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 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 80 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.23% 0.67% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 2.27% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Average daily rate £323 £300 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -9.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+11.16% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+133.33% +44.57%
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
492 176 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 50.36% 29.63% 39.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 100 148
Average daily rate £300 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £242 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £512 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 0
Average hourly rate £26.58 £16.16 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 1 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
(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 -29 12 £323 +7.50% 1
ISTQB
North East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (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