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 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / East Sussex
Rank 33 35 39
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 0.95% 1.71% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 13.51% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £350 £288 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -23.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 East Sussex.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Sussex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 24 37 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 11.37% 12.63% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 21
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £413 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in East Sussex 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 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
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 3 months to 27 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
Brighton +2 2 £350 +8.52%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 12 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 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 Sussex region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing

ISTQB
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Junior
2 1 (50.00%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Junior Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Web Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Web Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft