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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 69 38 46
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.41% 1.02% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 3.13% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate £265 £317 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.28% -4.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.76% +7.25%
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
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
204 128 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 28.06% 32.74% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 75 83
Average daily rate £348 £347 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £457 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 20
Average hourly rate £25.43 £14.80 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.79% -40.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £11.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £16.16 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 3 £265 -16.28% 5
ISTQB
North East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 16 (61.54%) ISEB
1 16 (61.54%) Defect Management
2 15 (57.69%) Software Testing
3 13 (50.00%) SQL
4 10 (38.46%) Oracle
4 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (34.62%) Functional Testing
6 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database
6 8 (30.77%) BusinessObjects XI
6 8 (30.77%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (30.77%) Project Management
6 8 (30.77%) Informatica
6 8 (30.77%) PowerCenter
6 8 (30.77%) HP UFT
6 8 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (30.77%) PL/SQL
6 8 (30.77%) BODI
6 8 (30.77%) JIRA
6 8 (30.77%) QA
7 7 (26.92%) Selenium
7 7 (26.92%) Windows
7 7 (26.92%) Linux
7 7 (26.92%) HP
7 7 (26.92%) LoadRunner
7 7 (26.92%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
8 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
8 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
8 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
8 6 (23.08%) System Integration Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (19.23%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) BODI
1 8 (30.77%) BusinessObjects
1 8 (30.77%) BusinessObjects XI
1 8 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database
1 8 (30.77%) PowerCenter
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) HP UFT
1 8 (30.77%) JIRA
2 7 (26.92%) LoadRunner
2 7 (26.92%) Selenium
3 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
4 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
4 5 (19.23%) JMeter
5 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
6 2 (7.69%) Facilita Forecast
6 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
7 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.85%) Testopia
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Test Manager
2 9 (34.62%) Tester
3 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Agile Test Manager
4 5 (19.23%) Programme Manager
4 5 (19.23%) Programme Test Manager
4 5 (19.23%) Test Programme Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Business Objects Data Integrator
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Software Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Strategy Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Apache Flex
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) SOAP
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) PKI
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Mac OS X
3 3 (11.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Defect Management
2 15 (57.69%) Software Testing
3 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) Functional Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Project Management
6 7 (26.92%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
7 6 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
8 5 (19.23%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
8 5 (19.23%) Test Management
8 5 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (15.38%) Automated Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
9 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (11.54%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (11.54%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) PL/SQL
3 3 (11.54%) C++
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) ISEB
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.69%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle
2 8 (30.77%) Informatica
3 7 (26.92%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) Rally
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