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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 96 92 81
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.26% 0.37% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 2.16% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Median daily rate - £288 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.87%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £12.38
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +158.58%
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
272 278 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 17.39% 17.17% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 131 145
Median daily rate £375 £378 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +9.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 32
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £35.75 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +11 2 - -
Nottinghamshire -5 2 - - 3
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 7 (77.78%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (55.56%) SDLC
3 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
4 4 (44.44%) QA
4 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) SAP
4 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Retail
6 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
6 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
6 2 (22.22%) JIRA
6 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Test Management
6 2 (22.22%) Wiki
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) ERP
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
6 2 (22.22%) SAP BW
6 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SAP BW
1 2 (22.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) SDLC
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 2 (22.22%) ERP
5 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) SAP
2 2 (22.22%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) IBM