Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 May 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 816 766 785
Rank change year-on-year -50 +19 -52
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 33 34 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.041% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.20% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 42
England median daily rate £450 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -15.15% -1.79%
10th Percentile £305 £265 £310
90th Percentile £548 £410 £502
UK median daily rate £450 £350 £405
% change year-on-year +28.57% -13.58% -1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,620 16,940 20,863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.99% 20.28% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,525 10,558 13,121
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 785 856 755
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.77
90th Percentile £49.79 £52.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -6.25% +45.45%

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ISTQB Advanced Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in England

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in England

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in England

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification within the England region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
South East -12 17 £420 +25.37% 1
West Midlands - 9 £475 - 1
Midlands - 9 £475 - 1
London -57 4 - -
North of England -23 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
East of England +2 1 - -
ISTQB Advanced Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 England region with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 33 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (51.52%) Test Automation
4 13 (39.39%) QA
5 12 (36.36%) SDLC
6 11 (33.33%) Selenium
7 10 (30.30%) Waterfall
7 10 (30.30%) Defect Management
8 9 (27.27%) ISEB
8 9 (27.27%) Finance
9 8 (24.24%) JIRA
9 8 (24.24%) Test Management
10 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
10 7 (21.21%) V-Model
10 7 (21.21%) Functional Testing
10 7 (21.21%) Test Planning
10 7 (21.21%) HP
10 7 (21.21%) Validation
10 7 (21.21%) HP ALM
11 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
11 6 (18.18%) Coaching
11 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
11 6 (18.18%) Cucumber
11 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
12 5 (15.15%) Java
12 5 (15.15%) ITIL
12 5 (15.15%) Windows
12 5 (15.15%) Python
12 5 (15.15%) Scrum
12 5 (15.15%) HP UFT

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (12.12%) Documentum
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) DNS
1 3 (9.09%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) VLAN
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Selenium
2 8 (24.24%) JIRA
3 6 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 5 (15.15%) HP UFT
5 4 (12.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (12.12%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.03%) Gatling
6 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.03%) JMeter
6 1 (3.03%) Maven
6 1 (3.03%) TestNG
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Military
3 1 (3.03%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Test Manager
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Test Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Test Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Test Leader
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Implementation Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Smart Metering Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Data Centre Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Data Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Defect Manager
7 1 (3.03%) ETL Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Network Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 3 (9.09%) PKI
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) Test Automation
3 12 (36.36%) SDLC
4 10 (30.30%) Defect Management
4 10 (30.30%) Waterfall
5 8 (24.24%) Test Management
6 7 (21.21%) Functional Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Test Planning
6 7 (21.21%) Validation
6 7 (21.21%) V-Model
7 6 (18.18%) Coaching
7 6 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 5 (15.15%) ITIL
8 5 (15.15%) Scrum
9 4 (12.12%) Case Management
9 4 (12.12%) DevOps
9 4 (12.12%) System Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Java
1 5 (15.15%) Python
2 3 (9.09%) PHP
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (27.27%) ISEB
3 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.06%) Degree
5 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
5 2 (6.06%) PMP
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.03%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (39.39%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) ISO 9000
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) HP ALM
2 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) HP
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) Pega
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco
3 3 (9.09%) LogRhythm
3 3 (9.09%) Lumension
3 3 (9.09%) NetApp
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.03%) Atlassian