Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 173 161
Rank change year-on-year +15 -12 +36
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 38 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.80% 0.63% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.06% 3.17% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 21
East of England median daily rate £335 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.29% +16.67% +0.84%
10th Percentile £277 £275 £231
90th Percentile £585 £449 £525
England median daily rate £400 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -2.86%
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% +183.33%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year -11.11% +1.69% +52.59%

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 935 914 957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.81% 19.70% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 501 528
East of England median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -1.32%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £200
90th Percentile £579 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 105 71
East of England median hourly rate £16.75 £29.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.24% -1.69% +39.04%
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.65 £10.09
90th Percentile £42.18 £47.30 £50.59
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.44% +8.80% +23.99%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +29 23 £466 +43.46% 2
Hertfordshire -8 6 £318 +1.60% 2
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £288 -20.69% 2
Norfolk +8 3 £300 -39.64% 1
Suffolk -13 1 £325 - 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 30 (78.95%) SQL
1 30 (78.95%) ISEB
2 27 (71.05%) Test Scripting
3 22 (57.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (55.26%) Oracle
5 20 (52.63%) Test Automation
6 18 (47.37%) Java
7 15 (39.47%) Unix
7 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (39.47%) Selenium
8 13 (34.21%) Performance Testing
8 13 (34.21%) Windows
8 13 (34.21%) XML
8 13 (34.21%) Scenario Testing
9 12 (31.58%) Linux
9 12 (31.58%) JMeter
9 12 (31.58%) JIRA
10 11 (28.95%) webMethods
10 11 (28.95%) Toad
10 11 (28.95%) WebLogic
10 11 (28.95%) SoapUI
10 11 (28.95%) Functional Testing
11 10 (26.32%) LoadRunner
11 10 (26.32%) QA
12 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
12 9 (23.68%) Regression Testing
12 9 (23.68%) Scrum
12 9 (23.68%) Customer Requirements
13 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
13 8 (21.05%) TDD

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 11 (28.95%) WebLogic
2 5 (13.16%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Impala
1 5 (13.16%) Pentaho
2 3 (7.89%) MySQL
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (39.47%) Selenium
2 12 (31.58%) JIRA
2 12 (31.58%) JMeter
3 11 (28.95%) SoapUI
3 11 (28.95%) Toad
4 10 (26.32%) LoadRunner
5 4 (10.53%) WebDriver
6 3 (7.89%) Bitbucket
6 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
6 3 (7.89%) Protractor
6 3 (7.89%) TestRail
7 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
7 2 (5.26%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.63%) eggPlant
8 1 (2.63%) Hudson
8 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.63%) MSTest
8 1 (2.63%) QF-Test
8 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.89%) Automotive
2 2 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Billing
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Analyst
2 19 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 12 (31.58%) Tester
4 4 (10.53%) Performance Tester
4 4 (10.53%) QA Tester
4 4 (10.53%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Automation Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Data Migration Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Data Migration Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Migration Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.63%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) ODBC
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) CSS
3 1 (2.63%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) Java SE
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (13.16%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.89%) CAN bus
2 3 (7.89%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Unix
2 13 (34.21%) Windows
3 12 (31.58%) Linux
4 3 (7.89%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (71.05%) Test Scripting
2 20 (52.63%) Test Automation
3 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (34.21%) Performance Testing
4 13 (34.21%) Scenario Testing
5 11 (28.95%) Functional Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Customer Requirements
6 9 (23.68%) Regression Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Scrum
6 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
7 8 (21.05%) BDD
7 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
7 8 (21.05%) TDD
8 7 (18.42%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (18.42%) ETL
8 7 (18.42%) Integration Testing
8 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 6 (15.79%) User Stories
10 5 (13.16%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 30 (78.95%) SQL
2 18 (47.37%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.63%) C
4 1 (2.63%) Java 8
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) Ruby
4 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (78.95%) ISEB
2 22 (57.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) Degree
4 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) Master's Degree
6 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.63%) MCP
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.63%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (2.63%) OCP
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP ALM
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Oracle
2 11 (28.95%) webMethods
3 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (2.63%) IBM