The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the East Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 80 81 79
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 10 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.69% 0.48% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.22% 3.41% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate
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£295 £350 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +60.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
237 205 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.38% 14.15% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 96 80
Average daily rate £345 £331 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.19% +10.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 18 28
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £56.25 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISTQB
England

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 25 July 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
Derbyshire +5 4 £299 +4.03%
Nottinghamshire +13 2 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 £305 - 2
Leicestershire - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 31 (86.11%) ISEB
2 19 (52.78%) E-Commerce
3 18 (50.00%) SAP
4 17 (47.22%) QA
5 14 (38.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (38.89%) HP
6 12 (33.33%) JIRA
7 11 (30.56%) Use Case
8 10 (27.78%) Integration Testing
8 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
9 9 (25.00%) SQL
9 9 (25.00%) IBM
9 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 8 (22.22%) Retail
11 7 (19.44%) Marketing
12 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
12 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 6 (16.67%) Java
12 6 (16.67%) Selenium
12 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
12 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (13.89%) Sahi
13 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (13.89%) V-Model
13 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
13 5 (13.89%) VBScript
13 5 (13.89%) C++
13 5 (13.89%) SAP BW

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP SD
1 2 (5.56%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) JIRA
2 6 (16.67%) Selenium
2 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (13.89%) Sahi
3 5 (13.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.56%) JUnit
6 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.78%) MSTest
6 1 (2.78%) TestComplete
General
1 8 (22.22%) Retail
2 7 (19.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Analyst
1 19 (52.78%) Test Analyst
2 12 (33.33%) Tester
3 6 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 5 (13.89%) SAP Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Web Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Web Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Manual Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Lead Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.78%) iPhone
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) UNIX
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) AIX
3 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) E-Commerce
2 11 (30.56%) Use Case
3 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Integration Testing
4 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 5 (13.89%) V-Model
6 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Scrum
6 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.11%) ERP
7 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (8.33%) Test Management
9 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
9 2 (5.56%) Automation Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Keyword-Driven Testing
9 2 (5.56%) TDD
9 2 (5.56%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) Java
3 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.89%) C++
3 5 (13.89%) VBScript
4 3 (8.33%) VB
5 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (86.11%) ISEB
2 14 (38.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (47.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) SAP
2 14 (38.89%) HP
3 9 (25.00%) IBM
4 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.56%) Citrix
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