The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / West Midlands
Rank 89 77 97
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 31 39 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.30% 1.62% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.58% 8.50% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 4
Median daily rate £335 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £309 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.88% -11.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +184.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
471 459 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.70% 19.09% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 244 218
Median daily rate £375 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 59
Median hourly rate £24.50 £14.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £45.00 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +105.12%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the West Midlands region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the West Midlands region.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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
Birmingham -4 7 £368 +6.13% 2
Staffordshire +6 5 - -
Shropshire +6 4 - - 1
Coventry -15 4 £288 -11.53%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 48 (80.00%) ISEB
2 37 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (45.00%) Test Scripting
4 25 (41.67%) SQL
5 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
5 21 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (31.67%) QA
7 16 (26.67%) Selenium
8 15 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 15 (25.00%) BDD
9 14 (23.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (21.67%) Cucumber
10 13 (21.67%) Java
11 12 (20.00%) Integration Testing
12 11 (18.33%) Oracle
13 10 (16.67%) Unix
13 10 (16.67%) Windows
13 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
14 9 (15.00%) XML
14 9 (15.00%) System Testing
14 9 (15.00%) TDD
15 8 (13.33%) Scrum
15 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (11.67%) Functional Testing
16 7 (11.67%) Non-Functional Testing
16 7 (11.67%) Exploratory Testing
16 7 (11.67%) Regression Testing
16 7 (11.67%) webMethods
16 7 (11.67%) JIRA
17 6 (10.00%) Performance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.00%) CMS
4 2 (3.33%) Confluence
5 1 (1.67%) Documentum
5 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.33%) MS Office
3 4 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (26.67%) Selenium
2 13 (21.67%) Cucumber
3 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (11.67%) JIRA
5 6 (10.00%) Toad
5 6 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.00%) Gatling
6 3 (5.00%) HP UFT
6 3 (5.00%) JMeter
6 3 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (3.33%) Appium
7 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.67%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.67%) FogBugz
8 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.67%) StarTeam
8 1 (1.67%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Games
2 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (60.00%) Analyst
2 34 (56.67%) Test Analyst
3 13 (21.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 13 (21.67%) Tester
4 10 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 8 (13.33%) QA Analyst
5 8 (13.33%) QA Test Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Software Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Software Test Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Software Tester
6 7 (11.67%) Test Manager
7 6 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
8 5 (8.33%) QA Engineer
8 5 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
8 5 (8.33%) QA Tester
8 5 (8.33%) Software QA Engineer
8 5 (8.33%) Software QA Tester
8 5 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (8.33%) Test Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) XML
2 6 (10.00%) .NET
3 4 (6.67%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.00%) SOAP
5 2 (3.33%) Web Services
6 1 (1.67%) CSS
6 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.33%) Mainframe
1 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.67%) Clustering
2 1 (1.67%) CMDB
2 1 (1.67%) EPoS
2 1 (1.67%) iPad
2 1 (1.67%) Online Games
2 1 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Unix
1 10 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) AIX
3 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (61.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 21 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (25.00%) BDD
4 15 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 9 (15.00%) System Testing
6 9 (15.00%) TDD
7 8 (13.33%) Scrum
8 7 (11.67%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (11.67%) Functional Testing
8 7 (11.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (11.67%) Regression Testing
9 6 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 6 (10.00%) Performance Testing
9 6 (10.00%) SDLC
9 6 (10.00%) Test Strategy
10 5 (8.33%) CRM
10 5 (8.33%) Data Migration
10 5 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (41.67%) SQL
2 13 (21.67%) Java
3 4 (6.67%) COBOL
4 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.67%) C#
5 1 (1.67%) PHP
5 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (80.00%) ISEB
2 14 (23.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.67%) MCITP
4 1 (1.67%) MCSA
4 1 (1.67%) MCSE
4 1 (1.67%) MCTS
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (31.67%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.67%) Netcool
2 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) Oracle
3 7 (11.67%) webMethods
4 2 (3.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.67%) Citrix
5 1 (1.67%) CODA
5 1 (1.67%) Cognos
5 1 (1.67%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.67%) Remedy
5 1 (1.67%) Veritas
Telford, Shropshire
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