Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 147 190 149
Rank change year-on-year +43 -41 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 39 13 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.93% 0.28% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.52% 1.35% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 21
East of England median daily rate £400 £319 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.49% -1.92% +18.18%
10th Percentile £311 £278 £275
90th Percentile £532 £431 £458
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £52.00 £45.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year +15.56% +11.80% +18.38%

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 863 962 884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.59% 20.58% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 487 509
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £205 £192 £195
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 86 103
East of England median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -50.00% +52.17%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +3.77%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +13 34 £400 -12.57% 2
Hertfordshire +15 2 - - 3
Suffolk - 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 31 (79.49%) ISEB
2 29 (74.36%) SQL
3 28 (71.79%) Test Automation
4 25 (64.10%) Oracle
5 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (58.97%) Test Strategy
6 22 (56.41%) Test Scripting
6 22 (56.41%) SDLC
7 21 (53.85%) Selenium
8 20 (51.28%) SoapUI
8 20 (51.28%) Software Testing
9 19 (48.72%) QA
10 18 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (46.15%) Regression Testing
10 18 (46.15%) JMeter
10 18 (46.15%) Coaching
11 17 (43.59%) Acceptance Criteria
12 16 (41.03%) Scrum
12 16 (41.03%) JIRA
12 16 (41.03%) LoadRunner
12 16 (41.03%) Client/Server
12 16 (41.03%) Confluence
12 16 (41.03%) Test Planning
13 15 (38.46%) User Stories
13 15 (38.46%) Functional Testing
13 15 (38.46%) Pentaho
13 15 (38.46%) Performance Testing
13 15 (38.46%) Integration Testing
13 15 (38.46%) Data Integration
13 15 (38.46%) ETL

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 16 (41.03%) Confluence
2 9 (23.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) GitHub
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.56%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (38.46%) Pentaho
2 12 (30.77%) Impala
3 4 (10.26%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 3 (7.69%) MySQL
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (53.85%) Selenium
2 20 (51.28%) SoapUI
3 18 (46.15%) JMeter
4 16 (41.03%) JIRA
4 16 (41.03%) LoadRunner
5 11 (28.21%) Bitbucket
6 5 (12.82%) Cucumber
7 3 (7.69%) LabVIEW
7 3 (7.69%) Toad
8 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
8 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.56%) JUnit
9 1 (2.56%) MSTest
9 1 (2.56%) NUnit
9 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.56%) WatiN
9 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
1 14 (35.90%) Test Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Tester
3 9 (23.08%) QA Tester
4 7 (17.95%) Test Manager
5 5 (12.82%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) OAT Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) OAT Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Tester
7 1 (2.56%) RF Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Risk Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Risk Management Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Systems Test Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Test Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) XML
2 3 (7.69%) JSON
2 3 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.56%) REST
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (41.03%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Unix
2 12 (30.77%) Linux
3 10 (25.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) Test Automation
2 23 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (58.97%) Test Strategy
3 22 (56.41%) SDLC
3 22 (56.41%) Test Scripting
4 20 (51.28%) Software Testing
5 18 (46.15%) Coaching
5 18 (46.15%) Regression Testing
5 18 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (43.59%) Acceptance Criteria
7 16 (41.03%) Scrum
7 16 (41.03%) Test Planning
8 15 (38.46%) Data Integration
8 15 (38.46%) ETL
8 15 (38.46%) Functional Testing
8 15 (38.46%) Integration Testing
8 15 (38.46%) Performance Testing
8 15 (38.46%) User Stories
9 14 (35.90%) Sprint Retrospective
9 14 (35.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) SQL
2 14 (35.90%) Java
3 4 (10.26%) C
4 3 (7.69%) VB
5 2 (5.13%) C#
5 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (79.49%) ISEB
2 9 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
4 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.26%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (10.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (7.69%) Degree
7 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (48.72%) QA
2 14 (35.90%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) HP ALM
2 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 25 (64.10%) Oracle
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.38%) webMethods
4 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.26%) HP
4 4 (10.26%) IBM
5 3 (7.69%) EMC