Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 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 Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 99 78
Rank change year-on-year +16 -21 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 20 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.07% 0.12% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.44% 0.78% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Essex median daily rate £438 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +40.00% -
East of England median daily rate £360 £263 £350
% change year-on-year +37.14% -25.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £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 237 129 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 24.48% 15.21% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 68 117
Essex median daily rate £475 £408 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.56% +35.83% -25.00%
10th Percentile £216 £161 £225
90th Percentile £600 £569 £488
East of England median daily rate £415 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.75% +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 28
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -10.20% -8.54%
10th Percentile £23.78 £21.75 £13.08
90th Percentile £56.91 £46.00 £47.53
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.39 £20.42
% change year-on-year -14.15% -0.15% -2.80%

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
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 22 September 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 - 11 £425 -
Basildon - 1 £475 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 20 (100.00%) SQL
1 20 (100.00%) Oracle
1 20 (100.00%) Unix
1 20 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 19 (95.00%) Test Scripting
2 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 19 (95.00%) ISEB
3 18 (90.00%) XML
3 18 (90.00%) Java
4 16 (80.00%) WebLogic
4 16 (80.00%) Toad
4 16 (80.00%) webMethods
5 13 (65.00%) Customer Requirements
6 8 (40.00%) SAP
7 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (30.00%) Finance
7 6 (30.00%) SoapUI
8 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (25.00%) System Testing
8 5 (25.00%) JMeter
8 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Load Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (20.00%) LoadRunner
9 4 (20.00%) SOAP
9 4 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
11 2 (10.00%) QA
11 2 (10.00%) Test Management

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 16 (80.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (80.00%) Toad
2 6 (30.00%) SoapUI
3 5 (25.00%) JMeter
4 4 (20.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.00%) AccuRev
5 1 (5.00%) Ant
5 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.00%) Hudson
5 1 (5.00%) IntelliJ
5 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.00%) JIRA
5 1 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) Maven
5 1 (5.00%) QF-Test
5 1 (5.00%) Selenium
5 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
1 11 (55.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Tester
4 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (90.00%) XML
2 4 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) Java SE
3 1 (5.00%) Spring
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Unix
2 19 (95.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (65.00%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (25.00%) System Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (10.00%) API Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Management
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.00%) Information Management
7 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
7 1 (5.00%) OO
7 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.00%) TDD
7 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) SQL
2 18 (90.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Java 8
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 19 (95.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP ALM
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Oracle
2 16 (80.00%) webMethods
3 8 (40.00%) SAP
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (5.00%) HP