Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 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 Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 88 79
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 -4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 12 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.22% 0.30% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.20% 1.56% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Essex median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £286
90th Percentile £428 £350 £346
East of England median daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +9.38% -1.54% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB Foundation 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 286 128 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 28.98% 19.16% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 64 161
Essex median daily rate £475 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £187 £225
90th Percentile £618 £596 £518
East of England median daily rate £425 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 31
Essex median hourly rate £16.00 £39.01 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.98% +11.44% -17.65%
10th Percentile £12.55 £29.99 £15.75
90th Percentile £40.00 £39.93 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -50.00% +52.17%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Essex

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Essex

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Essex over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Essex

ISTQB Foundation 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 Foundation Certification within the Essex region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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 -10 8 £350 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation 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 Foundation Certification.

1 12 (100.00%) SQL
1 12 (100.00%) Oracle
1 12 (100.00%) Unix
1 12 (100.00%) ISEB
1 12 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 12 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 10 (83.33%) Java
3 10 (83.33%) XML
3 10 (83.33%) Customer Requirements
4 8 (66.67%) WebLogic
4 8 (66.67%) SAP
4 8 (66.67%) webMethods
5 6 (50.00%) Toad
5 6 (50.00%) Finance
6 5 (41.67%) System Testing
7 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
7 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (33.33%) SOAP
8 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 2 (16.67%) Selenium
9 2 (16.67%) API Testing
9 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
10 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (8.33%) Time Management
10 1 (8.33%) REST
10 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
10 1 (8.33%) Kibana
10 1 (8.33%) PuTTY
10 1 (8.33%) WinSCP

ISTQB Foundation 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) PuTTY
1 1 (8.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Toad
2 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Robot Framework
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Tester
3 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) XML
2 4 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Unix
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (83.33%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (41.67%) System Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) API Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) Microservices
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Test Management
6 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (83.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) ISEB
1 12 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (66.67%) SAP
2 8 (66.67%) webMethods
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft