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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 86 52 40
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -12
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.23% 2.84% 2.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 8.55% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 10
Median daily rate £410 £450 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £328 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £523 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.00 £12.38
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +142.42%
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
527 269 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 49.91% 33.17% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 156 85
Median daily rate £310 £345 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.14% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £243 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £514 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 23 9
Median hourly rate £28.00 £26.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.67% +52.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.83 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.62 £42.50 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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
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 31 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 31 August 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 -32 12 £383 -15.00% 1
South Shields - 1 £410 -
ISTQB
North East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 12 (57.14%) Software Testing
1 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 11 (52.38%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (52.38%) Test Strategy
3 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
3 10 (47.62%) SQL
4 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 9 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (38.10%) QA
6 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 6 (28.57%) ISEB
7 6 (28.57%) LoadRunner
7 6 (28.57%) Oracle
7 6 (28.57%) Unix
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco IPCC
8 5 (23.81%) HP
8 5 (23.81%) HP UFT
8 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (23.81%) Facilita Forecast
8 5 (23.81%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Data Analytics
9 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
9 4 (19.05%) Analytics
9 4 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
9 4 (19.05%) Data Structures
9 4 (19.05%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (19.05%) SDLC

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 4 (19.05%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) Base SAS
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) LoadRunner
2 5 (23.81%) Facilita Forecast
2 5 (23.81%) HP UFT
3 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.76%) ERwin
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
1 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Functional Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Functional Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Test Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Test Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Analytics Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analytics Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Functional Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Telephony Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Client/Server
1 4 (19.05%) Data Structures
1 4 (19.05%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Unix
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Software Testing
1 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 11 (52.38%) Test Strategy
3 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) Analytics
5 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
5 4 (19.05%) Data Analytics
5 4 (19.05%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
5 4 (19.05%) SDLC
5 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
6 3 (14.29%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 9 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) ISEB
4 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (23.81%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 5 (23.81%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Informatica
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft