Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 59 57
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 +19
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.30% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.71% 2.06% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Bedfordshire median daily rate £433 £420 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +81.62% -56.37%
10th Percentile £416 £408 £213
90th Percentile £449 £436 £254
East of England median daily rate £350 £331 £275
% change year-on-year +5.66% +20.45% -20.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £108.75 -

ISTQB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 117 97 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 17.38% 15.67% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 51 89
Bedfordshire median daily rate £415 £415 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.28% -10.00%
10th Percentile £127 £275 £258
90th Percentile £575 £600 £523
East of England median daily rate £391 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +7.79% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 19
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £19.25 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.53% -10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.98 £19.18 £35.50
90th Percentile £23.93 £47.47 £50.80
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £27.62 £21.50
% change year-on-year -34.83% +28.47% +7.50%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Bedfordshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) V-Model
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) Trend Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Tracking

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 2 (100.00%) Trend Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) V-Model
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP