Period
to 19 October 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 19 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 66 79
Rank change year-on-year -11 +13 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 25 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 2.25% 2.20% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.65% 9.73% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 10
West Sussex median daily rate £395 £345 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.49% -5.48% +20.16%
10th Percentile £284 £255 £301
90th Percentile £445 £375 £491
South East median daily rate £360 £338 £344
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.75% -8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -11.11% - -

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 259 226 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 23.33% 22.55% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 143 189
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.25% +10.62%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £262
90th Percentile £575 £498 £542
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 25
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 £25.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year +59.62% -8.87% +0.92%

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 19 October 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 19 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 +3 19 £420 -2.55% 2
Crawley +3 2 £293 -4.10%
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 23 (92.00%) ISEB
1 23 (92.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 21 (84.00%) Java
3 20 (80.00%) SQL
3 20 (80.00%) Oracle
3 20 (80.00%) XML
3 20 (80.00%) Windows
4 19 (76.00%) Unix
5 15 (60.00%) JIRA
5 15 (60.00%) Customer Requirements
5 15 (60.00%) Test Scripting
6 14 (56.00%) webMethods
6 14 (56.00%) WebLogic
7 13 (52.00%) Test Automation
8 12 (48.00%) Cucumber
8 12 (48.00%) Selenium
8 12 (48.00%) Toad
9 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (40.00%) Confluence
11 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
12 8 (32.00%) QA
12 8 (32.00%) SoapUI
12 8 (32.00%) SOAP
13 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Excel
13 6 (24.00%) BDD
14 5 (20.00%) Defect Management
14 5 (20.00%) Open Source
14 5 (20.00%) SAP
14 5 (20.00%) JavaScript

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 14 (56.00%) WebLogic
2 10 (40.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) BrowserStack
2 2 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (60.00%) JIRA
2 12 (48.00%) Cucumber
2 12 (48.00%) Selenium
2 12 (48.00%) Toad
3 8 (32.00%) SoapUI
4 5 (20.00%) Gatling
4 5 (20.00%) JMeter
5 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Analyst
1 18 (72.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Automation Tester
2 3 (12.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Tester
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (4.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Manager
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (80.00%) XML
2 8 (32.00%) SOAP
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 19 (76.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Customer Requirements
1 15 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (52.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (24.00%) BDD
5 5 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 5 (20.00%) Open Source
6 4 (16.00%) API Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Scrum
7 3 (12.00%) ERP
7 3 (12.00%) Re-Platforming
7 3 (12.00%) SDLC
7 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.00%) Test Management
8 2 (8.00%) Validation
9 1 (4.00%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (84.00%) Java
2 20 (80.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (92.00%) ISEB
1 23 (92.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Oracle
2 14 (56.00%) webMethods
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) IBM