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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 92 68 85
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +17
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 26 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.40% 1.67% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.55% 10.44% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.40% -42.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+120.96% -65.41%
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
275 249 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 15.70% 15.96% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 117 74
Average daily rate £390 £325 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £260 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 25
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.60 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -21.73%

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 1 May 2015. 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +4 3 £275 - 1
Northamptonshire -13 2 £250 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 4
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
4 6 (37.50%) SAP
5 5 (31.25%) Degree
6 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
7 3 (18.75%) SAP Implementation
7 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) XML
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
8 2 (12.50%) Retail
8 2 (12.50%) Logistics
8 2 (12.50%) Migration
8 2 (12.50%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (12.50%) MVC
8 2 (12.50%) SAP FI
8 2 (12.50%) SAP MM
8 2 (12.50%) Windows
8 2 (12.50%) HP
8 2 (12.50%) SAP SD
8 2 (12.50%) C#
8 2 (12.50%) Web Services
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP FI
1 2 (12.50%) SAP MM
1 2 (12.50%) SAP SD
1 2 (12.50%) SAP Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) MSTest
3 1 (6.25%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
1 13 (81.25%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Tester
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) WCF
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
3 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (18.75%) SAP Implementation
4 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Logistics
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) MVC
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (31.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) SAP
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle