The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 63 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.31% 0.39% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.08% 2.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £525 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -6.00%
ISTQB
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
96 100 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 14.88% 19.53% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 58 46
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 22
Average hourly rate £29.00 £37.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.17% +51.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £27.50 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.25 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -6.97%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Essex

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Essex region over the 3 months to 6 July 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
Basildon - 1 - -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) Ant
3 2 (50.00%) JUnit
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Solaris
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) Information Management
3 2 (50.00%) Maven
3 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) JMeter
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Legal

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) AccuRev
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Hudson
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) JMeter
2 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (50.00%) Maven
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Ant
2 2 (50.00%) JUnit
2 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) AS400
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Solaris
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Information Management
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) B2C
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe