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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 48 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.47% 0.77% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 6.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
109 63 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.65% 12.19% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 24 44
Median daily rate £300 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £235 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 4
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £33.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +26.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.62 £13.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.75 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median 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 28 September 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 Essex region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 5 (55.56%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
2 5 (55.56%) BDD
2 5 (55.56%) AngularJS
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (55.56%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) SoapUI
3 4 (44.44%) SpecFlow
3 4 (44.44%) HTML5
3 4 (44.44%) SOAP
3 4 (44.44%) Silverlight
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) ATDD
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Testing
3 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) SoapUI
2 4 (44.44%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (22.22%) Automotive
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Programme Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Programme Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Test Programme Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Manager
4 1 (11.11%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Strategy Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) AngularJS
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 4 (44.44%) HTML5
2 4 (44.44%) Silverlight
2 4 (44.44%) SOAP
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) COM
5 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) BDD
2 5 (55.56%) SDLC
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Testing
3 4 (44.44%) ATDD
3 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) ETL
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Infor
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (22.22%) SAP