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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / East of England
Rank 107 110 111
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.98% 0.58% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.43% 2.90% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 1
Median daily rate £325 £311 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.41% -26.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £308
% change year-on-year +12.00% +1.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.17% +80.00%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 474 483 463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 22.10% 19.92% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 255 223
Median daily rate £398 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 46 53
Median hourly rate £37.25 £46.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.89% +106.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.93 £60.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex 0 12 £325 +36.84%
Bedfordshire - 5 £445 - 1
Hertfordshire -2 4 £319 -15.00% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 24 (77.42%) ISEB
2 18 (58.06%) Software Testing
3 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (48.39%) Selenium
5 14 (45.16%) JIRA
6 13 (41.94%) SDLC
7 12 (38.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (38.71%) JMeter
8 11 (35.48%) LoadRunner
9 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
10 8 (25.81%) SoapUI
10 8 (25.81%) QA
10 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
11 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
11 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
12 6 (19.35%) Scrum
12 6 (19.35%) Finance
12 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
12 6 (19.35%) Oracle
12 6 (19.35%) BDD
12 6 (19.35%) TDD
12 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
13 5 (16.13%) Test Planning
13 5 (16.13%) Confluence
13 5 (16.13%) Kanban
13 5 (16.13%) WebLogic
13 5 (16.13%) XML
13 5 (16.13%) Client/Server
13 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
13 5 (16.13%) Project Management

ISTQB
Top Related 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 5 (16.13%) Confluence
1 5 (16.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Maximo
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.23%) BGP
2 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.23%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) IPv4
2 1 (3.23%) IPv6
2 1 (3.23%) Multicast
2 1 (3.23%) OSPF
2 1 (3.23%) SDH
2 1 (3.23%) SONET
2 1 (3.23%) VPLS
2 1 (3.23%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (48.39%) Selenium
2 14 (45.16%) JIRA
3 12 (38.71%) JMeter
4 11 (35.48%) LoadRunner
5 8 (25.81%) SoapUI
6 3 (9.68%) Calabash
6 3 (9.68%) Capybara
6 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
7 2 (6.45%) MSI
8 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.23%) JUnit
8 1 (3.23%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.23%) TestDirector
8 1 (3.23%) TestPartner
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Tester
2 10 (32.26%) Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Test Analyst
4 7 (22.58%) Test Engineer
5 6 (19.35%) Performance Tester
6 3 (9.68%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Mobile Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
7 2 (6.45%) Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Service Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Test Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Client/Server
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Android
1 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
2 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Software Testing
2 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (41.94%) SDLC
4 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
5 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
6 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
7 6 (19.35%) BDD
7 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
7 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
7 6 (19.35%) Scrum
7 6 (19.35%) TDD
8 5 (16.13%) Kanban
8 5 (16.13%) Project Management
8 5 (16.13%) Test Planning
9 4 (12.90%) API Design
9 4 (12.90%) Test Management
9 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.90%) User Stories
10 3 (9.68%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) C
1 4 (12.90%) Java
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.68%) Python
2 3 (9.68%) Ruby
3 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (77.42%) ISEB
2 12 (38.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) CCNA
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.23%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) QA
2 3 (9.68%) Data Quality
2 3 (9.68%) SLA
3 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (6.45%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) BladeLogic
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) BMC
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) Computacenter
5 1 (3.23%) Huawei
5 1 (3.23%) Juniper
5 1 (3.23%) NetApp
5 1 (3.23%) Tellabs