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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 2 July 2022 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 127 107 106
Rank change year-on-year -20 -1 +34
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 15 14 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.60% 0.70% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.05% 2.95% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 10
10th Percentile £412 £383 £374
25th Percentile £413 £398 £390
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £428 £413 £438
Median % change year-on-year +3.63% -5.60% +8.02%
75th Percentile £443 £500 £494
90th Percentile £453 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £413 £415
% change year-on-year +9.09% -0.60% +5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £46.00 -
England median hourly rate £21.25 £47.25 £36.25
% change year-on-year -55.03% +30.34% -19.44%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 732 475 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.19% 23.62% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 228 291
10th Percentile £230 £223 £263
25th Percentile £385 £350 £362
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £449 £474
Median % change year-on-year +8.08% -5.39% +5.40%
75th Percentile £588 £529 £538
90th Percentile £678 £600 £600
England median daily rate £530 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 76 26
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.25 £14.75
25th Percentile £14.25 £15.50 £17.54
Median hourly rate £19.81 £26.75 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year -25.94% -33.13% +100.00%
75th Percentile £50.00 £44.44 £55.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.50 £60.82
England median hourly rate £41.81 £33.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year +25.74% +19.84% -15.28%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in the East of England

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for ISTQB in the East of England

ISTQB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for ISTQB in the East of England

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the East of England region over the 6 months to 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Essex +2 14 £428 +7.54%
Cambridgeshire -21 1 £425 - 2
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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 of England region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 15 (100.00%) JIRA
2 14 (93.33%) Confluence
2 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 14 (93.33%) Oracle
3 13 (86.67%) Unix
3 13 (86.67%) QA
3 13 (86.67%) Jenkins
3 13 (86.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (86.67%) CI/CD
4 12 (80.00%) GCP
4 12 (80.00%) GitLab
4 12 (80.00%) Power Platform
4 12 (80.00%) Power BI
4 12 (80.00%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (80.00%) Data Virtualisation
4 12 (80.00%) Amazon Redshift
4 12 (80.00%) Ansible
4 12 (80.00%) Test Scripting
4 12 (80.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (80.00%) Pentaho
4 12 (80.00%) Azure
4 12 (80.00%) AWS
4 12 (80.00%) Talend
4 12 (80.00%) Data Analytics
4 12 (80.00%) Bitbucket
4 12 (80.00%) Analytics
4 12 (80.00%) Data Modelling
4 12 (80.00%) ETL
4 12 (80.00%) SAS
4 12 (80.00%) MySQL

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 14 (93.33%) Confluence
2 12 (80.00%) SAS
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (6.67%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 12 (80.00%) AWS
1 12 (80.00%) Azure
1 12 (80.00%) GCP
1 12 (80.00%) Power Platform
2 11 (73.33%) Tricentis Tosca
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) Amazon RDS
1 12 (80.00%) Amazon Redshift
1 12 (80.00%) BusinessObjects
1 12 (80.00%) MySQL
1 12 (80.00%) Pentaho
1 12 (80.00%) Power BI
2 11 (73.33%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (60.00%) Impala
4 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (100.00%) JIRA
2 13 (86.67%) Jenkins
3 12 (80.00%) Bitbucket
3 12 (80.00%) GitLab
4 11 (73.33%) Zephyr
5 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.67%) JMeter
5 1 (6.67%) Postman
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium
5 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.67%) Toad
General
1 4 (26.67%) Public Sector
2 3 (20.00%) Social Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
1 11 (73.33%) Test Analyst
2 9 (60.00%) QA Analyst
2 9 (60.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) QA Leader
3 4 (26.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) OAT Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) OAT Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) JSON
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
1 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) Swagger
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) CI/CD
2 12 (80.00%) Analytics
2 12 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (80.00%) Data Analytics
2 12 (80.00%) Data Modelling
2 12 (80.00%) Data Virtualisation
2 12 (80.00%) ETL
2 12 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (73.33%) Data Migration
3 11 (73.33%) Data Reconciliation
3 11 (73.33%) Migration
4 10 (66.67%) Agile
5 8 (53.33%) Coaching
5 8 (53.33%) DevOps
5 8 (53.33%) Scrum
5 8 (53.33%) Software Delivery
5 8 (53.33%) User Stories
6 7 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 12 (80.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) ISEB
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (86.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (80.00%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Oracle
2 12 (80.00%) Informatica
2 12 (80.00%) Talend
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) webMethods