Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England > East Midlands
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 139 132
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 +12
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 8 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.27% 0.23% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.34% 1.26% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 8
East Midlands median daily rate £263 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +40.00% -5.66%
10th Percentile £251 £310 £175
90th Percentile £284 £350 £414
England median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -5.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
East Midlands median hourly rate - £40.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.53% -
England median hourly rate £28.00 £41.63 £48.50
% change year-on-year -32.73% -14.18% +115.56%

ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 the East Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 596 557 574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.37% 18.69% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 370 371
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.58% +9.29%
10th Percentile £231 £257 £203
90th Percentile £550 £550 £588
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 34
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +43.88% -0.71%
10th Percentile £17.20 £12.18 £9.73
90th Percentile £47.55 £52.50 £44.05
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +25.00%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the East Midlands

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the East Midlands

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the East Midlands

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +6 2 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £250 -
Nottinghamshire -12 1 £275 -21.43%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (37.50%) System Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) ETL
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 3 (37.50%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) SMS
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (12.50%) ERP

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) ERP Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (37.50%) ETL
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) System Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) DNA
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com