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 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 73 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.54% 0.65% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 2.56% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate £450 £317 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.16% +7.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
234 156 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.19% 25.41% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 91 103
Average daily rate £350 £340 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +38.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £234 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £451 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 33
Average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £14.24 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £29.55 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Durham - 3 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -34 1 £450 +42.16% 5
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 17 (56.67%) ISEB
3 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (46.67%) Software Testing
5 13 (43.33%) JIRA
6 12 (40.00%) SQL
6 12 (40.00%) Oracle
7 10 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
7 10 (33.33%) Waterfall
8 9 (30.00%) Functional Testing
8 9 (30.00%) Project Management
9 8 (26.67%) HP
9 8 (26.67%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (26.67%) Informatica
9 8 (26.67%) PowerCenter
9 8 (26.67%) PL/SQL
9 8 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (26.67%) BODI
9 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
9 8 (26.67%) BusinessObjects XI
10 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
10 7 (23.33%) Cucumber
10 7 (23.33%) Test Strategy
10 7 (23.33%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (23.33%) QA
10 7 (23.33%) Selenium
10 7 (23.33%) Finance
10 7 (23.33%) HP UFT
11 6 (20.00%) Mac OS X

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (20.00%) Confluence
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) BODI
1 8 (26.67%) BusinessObjects
1 8 (26.67%) BusinessObjects XI
1 8 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
1 8 (26.67%) PowerCenter
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (43.33%) JIRA
2 7 (23.33%) Cucumber
2 7 (23.33%) HP UFT
2 7 (23.33%) Selenium
3 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (20.00%) JMeter
4 5 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
7 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.33%) Testopia
7 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Tester
4 5 (16.67%) Agile Test Manager
4 5 (16.67%) Programme Manager
4 5 (16.67%) Programme Test Manager
4 5 (16.67%) Test Programme Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Integration Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Software Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.33%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Apache Flex
1 1 (3.33%) SOAP
1 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) PKI
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
1 6 (20.00%) Mac OS X
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (46.67%) Software Testing
4 10 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 10 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 9 (30.00%) Functional Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Project Management
6 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (23.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
7 7 (23.33%) Test Strategy
8 6 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (20.00%) Test Management
8 6 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Agile Project Management
10 4 (13.33%) Black-Box Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) PL/SQL
3 3 (10.00%) C++
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) ISEB
2 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Oracle
2 8 (26.67%) HP
2 8 (26.67%) Informatica
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Rally
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
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