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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 102 78 100
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +22
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 29 45 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 1.76% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.86% 8.62% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 1
Median daily rate £358 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.16% -3.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
597 522 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.72% 20.43% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 266 228
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 54
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.76 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £45.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Shropshire -2 6 £275 -18.51%
Birmingham -11 5 £405 +10.20% 3
Staffordshire -2 4 - - 2
Coventry -18 4 £288 -4.16%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 50 (81.97%) ISEB
2 35 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (39.34%) SQL
3 24 (39.34%) Test Scripting
4 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
5 20 (32.79%) Java
6 19 (31.15%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
8 16 (26.23%) Integration Testing
8 16 (26.23%) Selenium
9 14 (22.95%) BDD
9 14 (22.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (21.31%) QA
10 13 (21.31%) Oracle
11 12 (19.67%) JIRA
12 11 (18.03%) System Testing
12 11 (18.03%) Unix
12 11 (18.03%) Windows
12 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
12 11 (18.03%) Regression Testing
12 11 (18.03%) Cucumber
12 11 (18.03%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
13 10 (16.39%) XML
13 10 (16.39%) TDD
14 9 (14.75%) Automated Testing
14 9 (14.75%) Visual Studio
14 9 (14.75%) Functional Testing
14 9 (14.75%) Non-Functional Testing
15 8 (13.11%) MS Office

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 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.48%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.92%) CMS
4 2 (3.28%) Confluence
5 1 (1.64%) Documentum
5 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.11%) MS Office
3 7 (11.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.64%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Network Security
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (26.23%) Selenium
2 12 (19.67%) JIRA
3 11 (18.03%) Cucumber
4 9 (14.75%) Visual Studio
5 7 (11.48%) Toad
6 6 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (6.56%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.92%) Gatling
8 3 (4.92%) JMeter
8 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (3.28%) Appium
9 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.64%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.64%) FogBugz
10 1 (1.64%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (1.64%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (3.28%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Automotive
2 1 (1.64%) Games
2 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (60.66%) Analyst
2 34 (55.74%) Test Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Test Leader
4 10 (16.39%) Agile Test Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) Test Manager
6 7 (11.48%) Tester
7 5 (8.20%) Automation Test Lead
8 4 (6.56%) QA Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Agile Tester
9 3 (4.92%) Senior Agile Tester
9 3 (4.92%) Senior Tester
9 3 (4.92%) Software Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Software Tester
10 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) SAP Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) SAP Test Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) XML
2 8 (13.11%) .NET
3 5 (8.20%) Web Services
4 3 (4.92%) SOAP
5 2 (3.28%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) CMDB
2 2 (3.28%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.64%) EPoS
3 1 (1.64%) iPad
3 1 (1.64%) Online Games
3 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Unix
1 11 (18.03%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) AIX
2 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (39.34%) Test Scripting
3 19 (31.15%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
5 16 (26.23%) Integration Testing
6 14 (22.95%) BDD
7 11 (18.03%) Exploratory Testing
7 11 (18.03%) Regression Testing
7 11 (18.03%) System Testing
8 10 (16.39%) TDD
8 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
9 9 (14.75%) Automated Testing
9 9 (14.75%) Functional Testing
9 9 (14.75%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
11 7 (11.48%) Stress Testing
12 6 (9.84%) SDLC
13 5 (8.20%) CRM
13 5 (8.20%) Performance Testing
13 5 (8.20%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (39.34%) SQL
2 20 (32.79%) Java
3 7 (11.48%) PHP
4 4 (6.56%) COBOL
4 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.64%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 50 (81.97%) ISEB
2 14 (22.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.28%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.64%) MCITP
4 1 (1.64%) MCSA
4 1 (1.64%) MCSE
4 1 (1.64%) MCTS
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.31%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (11.48%) Puppet
2 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.64%) Netcool
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.31%) Oracle
3 8 (13.11%) webMethods
4 2 (3.28%) HP
4 2 (3.28%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Citrix
5 1 (1.64%) Cognos
5 1 (1.64%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.64%) Pega
5 1 (1.64%) Veritas
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £26000 per hour + hol and development
Posted: 3 days ago