Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 187 167
Rank change year-on-year +30 -20 +16
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 50 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.99% 0.39% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.11% 2.02% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 12
East of England median daily rate £450 £350 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +5.66% +20.45%
10th Percentile £320 £299 £263
90th Percentile £593 £449 £436
England median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
East of England median hourly rate - - £108.75
England median hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -12.22% +12.50% +26.98%

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 978 989 940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.37% 19.48% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 502 545
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £202 £182 £205
90th Percentile £575 £568 £525
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 99 93
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £27.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -34.83% +28.47%
10th Percentile £10.62 £11.50 £10.44
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.65 £46.80
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £25.50
% change year-on-year -0.48% -1.49% +7.37%

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

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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

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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 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in the East of England

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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 19 November 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 +17 41 £450 +28.57% 2
Hertfordshire +1 5 £300 -4.00% 2
Bedfordshire +9 1 - - 4
Cambridgeshire +7 1 - - 4
Suffolk - 1 - - 6
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 43 (86.00%) ISEB
2 40 (80.00%) SQL
3 34 (68.00%) Oracle
4 31 (62.00%) Test Scripting
5 26 (52.00%) Test Automation
5 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (52.00%) Java
6 24 (48.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (46.00%) Unix
8 22 (44.00%) Windows
8 22 (44.00%) XML
9 21 (42.00%) WebLogic
9 21 (42.00%) Software Testing
10 19 (38.00%) Selenium
10 19 (38.00%) SoapUI
10 19 (38.00%) webMethods
10 19 (38.00%) JMeter
11 18 (36.00%) LoadRunner
11 18 (36.00%) Test Strategy
11 18 (36.00%) QA
12 17 (34.00%) Mentoring
13 16 (32.00%) SDLC
14 15 (30.00%) JIRA
14 15 (30.00%) Performance Testing
14 15 (30.00%) Scrum
15 14 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (28.00%) BDD
15 14 (28.00%) TDD
16 13 (26.00%) Confluence
16 13 (26.00%) Integration Testing

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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 21 (42.00%) WebLogic
2 13 (26.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) Pentaho
2 8 (16.00%) Impala
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (38.00%) JMeter
1 19 (38.00%) Selenium
1 19 (38.00%) SoapUI
2 18 (36.00%) LoadRunner
3 15 (30.00%) JIRA
4 13 (26.00%) Toad
5 6 (12.00%) Bitbucket
6 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.00%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.00%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.00%) Ant
8 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.00%) IntelliJ
8 1 (2.00%) JUnit
8 1 (2.00%) Maven
8 1 (2.00%) Subversion
8 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.00%) WATIR
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Legal
2 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Analyst
2 19 (38.00%) Test Analyst
3 14 (28.00%) Tester
4 8 (16.00%) Test Manager
5 6 (12.00%) Performance Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Agile Tester
6 3 (6.00%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.00%) OAT Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) OAT Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Digital Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) ETL Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) ETL Tester
8 1 (2.00%) JIRA Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 1 (2.00%) Unix Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Web Applications Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.00%) XML
2 4 (8.00%) SOAP
3 2 (4.00%) .NET
3 2 (4.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.00%) CSS
4 1 (2.00%) HTML
4 1 (2.00%) Java SE
4 1 (2.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Client/Server
2 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.00%) Unix
2 22 (44.00%) Windows
3 9 (18.00%) Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (62.00%) Test Scripting
2 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (52.00%) Test Automation
3 21 (42.00%) Software Testing
4 18 (36.00%) Test Strategy
5 17 (34.00%) Mentoring
6 16 (32.00%) SDLC
7 15 (30.00%) Performance Testing
7 15 (30.00%) Scrum
8 14 (28.00%) BDD
8 14 (28.00%) TDD
8 14 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (26.00%) Coaching
9 13 (26.00%) Functional Testing
9 13 (26.00%) Integration Testing
9 13 (26.00%) Kanban
10 12 (24.00%) Customer Requirements
10 12 (24.00%) Regression Testing
10 12 (24.00%) Test Management
10 12 (24.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 40 (80.00%) SQL
2 26 (52.00%) Java
3 4 (8.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.00%) C
4 3 (6.00%) VB
5 1 (2.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) Java 8
5 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (86.00%) ISEB
2 24 (48.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (8.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) MCP
6 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (2.00%) OCP
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (36.00%) QA
2 9 (18.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) HP ALM
2 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (68.00%) Oracle
2 19 (38.00%) webMethods
3 8 (16.00%) SAP
4 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.00%) HP
6 4 (8.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.00%) IBM
7 1 (2.00%) CA Agile Central