Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 81 85
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -11
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.96% 1.85% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.49% 7.35% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 9
West Sussex median daily rate £365 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +15.38% +30.00%
10th Percentile £288 £310 £296
90th Percentile £398 £447 £458
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £170.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% -73.53% +1033.33%

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 267 272 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 21.39% 25.12% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 168 165
West Sussex median daily rate £435 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.55% +2.06% +7.38%
10th Percentile £293 £275 £254
90th Percentile £568 £527 £520
South East median daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +3.41% +2.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 16
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £30.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.00% -30.23% +68.63%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.75 £19.25
90th Percentile £67.25 £57.15 £52.25
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year +55.56% -12.62% +14.44%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +1 7 £345 -15.96% 1
Gatwick +5 3 £370 +10.45%
East Grinstead - 1 £400 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 11 (91.67%) ISEB
2 10 (83.33%) JIRA
2 10 (83.33%) QA
3 9 (75.00%) Selenium
3 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (75.00%) Confluence
3 9 (75.00%) Java
3 9 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (66.67%) SoapUI
4 8 (66.67%) SOAP
4 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (58.33%) SQL
6 6 (50.00%) Oracle
6 6 (50.00%) XML
6 6 (50.00%) Unix
6 6 (50.00%) Windows
7 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
8 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (33.33%) BDD
8 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
8 4 (33.33%) Open Source
8 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
8 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 4 (33.33%) JMeter
8 4 (33.33%) Gatling
8 4 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (25.00%) SDLC
9 3 (25.00%) API 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 9 (75.00%) Confluence
2 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (8.33%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Maximo
1 1 (8.33%) SAP CO
1 1 (8.33%) SAP FI
1 1 (8.33%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (8.33%) SAP MM
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) JIRA
2 9 (75.00%) Selenium
3 8 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 8 (66.67%) SoapUI
4 4 (33.33%) Gatling
4 4 (33.33%) JMeter
5 2 (16.67%) Toad
6 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (8.33%) JBehave
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) SOAP
2 6 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Fintech
2 1 (8.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Unix
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Open Source
5 3 (25.00%) API Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) SDLC
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (16.67%) Test Management
6 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 1 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
7 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) ISEB
2 9 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
4 2 (16.67%) PMP
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP ALM
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) webMethods
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) SAP