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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 63 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.70% 0.91% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.60% 4.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Median daily rate £405 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.72% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £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 £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
ISTQB
West Midlands

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
139 148 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.47% 22.42% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 91 63
Median daily rate £391 £384 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.95% +6.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 7
Median hourly rate £18.00 £28.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% -1.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 22 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Test Management
5 1 (20.00%) CRM
5 1 (20.00%) Selenium
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) CRM Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 3 (60.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) CRM
5 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Test Management
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA