The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Derbyshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 22 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 0.65% 1.11% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 5.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £320 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+12.91% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -59.13%
ISTQB
East Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Derbyshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
44 79 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 28.57% 21.88% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 59 21
Average daily rate £350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £110 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £9.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £14.60 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Derbyshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derby +11 1 - -
Buxton - - - -
ISTQB
East Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) SAP
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Data Transformation
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) IIS
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Retail
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) AIX
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 1 (16.67%) QA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Data Transformation
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) SAP
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP