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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 99 57 38
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -19
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 9 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.73% 0.33% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 1.13% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Median daily rate £335 - £355
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +69.81%
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
706 177 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 57.63% 28.97% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 90 110
Median daily rate £310 £339 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.67% +21.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £200 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £507 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 12 4
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -17.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.99 £15.00 £16.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £30.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 28 May 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 9 £335 - 1
ISTQB
North East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 10 (76.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (61.54%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
3 7 (53.85%) QA
3 7 (53.85%) Facilita Forecast
3 7 (53.85%) Unix
3 7 (53.85%) HP UFT
3 7 (53.85%) LoadRunner
4 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
4 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 6 (46.15%) Linux
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (46.15%) HP SiteScope
4 6 (46.15%) Performance Metrics
4 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Automated Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Defect Tracking
5 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
5 5 (38.46%) Data Structures
5 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
5 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
5 5 (38.46%) VB
5 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
5 5 (38.46%) HTML
5 5 (38.46%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) Client/Server
5 5 (38.46%) Regression 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 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) Base SAS
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Facilita Forecast
1 7 (53.85%) HP UFT
1 7 (53.85%) LoadRunner
2 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
3 1 (7.69%) ERwin
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) Testopia
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Test Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) OAT Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) OAT Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) ETL Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Performance Metrics
2 5 (38.46%) Client/Server
2 5 (38.46%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Unix
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 6 (46.15%) Automated Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Defect Tracking
2 6 (46.15%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
3 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
3 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
4 4 (30.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) ETL
7 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (30.77%) ISEB
3 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (46.15%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Informatica
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Rally