Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 January 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)
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 48 48
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 0.82% 1.55% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% 10.96% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 6
East Sussex median daily rate £545 £400 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.25% +16.45% +8.19%
10th Percentile £496 £263 £322
90th Percentile £634 £500 £375
South East median daily rate £380 £339 £330
% change year-on-year +12.18% +2.65% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +48.28%

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 East Sussex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East Sussex
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 85 73 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 13.93% 14.12% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 57 34
East Sussex median daily rate £490 £400 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% +16.45% +5.69%
10th Percentile £161 £123 £205
90th Percentile £640 £590 £458
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £407
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.68% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East Sussex median hourly rate - - £13.00
South East median hourly rate £36.25 £25.69 £23.00
% change year-on-year +41.11% +11.70% -36.11%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in East Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in East Sussex

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB in East Sussex.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in East Sussex

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in East Sussex over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in East Sussex

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Brighton -14 4 £490 +8.89% 5
Hove +3 1 £600 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Sussex region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) ISEB
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) OOP
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) MySQL
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (20.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Data Centre

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in East Sussex 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 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) Gatling
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Junior
1 2 (40.00%) QA Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Junior QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Junior QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) OOP
3 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integrated Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (20.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle