Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 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
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.15% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median daily rate - - -
East of England median daily rate - £475 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England 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 Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 135 210 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 20.80% 26.22% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 154 81
Essex median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £192 £213 £238
90th Percentile £625 £516 £575
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 26 21
Essex median hourly rate £38.26 £34.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.90% -19.77% +8.86%
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £24.63
% change year-on-year -50.00% +42.13% +17.65%

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 23 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
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
ISTQB Advanced Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Essex region with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) MBCS
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Test Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Test Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) MBCS
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared