Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 November 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 76 88
Rank change year-on-year -16 +12 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.63% 0.23% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 0.91% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Essex median daily rate £350 - £400
East of England median daily rate £350 £331 £275
% change year-on-year +5.66% +20.45% -20.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £108.75 -

ISTQB 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 135 219 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 17.07% 24.91% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 148 81
Essex median daily rate £400 £310 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -22.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £163 £225 £225
90th Percentile £546 £491 £538
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 33 21
Essex median hourly rate £26.44 £34.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.24% -18.07% +28.23%
10th Percentile £18.46 £15.75 £25.25
90th Percentile £39.90 £44.75 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £29.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -38.98% +37.21% +16.22%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Essex

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Essex

ISTQB
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 within the Essex region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £350 - 1
Brentwood - 1 £350 -
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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 Essex region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Confluence
2 4 (80.00%) User Stories
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) C
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (40.00%) ETL
4 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) Kanban
4 2 (40.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Pentaho
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) SoapUI

ISTQB
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 (80.00%) Confluence
2 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) User Stories
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (40.00%) ETL
4 2 (40.00%) Kanban
4 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle