Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 811 844 832
Rank change year-on-year +33 -12 -41
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 48 23 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.050% 0.024% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 26
England median daily rate £413 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £344 £313 £320
90th Percentile £575 £449 £463
UK median daily rate £413 £350 £397
% change year-on-year +17.86% -11.81% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £52.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £52.00 - -

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 17,840 17,926 20,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.70% 18.92% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,576 10,990 12,702
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 849 763
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.48% +0.48% +6.95%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.77
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year -5.11% +1.33% +4.00%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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
London +9 18 £550 +4.76% 2
South East -10 13 £405 +15.71% 2
Midlands - 10 £400 - 2
West Midlands - 9 £400 - 2
East of England +15 4 £428 -1.16% 1
North of England -7 2 £325 -18.75% 3
North East 0 1 £325 -18.75% 1
North West - 1 - -
South West - 1 £350 -
ISTQB Advanced Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 47 (97.92%) ISTQB
2 34 (70.83%) Test Automation
3 30 (62.50%) ISEB
4 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (47.92%) Java
6 22 (45.83%) QA
7 19 (39.58%) Oracle
8 18 (37.50%) HP
8 18 (37.50%) Test Management
9 17 (35.42%) SQL
9 17 (35.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 16 (33.33%) Selenium
10 16 (33.33%) Performance Testing
11 15 (31.25%) Software Testing
12 14 (29.17%) Waterfall
12 14 (29.17%) Test Strategy
13 13 (27.08%) Mentoring
13 13 (27.08%) Coaching
13 13 (27.08%) SDLC
13 13 (27.08%) ISEB Practitioner
14 12 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
15 11 (22.92%) VB
15 11 (22.92%) C#
15 11 (22.92%) JIRA
15 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
15 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
15 11 (22.92%) Cucumber
15 11 (22.92%) HP ALM
16 10 (20.83%) Amazon AWS

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 7 (14.58%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.33%) Apache Spark
3 3 (6.25%) Confluence
3 3 (6.25%) Documentum
4 1 (2.08%) Mule
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) IaaS
3 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) HTTP
1 8 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (2.08%) DNS
2 1 (2.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) Oracle OWB
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (8.33%) Flink
4 1 (2.08%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.08%) Big Data
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) Selenium
2 11 (22.92%) Cucumber
2 11 (22.92%) JIRA
3 9 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
4 8 (16.67%) JUnit
4 8 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 6 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 5 (10.42%) Appium
6 5 (10.42%) Gatling
6 5 (10.42%) TestNG
7 3 (6.25%) EasyMock
7 3 (6.25%) HP UFT
7 3 (6.25%) Mockito
7 3 (6.25%) Travis CI
8 2 (4.17%) JMeter
8 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
8 2 (4.17%) Maven
8 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.08%) Toad
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Advertising
3 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Military
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Test Manager
2 8 (16.67%) Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Tester
4 5 (10.42%) Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Performance Tester
4 5 (10.42%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Developer in Test
5 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Test Assurance Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Test Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Software Testing Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Software Testing Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Java Concurrency
1 8 (16.67%) Lambda Expressions
1 8 (16.67%) Spring
1 8 (16.67%) WebSockets
2 7 (14.58%) XML
3 4 (8.33%) Kafka
3 4 (8.33%) Spark Streaming
4 3 (6.25%) .NET
4 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.25%) HTML
4 3 (6.25%) WireMock
5 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (70.83%) Test Automation
2 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (37.50%) Test Management
4 16 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 15 (31.25%) Software Testing
6 14 (29.17%) Test Strategy
6 14 (29.17%) Waterfall
7 13 (27.08%) Coaching
7 13 (27.08%) Mentoring
7 13 (27.08%) SDLC
8 12 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (20.83%) Open Source
10 9 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (18.75%) Scenario Testing
11 8 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (16.67%) DevOps
11 8 (16.67%) Integration Testing
11 8 (16.67%) Microservices
11 8 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (47.92%) Java
2 17 (35.42%) SQL
3 11 (22.92%) C#
3 11 (22.92%) VB
4 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 47 (97.92%) ISTQB
2 30 (62.50%) ISEB
3 17 (35.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (27.08%) ISEB Practitioner
5 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
5 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
6 5 (10.42%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (45.83%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) PMO
3 1 (2.08%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Docker
2 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.08%) IAG
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (22.92%) HP ALM
2 8 (16.67%) Kubernetes
3 6 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.17%) Puppet
5 1 (2.08%) Ansible
5 1 (2.08%) SCCM
5 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Oracle
2 18 (37.50%) HP
3 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.58%) CheckPoint
4 7 (14.58%) IBM
4 7 (14.58%) webMethods
5 3 (6.25%) Pega
6 2 (4.17%) Atlassian
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco
6 2 (4.17%) iManage
6 2 (4.17%) LogRhythm
7 1 (2.08%) EMC
7 1 (2.08%) Guidewire
7 1 (2.08%) Juniper
7 1 (2.08%) Lumension
7 1 (2.08%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.08%) NetApp
7 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.08%) SAP
7 1 (2.08%) SevOne