The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 69 61 33
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -28
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 14 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.86% 0.52% 2.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.93% 2.48% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Median daily rate £338 - £318
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.50% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +120.96%
ISTQB
South East

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

Qualifications Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
141 121 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 18.70% 20.86% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 91 66
Median daily rate £415 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £43.00 £43.70 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% +164.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Sussex region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
Worthing -31 8 £483 -
Burgess Hill - 1 £325 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £338 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 17 (89.47%) ISEB
2 14 (73.68%) Test Scripting
3 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (63.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (57.89%) XML
5 9 (47.37%) Selenium
5 9 (47.37%) JIRA
5 9 (47.37%) Confluence
5 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
6 8 (42.11%) SQL
7 7 (36.84%) Windows
7 7 (36.84%) QA
7 7 (36.84%) Gatling
8 6 (31.58%) Oracle
8 6 (31.58%) Unix
8 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
9 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
9 5 (26.32%) Open Source
9 5 (26.32%) Scala
9 5 (26.32%) User Stories
9 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
10 4 (21.05%) Degree
10 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
10 4 (21.05%) Scrum
11 3 (15.79%) Finance
11 3 (15.79%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
11 3 (15.79%) Test Management
11 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (47.37%) Confluence
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
1 9 (47.37%) JIRA
1 9 (47.37%) Selenium
2 7 (36.84%) Gatling
3 2 (10.53%) Ant
3 2 (10.53%) Gradle
3 2 (10.53%) Hudson
3 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.53%) JMeter
3 2 (10.53%) jMock
3 2 (10.53%) JUnit
3 2 (10.53%) Maven
3 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
3 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Automation Tester
2 5 (26.32%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Digital Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Digital Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
5 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) Ajax
2 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
2 2 (10.53%) Java EE
2 2 (10.53%) JMS
2 2 (10.53%) REST
2 2 (10.53%) Spring
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.26%) iPad
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Test Scripting
2 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Open Source
3 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
3 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (26.32%) User Stories
4 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
5 3 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
6 2 (10.53%) BDD
6 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
6 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) Scala
4 2 (10.53%) Groovy
4 2 (10.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) ISEB
2 12 (63.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Rally