Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 74 72
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2 -6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 9 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.89% 1.00% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.96% 4.23% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 7
West Sussex median daily rate £300 £425 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +34.92% +65.79%
10th Percentile £250 £323 £290
90th Percentile £350 £467 £395
South East median daily rate £339 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +2.65% -5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +48.28% -3.33%

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 227 260 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 22.48% 23.66% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 157 120
West Sussex median daily rate £434 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.00% +18.52%
10th Percentile £266 £280 £275
90th Percentile £500 £539 £565
South East median daily rate £410 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 9
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.25 £35.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% +9.38% +60.00%
10th Percentile £17.50 £24.79 £14.65
90th Percentile £64.75 £50.00 £45.20
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £23.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.70% -35.21% +108.82%

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
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 23 January 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 - 3 £350 -
Worthing -13 2 - - 1
Crawley - 2 £250 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 8 (88.89%) ISEB
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (66.67%) Migration
4 5 (55.56%) Workflow
4 5 (55.56%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Reference Data
4 5 (55.56%) Asset Management
4 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
4 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Data Migration
4 5 (55.56%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Traceability Matrix
5 4 (44.44%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Content Management
5 4 (44.44%) Document Management
5 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
5 4 (44.44%) CMS
5 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
6 3 (33.33%) SAP FI
6 3 (33.33%) SAP MM
6 3 (33.33%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (33.33%) Maximo
6 3 (33.33%) SAP CO
6 3 (33.33%) SAP
6 3 (33.33%) Documentum
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (33.33%) HP
6 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing

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 (44.44%) CMS
2 3 (33.33%) Confluence
2 3 (33.33%) Documentum
3 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Maximo
1 3 (33.33%) SAP CO
1 3 (33.33%) SAP FI
1 3 (33.33%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (33.33%) SAP MM
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (11.11%) Toad
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Analyst
2 8 (88.89%) Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Test Data Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Asset Management Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Excel Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) IT Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) ETL Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) EDI
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Reference Data
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) Asset Management
2 5 (55.56%) Data Migration
2 5 (55.56%) Scenario Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Traceability Matrix
2 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Workflow
3 4 (44.44%) Content Management
3 4 (44.44%) Document Management
3 4 (44.44%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Data Validation
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 7 (77.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
1 3 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) webMethods