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 3 months to 23 June 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 90 97
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.53% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.85% 1.55% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £350 £189 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +85.18% -28.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 281 258 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 18.51% 16.65% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 172 132
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £589 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 9
Median hourly rate £50.00 £15.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -28.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
Nottinghamshire -7 2 £350 +97.74% 2
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Derbyshire -13 1 £350 -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 9 (52.94%) Selenium
3 8 (47.06%) WebDriver
4 7 (41.18%) ISEB
5 6 (35.29%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) Java
7 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
7 4 (23.53%) BDD
7 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
7 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
7 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
8 3 (17.65%) SDLC
8 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (17.65%) QA
8 3 (17.65%) Scrum
8 3 (17.65%) Windows
9 2 (11.76%) Linux
9 2 (11.76%) OOP
9 2 (11.76%) OO
9 2 (11.76%) Oracle
9 2 (11.76%) Ant
9 2 (11.76%) JUnit
9 2 (11.76%) JDBC
9 2 (11.76%) SOAP
9 2 (11.76%) XML

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Selenium
2 8 (47.06%) WebDriver
3 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
4 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (11.76%) Ant
5 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.76%) JIRA
5 2 (11.76%) JUnit
5 2 (11.76%) Maven
5 2 (11.76%) TestNG
6 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
6 1 (5.88%) LoadUI
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
1 8 (47.06%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Software Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) JDBC
1 2 (11.76%) RESTful
1 2 (11.76%) SOAP
1 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 4 (23.53%) BDD
2 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
3 3 (17.65%) Scrum
3 3 (17.65%) SDLC
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) API Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Logistics
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) OO
4 2 (11.76%) OOP
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) TDD
4 2 (11.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISEB
2 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 2 (11.76%) TickIT
3 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle