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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 34 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 1.21% 0.30% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.85% 0.89% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£353 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +25.00%
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
78 112 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 31.58% 33.43% 37.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 85 29
Average daily rate £400 £320 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £140 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £415 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -31.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £17.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £17.00 £63.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.53
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.08%

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 November 2014. 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Derby - 2 £353 -
ISTQB
East Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 (62.50%) SAP
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Data Transformation
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VB
4 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) IIS

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (25.00%) Tester
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Data Transformation
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) SAP
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
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