Period
to 14 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 14 December 2019 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 102 128 129
Rank change year-on-year +26 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 10 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.56% 0.49% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.11% 2.54% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 7
East Midlands median daily rate £338 £225 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -19.64% -17.04%
10th Percentile £313 £213 £231
90th Percentile £406 £238 £332
England median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.97 £39.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +21.44% -12.22% +28.57%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 322 511 674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 17.93% 19.31% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 311 460
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.96%
10th Percentile £172 £181 £213
90th Percentile £573 £550 £551
England median daily rate £465 £450 £437
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.97% +2.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 48
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.36% -9.39% -3.45%
10th Percentile £15.02 £11.24 £12.85
90th Percentile £32.50 £17.50 £53.08
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% +6.00% -1.96%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in the East Midlands

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in the East Midlands

ISTQB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB in the East Midlands

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in the East 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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +16 5 £350 +55.56%
Northamptonshire +24 3 £343 -
Nottinghamshire +8 2 £325 - 5
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) ISEB
3 6 (60.00%) Selenium
4 5 (50.00%) QA
5 4 (40.00%) Java
5 4 (40.00%) JIRA
5 4 (40.00%) SDLC
6 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) OOP
6 3 (30.00%) C#
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) TDD
6 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (20.00%) Confluence
7 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (20.00%) RESTful
7 2 (20.00%) Kanban
7 2 (20.00%) Validation
7 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Test Management
7 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (20.00%) Scrum
7 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (20.00%) HP
7 2 (20.00%) B2B

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East 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 2 (20.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) 802.15
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) IPv6
1 1 (10.00%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (20.00%) Postman
4 2 (20.00%) Protractor
4 2 (20.00%) Robot Framework
4 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (10.00%) Back Office
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
3 1 (10.00%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (10.00%) CGI
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (10.00%) IVR
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) SDLC
4 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) OOP
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (20.00%) B2B
5 2 (20.00%) ERP
5 2 (20.00%) Fintech
5 2 (20.00%) OO
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (20.00%) Test Management
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
5 2 (20.00%) Validation
5 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Arqiva
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Delphix