Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 77 81
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 10 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.96% 1.01% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.20% 4.62% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
West Sussex median daily rate £340 £397 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.45% +26.17% -
10th Percentile £250 £321 £267
90th Percentile £398 £467 £332
South East median daily rate £330 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% -14.29% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £27.00

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 238 260 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 22.80% 21.96% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 157 137
West Sussex median daily rate £410 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +8.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £263 £307 £270
90th Percentile £500 £549 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 14
West Sussex median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +117.42% -13.76%
10th Percentile £17.50 £30.72 £15.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.45 £42.45
South East median hourly rate £25.06 £27.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -8.87% -11.00% +81.02%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in West Sussex over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 17 December 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
Worthing -6 4 £431 +21.01%
Gatwick - 3 £350 -
Crawley - 2 £250 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 10 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (80.00%) ISEB
3 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
5 5 (50.00%) Workflow
5 5 (50.00%) Scrum
5 5 (50.00%) Migration
5 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (50.00%) Asset Management
5 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Data Migration
5 5 (50.00%) Reference Data
5 5 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Traceability Matrix
6 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Degree
6 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Content Management
6 4 (40.00%) Document Management
6 4 (40.00%) CMS
6 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (30.00%) HP
7 3 (30.00%) Documentum
7 3 (30.00%) SAP
7 3 (30.00%) SAP CO
7 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (30.00%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (30.00%) Maximo

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 4 (40.00%) CMS
2 3 (30.00%) Confluence
2 3 (30.00%) Documentum
3 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Maximo
1 3 (30.00%) SAP CO
1 3 (30.00%) SAP FI
1 3 (30.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (30.00%) SAP MM
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Asset Management Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) IT Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Test Data Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Reference Data
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (10.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 5 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Traceability Matrix
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Workflow
3 4 (40.00%) Content Management
3 4 (40.00%) Document Management
3 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (30.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (80.00%) ISEB
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
1 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) webMethods