The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 20 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.31% - 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.29% - 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.97% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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 Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
14 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.15% 14.18% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 4
Average daily rate £400 £340 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -17.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

ISTQB
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Practice Management
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Case Management
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) UAT Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) UAT Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Web Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Web Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Case Management
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Practice Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft