The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 50 39 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 23 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.77% 2.36% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.88% 9.71% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £368 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
ISTQB
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Qualifications Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
259 103 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 31.17% 24.29% 29.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 81 24
Average daily rate £340 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £220 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £469 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 2
Average hourly rate £26.75 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.61% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Tyne and Wear region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 23 £450 +22.44% 1
ISTQB
North East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 15 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) QA
4 11 (44.00%) Project Management
4 11 (44.00%) ISEB
5 10 (40.00%) Python
5 10 (40.00%) C++
5 10 (40.00%) Risk Management
5 10 (40.00%) Finance
5 10 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 10 (40.00%) Agile Project Management
6 9 (36.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
8 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (24.00%) HP
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.00%) CRM
10 4 (16.00%) Java
10 4 (16.00%) JIRA
10 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
10 4 (16.00%) Test Management
11 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
11 3 (12.00%) Test Planning
11 3 (12.00%) Knowledge Management
11 3 (12.00%) Banking
11 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
11 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (8.00%) LoadUI
3 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (8.00%) JMeter
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Test Manager
2 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) Apache Flex
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (8.00%) Data Structures
1 2 (8.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) UNIX
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (44.00%) Project Management
4 10 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 10 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (40.00%) Agile Project Management
5 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (16.00%) Test Management
6 4 (16.00%) CRM
6 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (12.00%) System Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Test Planning
8 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (8.00%) ETL
8 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) C++
1 10 (40.00%) Python
2 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.00%) Java
4 3 (12.00%) SQL
5 2 (8.00%) VB
6 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) ISEB
2 9 (36.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) HP
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle