Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 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)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 54 78
Rank change year-on-year -8 +24 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.43% 0.65% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.86% 3.81% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Cambridge median daily rate £363 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.00% +13.64% -17.29%
10th Percentile £356 £286 £231
90th Percentile £369 £524 £288
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £381 £313 £275
% change year-on-year +22.00% +13.64% -20.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - £175.00 -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £175.00 -

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 Cambridge with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridge
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 161 105 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 22.84% 16.94% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 43 83
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £225
90th Percentile £501 £573 £438
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 11
Cambridge median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -17.53% +130.95%
10th Percentile £11.60 £14.63 £15.77
90th Percentile £49.40 £47.50 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.73 £40.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -60.68% +233.33% -42.86%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Cambridge

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 3 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Siemens
3 1 (33.33%) MSTest
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Component Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) MSTest
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Web Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Web Tester
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Applications Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Applications Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Web Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Tester
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Component Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Siemens