Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 1.85% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 14.71% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Belfast median daily rate £308 - -
County Antrim median daily rate £308 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Belfast
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 68 86 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 12.57% 29.35% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 61 11
Belfast median daily rate £430 £350 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +66.67% -34.38%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £163
90th Percentile £650 £425 £438
County Antrim median daily rate £430 £350 £210
% change year-on-year +22.86% +66.67% -34.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 3
Belfast median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.75% -5.63%
County Antrim median hourly rate - £12.67 £15.25
% change year-on-year - -16.92% -5.63%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Belfast

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Belfast region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 10 (100.00%) HP
1 10 (100.00%) ISEB
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) JIRA
1 10 (100.00%) QA
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (90.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (70.00%) Unix
3 7 (70.00%) Banking
3 7 (70.00%) Functional Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Risk Management
4 6 (60.00%) Python
4 6 (60.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 5 (50.00%) Ruby
5 5 (50.00%) Requirements Management
5 5 (50.00%) Java
5 5 (50.00%) Zephyr
5 5 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
5 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (20.00%) Hudson
8 1 (10.00%) Low Latency
8 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) JIRA
2 5 (50.00%) Zephyr
3 2 (20.00%) Hudson
3 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
2 7 (70.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Tester
2 5 (50.00%) Automation Tester
3 4 (40.00%) Manual Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Functional Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
4 5 (50.00%) Requirements Management
4 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Low Latency
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (60.00%) Python
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) Ruby
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) HP