The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Essex region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 52 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.21% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £344 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
97 126 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 20.08% 27.10% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 48 45
Average daily rate £400 £345 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +23.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £91 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.24 £9.23 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £41.20 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISTQB
East of England

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 30 July 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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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
Brentwood - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (80.00%) HP
2 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (60.00%) QA
3 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) Migration
4 5 (50.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (30.00%) ISEB
5 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Test Management
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Stress Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
7 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (10.00%) Validation
7 1 (10.00%) SAP FI
7 1 (10.00%) .NET
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (10.00%) SAP
7 1 (10.00%) XML
7 1 (10.00%) ITIL
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) SAP CO

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (10.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (10.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) QA Tester
1 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft