Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Royston with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 April 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Hertfordshire > Royston
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 2 -
Rank change year-on-year -9 - -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Royston 4.17% 12.50% -
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Royston median daily rate £300 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £335 £319 £375
% change year-on-year +5.10% -15.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Royston median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Royston with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Royston
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Royston 20.83% 25.00% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Royston median daily rate £300 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +7.69% -43.48%
10th Percentile £275 £350 £313
90th Percentile £325 £350 £338
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £400 £394
% change year-on-year -12.50% +1.59% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Royston median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £21.50
% change year-on-year -1.52% -17.35% +19.44%

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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 Royston region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Siemens
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) HP ALM

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Royston 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP ALM
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Siemens