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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 70 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.19% 0.18% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 0.83% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +25.00%
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
139 120 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 26.33% 21.94% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 61 57
Average daily rate £345 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 16
Average hourly rate £41.50 £14.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+196.42% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.12 £14.00 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £20.00 £38.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 2014. 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 - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 1
Colchester - - - - 1
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (50.00%) SAP CO
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (50.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (50.00%) SAP CO
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) SAP