Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 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)
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 53 47
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 +17
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 2.22% 1.13% 2.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.39% 15.79% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 14
East Sussex median daily rate £363 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £216 £328 £295
90th Percentile £581 £396 £475
South East median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.71% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £170.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% -73.53% +1033.33%

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 69 38 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 12.78% 7.14% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 24 36
East Sussex median daily rate £450 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -0.07% -2.71%
10th Percentile £220 £124 £269
90th Percentile £594 £460 £568
South East median daily rate £425 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +5.72% +0.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
East Sussex median hourly rate - £175.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1246.15% -40.43%
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +72.50% -20.00% +3.65%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 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
Brighton +7 10 £250 -31.03% 1
Hove - 2 £600 - 1
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 Sussex region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (66.67%) JIRA
3 8 (66.67%) QA
4 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (41.67%) Scrum
6 5 (41.67%) Windows
6 5 (41.67%) Linux
6 5 (41.67%) OOP
6 5 (41.67%) OO
6 5 (41.67%) MySQL
6 5 (41.67%) Python
6 5 (41.67%) Data Structures
6 5 (41.67%) Algorithms
6 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
6 5 (41.67%) Selenium
6 5 (41.67%) Hadoop
6 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (41.67%) Multithreading
7 4 (33.33%) Test Management
7 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
7 4 (33.33%) ISEB
7 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
8 3 (25.00%) Finance
8 3 (25.00%) .NET
9 2 (16.67%) Degree
9 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Hadoop
1 5 (41.67%) MySQL
1 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) JIRA
2 5 (41.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Junior
2 4 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Junior Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Junior QA Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Junior Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) JIRA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Junior QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (41.67%) Algorithms
2 5 (41.67%) Data Structures
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (41.67%) Multithreading
4 5 (41.67%) OO
4 5 (41.67%) OOP
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
5 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Test Management
6 2 (16.67%) API Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team Management
6 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 2 (16.67%) PMP
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft