Period
to 23 September 2018

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 September 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 179 165
Rank change year-on-year +19 -14 +32
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 44 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.89% 0.47% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.67% 2.55% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 15
East of England median daily rate £373 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.43% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £281 £290 £239
90th Percentile £595 £449 £505
England median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
East of England median hourly rate - £43.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.76% -
England median hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year -13.33% +14.65% +13.77%

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 942 901 954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.01% 18.50% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 459 546
East of England median daily rate £414 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +10.73% -3.67%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £196
90th Percentile £572 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 98 78
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.39 £20.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.15% -0.15% -2.79%
10th Percentile £10.34 £11.78 £10.06
90th Percentile £45.63 £46.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.08 £28.08 £25.50
% change year-on-year -14.25% +10.12% +13.33%

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 September 2018.

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 September 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
Essex +26 32 £450 +28.57%
Hertfordshire -4 6 £300 -5.88%
Cambridgeshire +2 4 £288 -20.69% 5
Bedfordshire +7 1 - - 1
Suffolk -19 1 £325 - 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 39 (88.64%) ISEB
2 34 (77.27%) SQL
3 29 (65.91%) Test Scripting
4 28 (63.64%) Oracle
5 25 (56.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (47.73%) Java
6 21 (47.73%) Test Automation
7 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (45.45%) Unix
7 20 (45.45%) Windows
8 19 (43.18%) XML
9 18 (40.91%) WebLogic
10 16 (36.36%) Toad
10 16 (36.36%) webMethods
10 16 (36.36%) Software Testing
10 16 (36.36%) SoapUI
11 15 (34.09%) QA
11 15 (34.09%) JMeter
12 14 (31.82%) Scrum
12 14 (31.82%) LoadRunner
12 14 (31.82%) Selenium
13 13 (29.55%) JIRA
13 13 (29.55%) Customer Requirements
14 12 (27.27%) TDD
14 12 (27.27%) Performance Testing
14 12 (27.27%) BDD
15 11 (25.00%) Integration Testing
15 11 (25.00%) Functional Testing
16 10 (22.73%) Mentoring
16 10 (22.73%) Acceptance Criteria

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 18 (40.91%) WebLogic
2 10 (22.73%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) Pentaho
2 5 (11.36%) Impala
3 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (36.36%) SoapUI
1 16 (36.36%) Toad
2 15 (34.09%) JMeter
3 14 (31.82%) LoadRunner
3 14 (31.82%) Selenium
4 13 (29.55%) JIRA
5 3 (6.82%) Bitbucket
5 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.82%) Zephyr
6 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.55%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.27%) Ant
7 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.27%) Hudson
7 1 (2.27%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.27%) JUnit
7 1 (2.27%) Maven
7 1 (2.27%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Subversion
7 1 (2.27%) WATIR
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Automotive
3 2 (4.55%) Electronics
4 1 (2.27%) Billing
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Analyst
2 20 (45.45%) Test Analyst
3 15 (34.09%) Tester
4 5 (11.36%) Performance Tester
5 4 (9.09%) QA Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Agile Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Data Migration Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Mobile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) OAT Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Software Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) XML
2 4 (9.09%) SOAP
3 2 (4.55%) .NET
3 2 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (2.27%) CSS
4 1 (2.27%) HTML
4 1 (2.27%) Java SE
4 1 (2.27%) ODBC
4 1 (2.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.91%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.82%) CAN bus
4 2 (4.55%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (45.45%) Unix
1 20 (45.45%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) Linux
3 3 (6.82%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (65.91%) Test Scripting
2 21 (47.73%) Test Automation
3 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 14 (31.82%) Scrum
6 13 (29.55%) Customer Requirements
7 12 (27.27%) BDD
7 12 (27.27%) Performance Testing
7 12 (27.27%) TDD
8 11 (25.00%) Functional Testing
8 11 (25.00%) Integration Testing
9 10 (22.73%) Acceptance Criteria
9 10 (22.73%) Kanban
9 10 (22.73%) Mentoring
9 10 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (20.45%) ETL
10 9 (20.45%) Regression Testing
10 9 (20.45%) Scenario Testing
10 9 (20.45%) User Stories
11 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 34 (77.27%) SQL
2 21 (47.73%) Java
3 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.55%) C
4 2 (4.55%) VB
5 1 (2.27%) Java 8
5 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (88.64%) ISEB
2 25 (56.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.82%) Degree
6 2 (4.55%) Master's Degree
7 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.27%) MCP
7 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.27%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (2.27%) OCP
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.09%) QA
2 6 (13.64%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP ALM
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (63.64%) Oracle
2 16 (36.36%) webMethods
3 8 (18.18%) SAP
4 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.82%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (2.27%) IBM