Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 170 186
Rank change year-on-year -22 +16 -2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.41% 0.51% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.09% 2.61% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 19
East of England median daily rate £350 £331 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +20.45% -20.29%
10th Percentile £299 £263 £213
90th Percentile £449 £436 £400
England median daily rate £350 £339 £350
% change year-on-year +3.32% -3.21% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
East of England median hourly rate - £108.75 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +26.98% -4.55%

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 1004 957 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.46% 19.63% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 555 537
East of England median daily rate £380 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £179 £205 £210
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 98 147
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £28.56 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.97% +32.84% +16.22%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.79 £11.20
90th Percentile £47.10 £47.15 £49.85
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in the East of England

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in the East of England

ISTQB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor 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 23 November 2017. 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
Hertfordshire -4 8 £319 +112.50% 2
Essex -13 5 £350 - 2
Cambridgeshire -16 4 £381 +22.00% 3
Bedfordshire -8 2 £433 +2.98% 2
Norfolk -4 1 £497 - 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 East of England region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 14 (66.67%) ISEB
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
3 12 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 12 (57.14%) JIRA
4 9 (42.86%) Waterfall
5 7 (33.33%) Confluence
5 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 6 (28.57%) Test Management
6 6 (28.57%) QA
6 6 (28.57%) Scrum
6 6 (28.57%) HP
7 5 (23.81%) SQL
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (23.81%) User Stories
7 5 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (23.81%) SDLC
8 4 (19.05%) Defect Management
8 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
8 4 (19.05%) TDD
8 4 (19.05%) Windows
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (19.05%) ETL
9 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (14.29%) Degree
9 3 (14.29%) Data Integration

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 7 (33.33%) Confluence
2 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) GGSN
1 2 (9.52%) Value-Added Service
1 2 (9.52%) VoWiFi
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
2 2 (9.52%) Zephyr
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) MSTest
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Billing
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
1 10 (47.62%) Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Test Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Defect Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Telecoms Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Migration Tester
5 1 (4.76%) JIRA Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
3 12 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Waterfall
5 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 6 (28.57%) Scrum
6 6 (28.57%) Test Management
7 5 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (23.81%) SDLC
7 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (23.81%) User Stories
8 4 (19.05%) Defect Management
8 4 (19.05%) ETL
8 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
8 4 (19.05%) TDD
9 3 (14.29%) BDD
9 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (14.29%) Data Integration
9 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C
2 2 (9.52%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) ISEB
2 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.76%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
2 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) Huawei
2 2 (9.52%) Nokia
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Redknee
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.76%) Siemens