The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 48 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.87% 0.40% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.36% 0.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£329 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.02% -59.13%
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 North East region.

Qualifications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
149 209 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.96% 42.31% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 117 27
Average daily rate £325 £245 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -21.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £198 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.68% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 26 6
Average hourly rate £16.16 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.36% -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.33%

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 5 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +15 5 £329 -0.44% 3
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 11 (73.33%) ISEB
2 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 5 (33.33%) QA
4 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
4 4 (26.67%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (13.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing
6 2 (13.33%) VB
6 2 (13.33%) .NET
6 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Manual Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
3 4 (26.67%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) ISEB
2 9 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) HP