Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
UK > England
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 844 828 788
Rank change year-on-year -16 -40 -61
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 22 35 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.023% 0.036% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.18% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 33
England median daily rate £433 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.33% -3.23% +1.97%
10th Percentile £310 £304 £315
90th Percentile £563 £415 £424
UK median daily rate £350 £373 £383
% change year-on-year -6.04% -2.68% +3.45%
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 17857 19476 20680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.78% 20.29% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10982 12195 12662
England median daily rate £432 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £230 £243 £250
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 814 779 995
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.83 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.65% +4.00% +31.58%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 -11 14 £350 -6.67% 6
London -31 4 £513 +38.51% 2
East of England -19 3 £433 - 1
North of England +46 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - - 1
ISTQB Advanced Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 England region with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 22 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 14 (63.64%) ISEB
3 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (50.00%) QA
4 9 (40.91%) Test Management
4 9 (40.91%) HP
5 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
5 8 (36.36%) JIRA
6 7 (31.82%) Degree
6 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
6 7 (31.82%) ITIL
6 7 (31.82%) PRINCE2
6 7 (31.82%) PMP
6 7 (31.82%) PMI Certification
6 7 (31.82%) Test Planning
7 6 (27.27%) SDLC
7 6 (27.27%) Defect Management
7 6 (27.27%) V-Model
7 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
7 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
8 4 (18.18%) Finance
8 4 (18.18%) Validation
8 4 (18.18%) IPv4
8 4 (18.18%) IPv6
8 4 (18.18%) Selenium
8 4 (18.18%) Firewall
8 4 (18.18%) Asset Management
8 4 (18.18%) Trend Analysis
8 4 (18.18%) Defect Tracking

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 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Firewall
1 4 (18.18%) IPv4
1 4 (18.18%) IPv6
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) JIRA
2 4 (18.18%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 2 (9.09%) Jasmine
3 2 (9.09%) JMeter
3 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (9.09%) Zephyr
4 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Test Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Defect Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
3 2 (9.09%) QA Manager
3 2 (9.09%) QA Test Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Risk Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Network Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Security Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Test Management
3 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 7 (31.82%) PRINCE2
4 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
4 7 (31.82%) Test Planning
5 6 (27.27%) Defect Management
5 6 (27.27%) SDLC
5 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 6 (27.27%) V-Model
6 4 (18.18%) Asset Management
6 4 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (18.18%) Trend Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Validation
7 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) TDD
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C#
1 2 (9.09%) Java
1 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 2 (9.09%) Python
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 14 (63.64%) ISEB
3 7 (31.82%) Degree
3 7 (31.82%) PMI Certification
3 7 (31.82%) PMP
4 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (4.55%) MBCS
6 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) PMO
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle