Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 142 145
Rank change year-on-year +24 +3 -9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 14 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.57% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% 0.74% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -11.29% +1.22%
10th Percentile £363 £263 £300
90th Percentile £388 £288 £329
England median daily rate £355 £330 £300
% change year-on-year +7.58% +10.00% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £34.00 - £33.50

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 477 672 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.26% 22.19% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 472 368
East Midlands median daily rate £390 £383 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +0.66% +1.00%
10th Percentile £181 £231 £213
90th Percentile £550 £560 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 46 21
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.22 £17.50 £19.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.34% -11.95% +18.66%
10th Percentile £11.23 £13.25 £12.89
90th Percentile £17.74 £53.80 £42.50
England median hourly rate £27.96 £23.38 £25.50
% change year-on-year +19.61% -8.33% -0.62%

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 16 January 2019. 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
Northamptonshire +2 11 £375 - 1
Nottinghamshire +8 2 - - 2
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 14 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 14 (100.00%) Degree
2 13 (92.86%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (85.71%) Software Testing
4 11 (78.57%) Test Management
4 11 (78.57%) HNC
4 11 (78.57%) HND
4 11 (78.57%) Rational Quality Manager
4 11 (78.57%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (78.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 11 (78.57%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (57.14%) Test Strategy
6 7 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (50.00%) SolarWinds
6 7 (50.00%) Coaching
6 7 (50.00%) Windows
6 7 (50.00%) Netcool
6 7 (50.00%) Remedy
6 7 (50.00%) Bugzilla
6 7 (50.00%) OpenText
6 7 (50.00%) Wireless
7 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
8 4 (28.57%) DWDM
8 4 (28.57%) MPLS
8 4 (28.57%) SNMP
8 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
8 4 (28.57%) CCTV
8 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
8 4 (28.57%) Network Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Wireless
2 4 (28.57%) DWDM
2 4 (28.57%) MPLS
2 4 (28.57%) SNMP
3 3 (21.43%) LTE
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Rational DOORS
1 11 (78.57%) Rational Quality Manager
2 7 (50.00%) Bugzilla
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (7.14%) CANoe
General
1 1 (7.14%) Automotive
1 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Test Leader
1 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (92.86%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (78.57%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (28.57%) CCTV
4 1 (7.14%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Software Testing
2 11 (78.57%) Test Management
3 8 (57.14%) Test Strategy
4 7 (50.00%) Coaching
4 7 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
6 4 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Network Management
6 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 3 (21.43%) Requirements Management
8 2 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Logistics
8 2 (14.29%) OO
8 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 2 (14.29%) Time Management
8 2 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Degree
1 14 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (78.57%) HNC
2 11 (78.57%) HND
2 11 (78.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) OpenText
1 7 (50.00%) Remedy
1 7 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle