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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 110 57 67
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.23% 2.28% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 9.02% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 7
Median daily rate £275 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
536 244 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 40.30% 25.26% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 147 168
Median daily rate £350 £348 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £535 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 31 16
Median hourly rate £26.88 £24.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.97% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £12.41 £15.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.05 £45.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

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 7 December 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 -51 3 £275 -21.42% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
3 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
5 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 6 (37.50%) Analytics
5 6 (37.50%) SQL
5 6 (37.50%) ISEB
5 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (31.25%) Test Management
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco IPCC
6 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (31.25%) HP
6 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (25.00%) Data Analytics
7 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 4 (25.00%) SDLC
7 4 (25.00%) QA
7 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
8 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Change Control
9 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
9 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (12.50%) Migration
9 2 (12.50%) Change Management

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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) StarTeam
1 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Functional Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Functional Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analytics Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Business Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analytics Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Telephony Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) UAT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) UAT Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) AIX
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
3 7 (43.75%) Test Strategy
4 6 (37.50%) Analytics
4 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) Test Management
6 4 (25.00%) Data Analytics
6 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (25.00%) SDLC
6 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Change Control
7 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
8 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) ISEB
4 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (6.25%) MCITP
7 1 (6.25%) MCSA
7 1 (6.25%) MCSE
7 1 (6.25%) MCTS
7 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (6.25%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (6.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Veritas