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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 53 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.91% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.76% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£342 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.91% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £9.75
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
181 52 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 33.03% 21.40% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 31 30
Average daily rate £358 £307 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.63% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £191 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £455 £763
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 6
Average hourly rate £28.75 £25.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.74% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £13.48 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.02 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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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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 - 5 £342 - 3
ISTQB
North East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (78.95%) Test Scripting
2 14 (73.68%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (73.68%) ISEB
3 13 (68.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (52.63%) Automated Testing
5 9 (47.37%) QA
6 8 (42.11%) Knowledge Management
7 7 (36.84%) HP
8 6 (31.58%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
8 6 (31.58%) Problem Management
9 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
10 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
10 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
10 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
10 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
10 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
10 4 (21.05%) Facilita Forecast
11 3 (15.79%) Data Structures
11 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (10.53%) .NET
12 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
12 2 (10.53%) Finance
12 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (10.53%) System Testing
12 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
13 1 (5.26%) Selenium
13 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
13 1 (5.26%) JIRA
13 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (5.26%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
2 4 (21.05%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
1 10 (52.63%) Test Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Structures
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Test Scripting
2 10 (52.63%) Automated Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Problem Management
5 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
6 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (10.53%) System Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) ISEB
2 13 (68.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (73.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle