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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 20 - 22
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.63% - 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.07% - 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +69.81%
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
41 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 21.24% 12.73% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 3
Median daily rate £500 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £125.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Case Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Pega
5 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) Confluence
5 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 1 (11.11%) Gherkin

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Agile Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Web Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) BDD
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Case Management
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Practice Management
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Pega