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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 60 49
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.95% 1.47% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.47% 9.18% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £390 £319 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.35% +44.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +22.85% +77.21%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 144 98 112
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 27.43% 15.99% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 58 76
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 £17.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +185.71% -37.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £15.82 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £17.50 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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
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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worthing +15 4 £414 -
Gatwick - 1 £335 - 2
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (87.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 5 (62.50%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 5 (62.50%) XML
3 5 (62.50%) Unix
4 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) webMethods
5 3 (37.50%) Validation
5 3 (37.50%) SAP
5 3 (37.50%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
6 2 (25.00%) User Stories
6 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) Gatling
6 2 (25.00%) JIRA
6 2 (25.00%) QA
6 2 (25.00%) Selenium
6 2 (25.00%) Open Source
6 2 (25.00%) Confluence
6 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (25.00%) Windows

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
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) Gatling
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Digital Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) SAP Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) SAP Test Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) CCTV
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Customer Requirements
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (87.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) SAP
3 3 (37.50%) webMethods