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 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 95 97 76
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.13% 0.40% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 2.41% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 14
Average daily rate - £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.40%
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
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
271 290 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.95% 16.54% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 161 114
Average daily rate £363 £390 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £244 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £20.80 £18.80
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 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
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

ISTQB Hourly 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 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
Derbyshire +6 2 - - 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (83.33%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) Retail
2 5 (41.67%) Web Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) RAD
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) VersionOne
General
1 5 (41.67%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) Manual Test Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) Software Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) Web Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) Web Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Lead Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Web Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
1 5 (41.67%) Web Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) RAD
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) IBM