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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.55% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
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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
33 14 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 18.13% 6.45% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 22
Average daily rate £350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 18 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) SAP