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 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / Midlands
Rank 16 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.42% 0.78% -
As % of the Qualifications category 22.73% 6.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +133.54%

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
22 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 19.47% 12.50% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 8
Median daily rate £325 £445 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.96% -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 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 Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) V-Model
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Robot Framework
5 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 1 (16.67%) Protractor
5 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SAP
5 1 (16.67%) Unix
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) SAP PM
5 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (16.67%) WebDriver

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Protractor
2 1 (16.67%) Robot Framework
2 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (16.67%) Web Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Web Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) V-Model
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) SAP