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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / North East
Rank 82 71 53
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -18
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.72% 0.67% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.35% 2.91% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Median daily rate £275 £325 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -9.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +133.54%

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
298 206 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 30.47% 23.04% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 128 110
Median daily rate £340 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £515 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 20 7
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.43 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £14.60 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -12 7 £275 -15.38% 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 10 (76.92%) Test Scripting
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco IPCC
2 7 (53.85%) HP
2 7 (53.85%) Functional Testing
2 7 (53.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 4 (30.77%) ISEB
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (23.08%) Test Management
6 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
6 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
6 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
7 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (15.38%) Analytics
7 2 (15.38%) User Stories
7 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (15.38%) Use Case

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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) StarTeam
1 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
1 10 (76.92%) Test Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Telephony Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
4 3 (23.08%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Functional Business Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
6 1 (7.69%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (7.69%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) AIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Test Scripting
2 7 (53.85%) Functional Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
4 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
4 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) ISEB
3 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (7.69%) MCITP
5 1 (7.69%) MCSA
5 1 (7.69%) MCSE
5 1 (7.69%) MCTS
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco IPCC
2 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (7.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Veritas
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