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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 84 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.13% 0.52% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.45% 1.98% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Median daily rate £323 £300 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -9.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.50% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +120.96%
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
531 202 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 46.09% 26.23% 35.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 110 159
Median daily rate £300 £325 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £522 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 2
Median hourly rate £28.00 £16.16 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.26% -7.65%
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 North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the North East region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -25 12 £323 +7.50% 1
Durham - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 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 North East region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 13 (72.22%) Test Scripting
2 10 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 9 (50.00%) Oracle
4 8 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (38.89%) QA
5 7 (38.89%) Unix
5 7 (38.89%) HP UFT
5 7 (38.89%) LoadRunner
5 7 (38.89%) Facilita Forecast
6 6 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
6 6 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
6 6 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (33.33%) Windows
6 6 (33.33%) Linux
6 6 (33.33%) SQL
6 6 (33.33%) JIRA
6 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
6 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
7 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
7 5 (27.78%) HTML
7 5 (27.78%) Java
7 5 (27.78%) VB

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 5 (27.78%) WebLogic
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.56%) Base SAS
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Facilita Forecast
1 7 (38.89%) HP UFT
1 7 (38.89%) LoadRunner
2 6 (33.33%) JIRA
2 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.56%) ERwin
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium
4 1 (5.56%) Testopia
4 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Test Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Coordinator
5 2 (11.11%) OAT Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) OAT Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Test Coordinator
5 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.56%) ETL Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Test Programme Manager
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (27.78%) Client/Server
2 5 (27.78%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Unix
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Test Scripting
2 9 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 6 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Black-Box Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
5 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
5 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
5 5 (27.78%) SDLC
5 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
5 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
6 4 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Test Planning
7 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (22.22%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Informatica
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Rally