Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Brighton with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 July 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 Sussex > Brighton
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 49 50
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1 -4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton 1.61% 0.48% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.00% 5.88% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Brighton median daily rate £363 £323 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.40% -11.03% +3.57%
10th Percentile £328 £289 £305
90th Percentile £396 £360 £401
East Sussex median daily rate £363 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +3.57% -3.45% -12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Brighton median hourly rate - - -
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Brighton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Brighton
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 25 34 61
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton 6.72% 8.15% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 39
Brighton median daily rate £375 £339 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.70% -17.38% +85.31%
10th Percentile £120 £266 £260
90th Percentile £445 £481 £494
East Sussex median daily rate £358 £350 £393
% change year-on-year +2.14% -10.83% +20.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Brighton median hourly rate £175.00 £13.00 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1246.15% -38.52% +36.97%
10th Percentile £162.50 £13.00 £17.71
90th Percentile £187.50 £13.00 £23.34
East Sussex median hourly rate £175.00 £13.00 £21.15
% change year-on-year +1246.15% -38.52% +36.97%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Brighton

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Brighton

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Brighton

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Brighton region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) HP UFT
4 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Brighton 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 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (66.67%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Team Leader
1 4 (66.67%) Test Leader
1 4 (66.67%) Test Team Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Web Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Web Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft