Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 78 107
Rank change year-on-year +11 +29 -33
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 18 24 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.36% 2.42% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.70% 10.39% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 2
Essex median daily rate £438 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +21.43% +40.00%
East of England median daily rate £415 £370 £275
% change year-on-year +12.16% +34.55% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 - £43.25

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 207 231 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 27.09% 23.26% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 124 92
Essex median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% +33.33%
10th Percentile £293 £240 £265
90th Percentile £575 £613 £558
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £395
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.20% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 13
Essex median hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +36.36% -6.65%
10th Percentile £30.00 £21.10 £17.36
90th Percentile £41.65 £58.25 £45.80
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £20.39
% change year-on-year +76.47% -16.61% -25.71%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +5 13 £438 +2.94%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 18 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 17 (94.44%) Oracle
2 17 (94.44%) Unix
3 14 (77.78%) ISEB
4 13 (72.22%) Java
5 10 (55.56%) Performance Testing
5 10 (55.56%) Microservices
6 9 (50.00%) Ansible
6 9 (50.00%) Terraform
6 9 (50.00%) Java 8
6 9 (50.00%) QA
6 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 9 (50.00%) BDD
6 9 (50.00%) Integration Testing
6 9 (50.00%) Project Planning
6 9 (50.00%) TDD
6 9 (50.00%) Spring
6 9 (50.00%) Oracle OWB
7 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
8 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
8 4 (22.22%) ETL
8 4 (22.22%) Toad
8 4 (22.22%) Windows
8 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
8 4 (22.22%) XML
8 4 (22.22%) System Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Pentaho

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 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) BlazeMeter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle OWB
2 4 (22.22%) Pentaho
3 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Toad
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
3 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (5.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
1 11 (61.11%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Tester
3 4 (22.22%) QA Tester
4 3 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) QA Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) QA Automation Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Agile Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Tester
6 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) Spring
2 4 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Unix
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Microservices
1 10 (55.56%) Performance Testing
2 9 (50.00%) BDD
2 9 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 9 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 9 (50.00%) TDD
2 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (22.22%) ETL
4 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 4 (22.22%) System Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 3 (16.67%) QA Automation
6 1 (5.56%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 13 (72.22%) Java
3 9 (50.00%) Java 8
4 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 14 (77.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Ansible
1 9 (50.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) webMethods
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft