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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 27 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 2.30% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£299 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £291
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +9.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
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
85 44 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 39.17% 16.54% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 16 31
Average daily rate £325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £140 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 14
Average hourly rate £13.25 £54.58 £51.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.72% +5.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £23.25 £16.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £57.10 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 August 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chesterfield - 4 £299 -
Derby - 1 - -
ISTQB
East Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (83.33%) QA
1 5 (83.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) SAP
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) VB
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 1 (16.67%) Problem Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft