Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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)
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 74 77
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 -16
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 22 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 2.11% 1.33% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.57% 5.94% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 6
West Sussex median daily rate £335 £334 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.37% +9.88% +48.17%
10th Percentile £255 £301 £238
90th Percentile £375 £453 £400
South East median daily rate £350 £320 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% -14.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - £25.00

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 230 286 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 22.01% 22.33% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 174 143
West Sussex median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.68% +9.23%
10th Percentile £265 £300 £225
90th Percentile £488 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 13
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +152.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £17.50 £31.40 £15.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.25 £42.40
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% +25.93% +58.82%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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
Crawley - 9 £300 -
Gatwick - 5 £350 -
Worthing -5 4 £431 +25.84% 1
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 18 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 19 (86.36%) ISEB
2 11 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 11 (50.00%) QA
3 10 (45.45%) Degree
3 10 (45.45%) Test Management
3 10 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (40.91%) Asset Management
5 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (31.82%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
6 7 (31.82%) SQL
6 7 (31.82%) ITIL
6 7 (31.82%) SAP
7 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2
7 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (27.27%) PMP
7 6 (27.27%) PMI Certification
7 6 (27.27%) Migration
7 6 (27.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Traceability Matrix
8 5 (22.73%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
8 5 (22.73%) Reference Data
8 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
8 5 (22.73%) Scrum
8 5 (22.73%) Validation
8 5 (22.73%) Workflow
8 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development

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 4 (18.18%) CMS
2 3 (13.64%) Confluence
2 3 (13.64%) Documentum
3 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Maximo
1 3 (13.64%) SAP CO
1 3 (13.64%) SAP FI
1 3 (13.64%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (13.64%) SAP MM
2 1 (4.55%) SAP CCM
2 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Firewall
1 4 (18.18%) IPv4
1 4 (18.18%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.55%) Toad
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 10 (45.45%) Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) SAP Manager
4 3 (13.64%) SAP Test Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Asset Management Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Test Data Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Database Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Network Security Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) EDI
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (22.73%) Reference Data
3 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Test Management
2 9 (40.91%) Asset Management
3 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
4 7 (31.82%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Migration
5 6 (27.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
6 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
6 5 (22.73%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Scrum
6 5 (22.73%) Traceability Matrix
6 5 (22.73%) Validation
6 5 (22.73%) Workflow
7 4 (18.18%) Content Management
7 4 (18.18%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (86.36%) ISEB
2 10 (45.45%) Degree
2 10 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (27.27%) PMI Certification
4 6 (27.27%) PMP
4 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) SAP
2 3 (13.64%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Sybase
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) webMethods