The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the East Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 36 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 0.41% 1.94% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 18.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £344 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+20.68% +23.83%
ISTQB
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the East Sussex region.

Qualifications Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 13.11% 10.36% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 16
Median daily rate £300 £350 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £298 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 £23.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -58.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Sussex region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the East Sussex region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 Sussex region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 7 (100.00%) Finance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (85.71%) Groovy
2 6 (85.71%) Domain-Driven Design
2 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 6 (85.71%) Confluence
2 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) Hudson
2 6 (85.71%) SoapUI
2 6 (85.71%) REST
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (85.71%) Functional Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Gradle
2 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 6 (85.71%) User Stories
2 6 (85.71%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (85.71%) CA Agile Central
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) jMock
2 6 (85.71%) Atlassian
2 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Compatibility Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Unit Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Integration Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Spring
2 6 (85.71%) Maven

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (85.71%) Confluence
1 6 (85.71%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
1 1 (14.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Skype
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Ant
1 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
1 6 (85.71%) Gradle
1 6 (85.71%) Hudson
1 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
1 6 (85.71%) JIRA
1 6 (85.71%) JMeter
1 6 (85.71%) jMock
1 6 (85.71%) JUnit
1 6 (85.71%) Maven
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) SoapUI
1 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Automation Test Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Business Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Ajax
1 6 (85.71%) Hibernate
1 6 (85.71%) Java EE
1 6 (85.71%) JMS
1 6 (85.71%) REST
1 6 (85.71%) Spring
1 6 (85.71%) Web Services
1 6 (85.71%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Computer Science
1 6 (85.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) Compatibility Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (85.71%) Domain-Driven Design
2 6 (85.71%) Functional Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Integration Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Regression Testing
2 6 (85.71%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Unit Testing
2 6 (85.71%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) RUP
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) V-Model
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Groovy
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Degree
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Atlassian
1 6 (85.71%) CA Agile Central