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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 116 95 109
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 33 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.76% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.10% 4.16% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 3
Median daily rate £300 £360 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £550 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £323
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+30.83% +122.22%
ISTQB
England

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
647 433 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.43% 18.20% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 265 201
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 33
Median hourly rate £25.06 £30.00 £20.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.46% +48.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.06 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.90 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +25.00%

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 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
Warwickshire -2 7 £300 -20.00% 2
Coventry - 6 £353 - 2
Shropshire -27 5 £363 - 1
Birmingham -18 3 £206 -48.43% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 57 (83.82%) ISEB
2 33 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (30.88%) SQL
4 19 (27.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 14 (20.59%) Test Automation
7 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
7 13 (19.12%) Finance
7 13 (19.12%) HP
8 12 (17.65%) Migration
8 12 (17.65%) Oracle
8 12 (17.65%) Java
8 12 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (17.65%) Waterfall
9 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (16.18%) Selenium
9 11 (16.18%) System Testing
10 10 (14.71%) JIRA
11 9 (13.24%) BDD
11 9 (13.24%) TDD
11 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
12 8 (11.76%) Unix
12 8 (11.76%) Cucumber
12 8 (11.76%) Test Strategy
12 8 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (10.29%) Defect Management
13 7 (10.29%) Visual Studio
13 7 (10.29%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (10.29%) Integration 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 4 (5.88%) Confluence
2 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.94%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.41%) MS Office
2 3 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Internet
1 2 (2.94%) Network Security
2 1 (1.47%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.88%) Pentaho
4 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.47%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Selenium
2 10 (14.71%) JIRA
3 8 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 7 (10.29%) Visual Studio
5 5 (7.35%) HP UFT
6 4 (5.88%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.94%) Gatling
7 2 (2.94%) Toad
8 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Retail
3 3 (4.41%) Automotive
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.94%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (69.12%) Analyst
2 42 (61.76%) Test Analyst
3 10 (14.71%) Test Leader
4 6 (8.82%) Test Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Agile Test Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) HR Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (4.41%) CRM Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) HR Business Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Software Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) UAT Manager
7 3 (4.41%) UAT Test Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Migration Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) XML
2 3 (4.41%) .NET
2 3 (4.41%) Gherkin
2 3 (4.41%) Web Services
3 2 (2.94%) XBRL
4 1 (1.47%) CSS
4 1 (1.47%) HTML
4 1 (1.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) CMDB
2 5 (7.35%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.88%) Data Integration
4 3 (4.41%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.94%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.94%) EPoS
6 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) NHS
6 1 (1.47%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.76%) Unix
2 6 (8.82%) Windows
3 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 14 (20.59%) Test Automation
5 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
6 12 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (17.65%) Migration
6 12 (17.65%) Waterfall
7 11 (16.18%) System Testing
8 9 (13.24%) BDD
8 9 (13.24%) TDD
9 8 (11.76%) Test Strategy
10 7 (10.29%) Defect Management
10 7 (10.29%) Integration Testing
11 6 (8.82%) Data Migration
11 6 (8.82%) Exploratory Testing
11 6 (8.82%) V-Model
12 5 (7.35%) Information Assurance
12 5 (7.35%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (7.35%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.88%) SQL
2 12 (17.65%) Java
3 6 (8.82%) PHP
4 4 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) Groovy
6 1 (1.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 57 (83.82%) ISEB
2 19 (27.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (8.82%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) HP
2 12 (17.65%) Oracle
3 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.88%) Cloudera
4 4 (5.88%) Pega
4 4 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.41%) IBM
5 3 (4.41%) Unisys
6 2 (2.94%) webMethods
7 1 (1.47%) ATG
7 1 (1.47%) Cognos
7 1 (1.47%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.47%) SAP
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