The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North East region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 51 - 46
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 10 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.57% - 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.46% - 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £331 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
224 58 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 35.11% 19.08% 28.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 23 62
Average daily rate £245 £313 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.60% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £261 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £462 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in the North East

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 5 £331 -
Durham - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) JIRA
3 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (27.27%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) Facilita Forecast
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
6 2 (18.18%) BC Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) ETL
6 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
7 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 1 (9.09%) IBM
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Test Management
7 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 1 (9.09%) QA
7 1 (9.09%) Selenium
7 1 (9.09%) Problem Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
2 2 (18.18%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Analyst
1 10 (90.91%) Test Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 3 (27.27%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (18.18%) ETL
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) BC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) IBM