Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 October 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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 81 84
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 23 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 2.08% 0.90% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.91% 4.00% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 6
West Sussex median daily rate £420 £340 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -22.29% +50.21%
10th Percentile £314 £250 £343
90th Percentile £446 £398 £522
South East median daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 West Sussex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Sussex
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 258 225 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 23.37% 22.55% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 142 188
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.74% +11.17%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £284
90th Percentile £575 £499 £543
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 24
West Sussex median hourly rate £51.00 £26.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.29% -38.95% +152.94%
10th Percentile £48.75 £15.75 £21.25
90th Percentile £51.83 £51.80 £52.25
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £24.38 £26.00
% change year-on-year +64.10% -6.25% -4.59%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in West Sussex

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in West Sussex

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Worthing -2 19 £420 -2.55% 2
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 23 (100.00%) ISEB
1 23 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 21 (91.30%) Java
3 20 (86.96%) XML
3 20 (86.96%) SQL
3 20 (86.96%) Oracle
3 20 (86.96%) Windows
4 19 (82.61%) Unix
5 15 (65.22%) JIRA
5 15 (65.22%) Test Scripting
5 15 (65.22%) Customer Requirements
6 14 (60.87%) webMethods
6 14 (60.87%) WebLogic
7 12 (52.17%) Toad
8 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
9 10 (43.48%) Confluence
9 10 (43.48%) Selenium
9 10 (43.48%) Cucumber
10 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
11 8 (34.78%) SOAP
11 8 (34.78%) SoapUI
11 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (34.78%) QA
12 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
13 5 (21.74%) SAP
13 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
13 5 (21.74%) JMeter
13 5 (21.74%) Defect Management
13 5 (21.74%) Gatling

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 14 (60.87%) WebLogic
2 10 (43.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) JIRA
2 12 (52.17%) Toad
3 10 (43.48%) Cucumber
3 10 (43.48%) Selenium
4 8 (34.78%) SoapUI
5 5 (21.74%) Gatling
5 5 (21.74%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Analyst
1 18 (78.26%) Test Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.35%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
4 1 (4.35%) SAP Manager
4 1 (4.35%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
4 1 (4.35%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) XML
2 8 (34.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Windows
2 19 (82.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Customer Requirements
1 15 (65.22%) Test Scripting
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
3 5 (21.74%) Defect Management
3 5 (21.74%) Open Source
4 4 (17.39%) API Testing
4 4 (17.39%) BDD
4 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) ERP
5 3 (13.04%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (13.04%) SDLC
5 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.70%) Test Management
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
7 1 (4.35%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) Java
2 20 (86.96%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) ISEB
1 23 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Oracle
2 14 (60.87%) webMethods
3 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) IBM