The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 77 94 89
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 17 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.05% 0.38% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.59% 2.11% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
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£330 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +25.00%
ISTQB
England

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

Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
304 284 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 18.84% 17.87% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 144 117
Average daily rate £370 £310 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% -12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 29
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £56.16 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 October 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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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
Northamptonshire - 7 - -
Derbyshire - 5 £353 -
Nottinghamshire +10 3 £300 +23.07%
Leicestershire +9 1 £350 +40.00%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 20 (74.07%) ISEB
2 10 (37.04%) QA
3 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (29.63%) SAP
4 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (25.93%) JIRA
5 7 (25.93%) Selenium
5 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Web Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Maven
6 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
7 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Test Management
7 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
7 5 (18.52%) Citrix
8 4 (14.81%) Project Management
8 4 (14.81%) LoadRunner
8 4 (14.81%) HP
8 4 (14.81%) Windows
8 4 (14.81%) Migration
8 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
8 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
8 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
8 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
8 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
9 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (11.11%) Data Transformation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (7.41%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) JIRA
1 7 (25.93%) Selenium
2 6 (22.22%) Maven
2 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
3 4 (14.81%) LoadRunner
4 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.70%) Sahi
6 1 (3.70%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Billing
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Test Analyst
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Test Leader
3 4 (14.81%) Test Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Tester
4 3 (11.11%) SAP Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) QA Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Manager
6 1 (3.70%) QA Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Test Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.70%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) AIX
3 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Web Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (18.52%) Test Management
4 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
4 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
5 4 (14.81%) Project Management
5 4 (14.81%) Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 3 (11.11%) Data Transformation
6 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) VB
2 2 (7.41%) R
2 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (74.07%) ISEB
2 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) SAP
2 5 (18.52%) Citrix
3 4 (14.81%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) Verint
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