Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 124 143
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19 -17
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.44% 0.79% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 3.94% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 2
East Midlands median daily rate £225 £300 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -18.64% +26.07%
10th Percentile £213 £232 £322
90th Percentile £238 £354 £411
England median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £37.50
England median hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -12.22% +12.50% +37.93%

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 496 634 592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 18.29% 20.13% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 435 410
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.58% +2.00%
10th Percentile £164 £213 £215
90th Percentile £538 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 29
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.45% +0.73%
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 13 November 2018. 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
Northamptonshire -11 6 - -
Derbyshire +16 3 £225 -32.84%
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Internet
3 5 (41.67%) Netcool
3 5 (41.67%) Remedy
3 5 (41.67%) Wireless
3 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (41.67%) Degree
3 5 (41.67%) Test Management
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) SolarWinds
3 5 (41.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (33.33%) Retail
4 4 (33.33%) Bugzilla
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Quality Management
4 4 (33.33%) ISEB
4 4 (33.33%) HNC
4 4 (33.33%) HND
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (25.00%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (16.67%) Office 365
6 2 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (16.67%) HP ALM
6 2 (16.67%) Ivanti

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Internet
1 5 (41.67%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Bugzilla
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 2 (16.67%) WinRunner
4 1 (8.33%) CANoe
4 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (8.33%) Rational Quality Manager
General
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Automotive
3 1 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Systems Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Web Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) PDA
3 1 (8.33%) CAN bus
3 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) AIX
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) Test Management
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 4 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) HNC
2 4 (33.33%) HND
2 4 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PMO
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Netcool
2 2 (16.67%) HP ALM
2 2 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Remedy
1 5 (41.67%) SolarWinds
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Ivanti
2 2 (16.67%) McAfee
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Veritas
2 2 (16.67%) VMware