42.11%) QA
6 8 (42.11%) BDD
7 7 (36.84%) SpecFlow
7 7 (36.84%) Gherkin
7 7 (36.84%) Scrum
8 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
9 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
9 4 (21.05%) HP
9 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
10 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (15.79%) SQL
10 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
10 3 (15.79%) Selenium
10 3 (15.79%) Banking
10 3 (15.79%) Degree
11 2 (10.53%) Validation
11 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
11 2 (10.53%) JIRA
11 2 (10.53%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (10.53%) TDD
11 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
11 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) SpecFlow
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.26%) Hudson
4 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.26%) JUnit
4 1 (5.26%) TestNG
4 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Consultant
2 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Test Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (5.26%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
3 9 (47.37%) Manual Testing
4 8 (42.11%) BDD
5 7 (36.84%) Scrum
6 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
7 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
7 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
8 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Validation
9 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
9 2 (10.53%) TDD
9 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
9 2 (10.53%) ITIL
9 2 (10.53%) ERP
9 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
9 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) ISEB
2 10 (52.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.26%) Siebel
3 1 (5.26%) Business Objects