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 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 42 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 10 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.31% 0.93% 4.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 3.08% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 14
Average daily rate
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£368 - £410
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 - £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
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
100 65 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 23.09% 30.37% 34.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 25 73
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £246 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +26.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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 -14 10 £368 - 1
Gateshead - - - - 1
ISTQB
North East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 14 (77.78%) Test Scripting
3 13 (72.22%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
5 9 (50.00%) Automated Testing
6 8 (44.44%) ISEB
6 8 (44.44%) QA
7 7 (38.89%) LoadRunner
7 7 (38.89%) Knowledge Management
7 7 (38.89%) Problem Management
7 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
8 6 (33.33%) HP
8 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
9 5 (27.78%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (27.78%) Facilita Forecast
10 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
10 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
10 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
10 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
11 3 (16.67%) BC Cleared
12 2 (11.11%) Java
12 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
12 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
12 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (5.56%) SQL
13 1 (5.56%) VB
13 1 (5.56%) Oracle
13 1 (5.56%) Curam
13 1 (5.56%) WebSphere

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) LoadRunner
2 5 (27.78%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (27.78%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) CaliberRM
General
1 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Test Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Test Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 9 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Knowledge Management
3 7 (38.89%) Problem Management
3 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 8 (44.44%) ISEB
4 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) BC Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (72.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Curam
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle