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 26 June 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 / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 56 73
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.34% 0.34% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.53% 2.04% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £288 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

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 131 98 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 22.39% 16.84% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 50 65
Median daily rate £350 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £160 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £479 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 22
Median hourly rate £35.00 £10.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +250.00% -36.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB in Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +2 2 - - 1
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Siemens
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) MSTest
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365

ISTQB
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) MSTest
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Software Test Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Software Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Web Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Web Tester
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Web Applications Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Web Applications Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Web Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Web Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Siemens