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 26 March 2015 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 49 30 42
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 9 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.72% 2.94% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.11% 11.63% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
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£220 £310 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -38.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £11.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+91.48% -60.83%
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
111 86 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 21.18% 25.29% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 61 41
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £28.00 £41.75 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.93% +16.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.76 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £48.05 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+36.11% -28.00%

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 26 March 2015. 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
Worthing - 4 - -
Crawley - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Lancing - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 7 (53.85%) ISEB
1 7 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
2 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
3 4 (30.77%) UNIX
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) XML
4 3 (23.08%) Documentum
4 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (15.38%) webMethods
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (15.38%) Toad
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (15.38%) PMP
5 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) SOAP
5 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
5 2 (15.38%) QA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) Documentum
2 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (15.38%) Toad
3 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
2 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
1 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (15.38%) PMP
4 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) webMethods
3 1 (7.69%) SAP