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 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / East Midlands
Rank 82 86 76
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.81% 0.67% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.53% 3.26% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Median daily rate £350 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £316 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +184.04%

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
265 307 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 17.85% 20.43% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 177 138
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 24
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £8.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £24.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +100.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Northamptonshire -13 7 £450 -
Nottinghamshire +10 3 £300 -6.97% 3
Derbyshire 0 1 - - 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 15 (78.95%) ISEB
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Unix
4 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
5 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
5 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 4 (21.05%) SDLC
5 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) QA
5 4 (21.05%) Selenium
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Retail
6 3 (15.79%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) Banking
6 3 (15.79%) Retail Banking
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) System Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing

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 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) SAP BW
1 1 (5.26%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
1 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
2 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
2 2 (10.53%) JUnit
2 2 (10.53%) Robot Framework
2 2 (10.53%) TestNG
2 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Rational Robot
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
3 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
1 10 (52.63%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Automation Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.26%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Data Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) WPF
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 4 (21.05%) SDLC
3 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
3 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) BDD
4 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (15.79%) System Testing
4 3 (15.79%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) API Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) Energy Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) ISEB
2 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Pega
2 2 (10.53%) SAP