The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank - 50 60
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire - 1.30% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category - 7.92% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Median daily rate - £278 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £308
% change year-on-year +12.00% +1.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.17% +80.00%  

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

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 108 101 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 20.49% 16.40% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 49 42
Median daily rate £400 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £200 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 15
Median hourly rate £30.00 £60.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +380.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB in Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium IDE
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium IDE
1 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Test Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA