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 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 82 62 43
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -19
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.89% 0.29% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 1.20% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Median daily rate £275 £450 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +25.67%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +184.04%

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
251 166 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 31.93% 24.23% 32.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 114 92
Median daily rate £340 £370 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £519 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 10 3
Median hourly rate £28.15 £26.50 £14.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.22% +79.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.60 £14.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £16.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 21 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 7 £275 -38.88% 2
ISTQB
North East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 21 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 9 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) Functional Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco IPCC
2 7 (58.33%) HP
2 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (33.33%) ISEB
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (25.00%) Test Management
6 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (16.67%) Analytics
7 2 (16.67%) User Stories
7 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Use Case
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Telephony Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Test Leader
4 3 (25.00%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Functional Business Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
6 1 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (8.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) AIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) Functional Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics
5 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) Use Case
5 2 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) ISEB
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (8.33%) MCITP
5 1 (8.33%) MCSA
5 1 (8.33%) MCSE
5 1 (8.33%) MCTS
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco IPCC
2 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (8.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Intel Security
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas
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