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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 31 32
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton 3.06% 0.83% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.33% 10.00% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £363 £323 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.40% -14.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £291 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £355 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £300
% change year-on-year +4.94% +11.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +22.85% +133.33%  

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 18 20 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton 9.18% 8.33% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 12
Median daily rate £375 £319 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -1.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £580 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.57% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Brighton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Brighton citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 28 April 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
3 4 (66.67%) 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
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 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