Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 140 139
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 2 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.073% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.99% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
East Midlands median daily rate - £315 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.61% +1.22%
England median daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% -11.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £43.25 £33.50
% change year-on-year -32.95% +29.10% -1.47%

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 491 606 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 17.91% 19.60% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 411 411
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £228
90th Percentile £544 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 33 28
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.72% -0.71%
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.55 £25.50
% change year-on-year -5.85% +4.13% +12.09%

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) CAN bus
2 1 (50.00%) CANoe
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (50.00%) Law
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) CANoe
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) CAN bus
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Degree