Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 816 782 788
Rank change year-on-year -34 +6 -58
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 20 37 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.042% 0.062%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.20% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 24
England median daily rate £481 £370 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.07% -6.03% -7.35%
10th Percentile £305 £265 £252
90th Percentile £538 £475 £493
UK median daily rate £475 £370 £388
% change year-on-year +28.38% -4.52% -8.82%
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 17,327 18,173 20,585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.76% 20.43% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,622 11,429 12,678
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.10% +2.06%
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 786 835 944
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.77% +40.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.13 £50.00 £50.73
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.85% -1.82% +44.74%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 -8 11 £438 +9.38% 1
London -48 3 £500 +38.89%
Midlands - 3 £475 -
West Midlands - 3 £475 -
North of England +18 2 - - 4
North West - 2 - - 2
East of England -24 1 - -
ISTQB Advanced Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 20 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) SDLC
3 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 8 (40.00%) HP
4 8 (40.00%) Defect Management
5 7 (35.00%) Finance
5 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
5 7 (35.00%) JIRA
5 7 (35.00%) Selenium
6 6 (30.00%) QA
7 5 (25.00%) Test Management
7 5 (25.00%) Java
7 5 (25.00%) HP UFT
7 5 (25.00%) Python
7 5 (25.00%) V-Model
7 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
8 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 4 (20.00%) ISEB
9 3 (15.00%) Internet
9 3 (15.00%) PHP
9 3 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
10 2 (10.00%) PMO
10 2 (10.00%) Zephyr
10 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (10.00%) Software Delivery
10 2 (10.00%) TDD

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 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) JIRA
1 7 (35.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) Jasmine
4 2 (10.00%) JMeter
4 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (10.00%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 2 (10.00%) QA Manager
3 2 (10.00%) QA Test Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Defect Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (55.00%) SDLC
2 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (25.00%) Test Management
5 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 5 (25.00%) V-Model
6 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) BDD
8 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.00%) Project Management
8 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
8 2 (10.00%) Scrum
8 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 2 (10.00%) Software Delivery
8 2 (10.00%) System Testing
8 2 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
1 5 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.00%) MBCS
4 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.00%) PMP
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) ISO 9000
2 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle