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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 19 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.53% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 15.38% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
13 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.92% 14.69% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 7
Median daily rate £475 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £187 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

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 7 December 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

ISTQB
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Robot Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Protractor
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Protractor
2 1 (25.00%) Robot Framework
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Web Analyst
4 1 (25.00%) Web Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA