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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 29 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 0.91% 1.14% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.41% 4.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £48.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+133.33% +44.57%
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
83 71 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 37.73% 27.00% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 32 37
Average daily rate £360 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £451 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £48.50 £13.00 £16.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+273.07% -19.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.50 £13.00 £25.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 2 - - 2
ISTQB
East Midlands

ISTQB
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Software Team Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Test Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) IBM