The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 24 April 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 West Sussex 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 32 37 52
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +15
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 3.30% 0.72% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.21% 3.80% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate £310 £500 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% +70.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
107 79 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 29.40% 18.85% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 44 39
Average daily rate £380 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £320 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.13 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +2.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £15.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £36.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Crawley +5 2 - -
Gatwick - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 22 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 9 (64.29%) QA
2 8 (57.14%) ISEB
3 7 (50.00%) Test Management
4 6 (42.86%) Degree
4 6 (42.86%) Demand Management
4 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (42.86%) PMP
4 6 (42.86%) PMI Certification
4 6 (42.86%) ITIL
4 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 6 (42.86%) VoIP
4 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
5 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) Banking
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) SLA
7 2 (14.29%) Scrum
7 2 (14.29%) Time Management
7 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) ScrumMaster
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Management
2 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 6 (42.86%) Demand Management
3 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Time Management
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (42.86%) PMP
2 6 (42.86%) PMI Certification
2 6 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) QA
2 3 (21.43%) SLA