The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 57 57 49
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.63% 0.45% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 2.11% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £306 £368 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £286 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £394 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
128 142 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.25% 21.52% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 82 56
Median daily rate £360 £373 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.35% +12.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -49.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £29.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Birmingham region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) QA
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
4 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
5 3 (33.33%) SDLC
5 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Selenium
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) CSS
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (22.22%) Remedy
6 2 (22.22%) HTML
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) JIRA
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
6 2 (22.22%) QA Automation
6 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 2 (22.22%) Logistics
6 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) YouTrack
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) CRM Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 2 (22.22%) Logistics
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) QA Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Remedy
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft