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 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 46 38 31
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.14% 0.52% 3.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.63% 1.90% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 14
Average daily rate
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£360 - £410
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 - £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £420
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% -
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
135 105 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 22.24% 27.20% 29.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 44 81
Average daily rate £350 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +9.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 12
Average hourly rate £18.63 £23.88 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.98% +92.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £11.00 £9.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.13 £32.65 £21.50
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the North East region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -15 10 £368 - 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 16 (59.26%) Test Scripting
1 16 (59.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 15 (55.56%) ISEB
3 13 (48.15%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
5 9 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 8 (29.63%) JIRA
6 8 (29.63%) QA
7 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
7 7 (25.93%) Performance Testing
7 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
7 7 (25.93%) LoadRunner
7 7 (25.93%) SQL
7 7 (25.93%) Knowledge Management
8 6 (22.22%) HP
9 5 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (18.52%) Finance
9 5 (18.52%) Facilita Forecast
10 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
10 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
11 3 (11.11%) HTML
11 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (11.11%) BC Cleared
11 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
12 2 (7.41%) Test Management
12 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
12 2 (7.41%) Test Automation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) JIRA
2 7 (25.93%) LoadRunner
3 5 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (18.52%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (3.70%) CaliberRM
4 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Analyst
1 15 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Test Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Performance Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Performance Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Test Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Test Scripting
2 9 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
3 7 (25.93%) Performance Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
4 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Test Management
6 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
6 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.41%) Migration
6 2 (7.41%) ETL
7 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 15 (55.56%) ISEB
3 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
4 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) BC Cleared
6 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (48.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Curam