Period
to 25 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 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)
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 81 86
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -17
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.69% 1.10% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.87% 4.25% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
West Sussex median daily rate £335 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.67% +19.05% +43.18%
10th Percentile £280 £331 £303
90th Percentile £398 £453 £347
South East median daily rate £373 £350 £343
% change year-on-year +6.43% +2.19% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £170.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% -74.71% +466.67%

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 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 279 259 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 24.18% 25.90% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 161 122
West Sussex median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +16.36%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £271
90th Percentile £544 £550 £537
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 10 6
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £42.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.47% +25.00% -15.00%
10th Percentile £17.50 £24.50 £16.33
90th Percentile £67.25 £54.18 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.52 £28.38
% change year-on-year +19.89% -20.63% +33.53%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in West Sussex

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in West Sussex

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in West Sussex over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in West Sussex

ISTQB
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 within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 25 April 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
Gatwick +1 4 £335 -
Worthing -3 2 - -
East Grinstead - 1 £400 - 1
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 6 (75.00%) QA
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (37.50%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 3 (37.50%) JIRA
5 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (37.50%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
6 2 (25.00%) Test Management
6 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (25.00%) Data Validation
6 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (25.00%) Confluence
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Selenium
6 2 (25.00%) EDI
6 2 (25.00%) ETL
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) XML
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL

ISTQB
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 2 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (12.50%) Documentum
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Maximo
1 1 (12.50%) SAP CO
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (12.50%) SAP MM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) Gatling
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) JBehave
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) Toad
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Excel Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Data Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Data Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) EDI
1 2 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Fintech
2 1 (12.50%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
1 3 (37.50%) SDLC
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (25.00%) Data Validation
2 2 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (25.00%) PMP
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP ALM
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) webMethods