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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 65 57
Rank change year-on-year +16 -8  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.66% 1.36% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.02% 6.99% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Median daily rate £375 £331 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.20% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

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 114 143 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 23.70% 19.43% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 92 73
Median daily rate £395 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 6
Median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.62% +43.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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 24 June 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
Crawley +4 4 £413 -
Worthing +13 1 - -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 13 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (61.54%) SAP
2 8 (61.54%) QA
2 8 (61.54%) Test Management
2 8 (61.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Defect Management
4 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
4 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 5 (38.46%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 5 (38.46%) XML
4 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (23.08%) Validation
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) webMethods
6 3 (23.08%) Unix
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (23.08%) Java
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) Software 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:

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Test Manager
2 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) SAP Manager
2 5 (38.46%) SAP Test Manager
3 3 (23.08%) SAP Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) SAP Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Digital Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) HR Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Database Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Insight Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Manager
5 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Payroll Manager
5 1 (7.69%) SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) CCTV
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 8 (61.54%) Test Management
1 8 (61.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Defect Management
3 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (23.08%) Validation
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 2 (15.38%) User Stories
7 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) SAP
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) webMethods
3 2 (15.38%) Sybase