Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 114 128 129
Rank change year-on-year +14 +1 -6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 23 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.93% 0.54% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.76% 2.44% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -21.43% +9.38%
10th Percentile £243 £241 £300
90th Percentile £388 £471 £488
England median daily rate £375 £343 £350
% change year-on-year +9.49% -2.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £37.50
England median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% +28.57% +2.94%

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 483 656 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.61% 22.18% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 460 370
East Midlands median daily rate £385 £386 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.32% +1.31% +0.33%
10th Percentile £181 £231 £213
90th Percentile £550 £560 £550
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 22
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.60 £12.90
90th Percentile £17.50 £54.16 £42.13
England median hourly rate £27.53 £23.88 £26.25
% change year-on-year +15.31% -9.05% -2.47%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in the East Midlands

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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 21 January 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
Northamptonshire +8 17 £375 +38.89% 3
Nottinghamshire +10 2 - - 3
Derbyshire +8 2 £225 - 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 17 (73.91%) Software Testing
1 17 (73.91%) Degree
2 16 (69.57%) Test Management
3 15 (65.22%) HNC
3 15 (65.22%) HND
4 13 (56.52%) Windows
4 13 (56.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (56.52%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (52.17%) Rational Quality Manager
5 12 (52.17%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (52.17%) Rational DOORS
5 12 (52.17%) SolarWinds
5 12 (52.17%) Netcool
5 12 (52.17%) Remedy
5 12 (52.17%) Wireless
6 11 (47.83%) Bugzilla
6 11 (47.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 11 (47.83%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
8 7 (30.43%) OpenText
8 7 (30.43%) Coaching
8 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
9 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
9 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
9 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
10 5 (21.74%) Internet
10 5 (21.74%) Java
10 5 (21.74%) Selenium
10 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
11 4 (17.39%) Quality Management

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 (8.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) Wireless
2 5 (21.74%) Internet
3 4 (17.39%) DWDM
3 4 (17.39%) MPLS
3 4 (17.39%) SNMP
4 3 (13.04%) LTE
5 2 (8.70%) DHCP
5 2 (8.70%) DNS
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Rational DOORS
1 12 (52.17%) Rational Quality Manager
2 11 (47.83%) Bugzilla
3 5 (21.74%) Selenium
4 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
4 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.70%) HP UFT
5 2 (8.70%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
1 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Test Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Test Leader
4 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Systems Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (47.83%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (17.39%) CCTV
4 2 (8.70%) Clustering
4 2 (8.70%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) AIX
2 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Software Testing
2 16 (69.57%) Test Management
3 12 (52.17%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
5 7 (30.43%) Coaching
5 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
6 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
6 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
7 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
7 4 (17.39%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Network Management
7 4 (17.39%) Quality Management
8 3 (13.04%) BDD
8 3 (13.04%) Requirements Management
8 3 (13.04%) Scrum
9 2 (8.70%) Change Management
9 2 (8.70%) Logistics
9 2 (8.70%) Time Management
9 2 (8.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (73.91%) Degree
2 15 (65.22%) HNC
2 15 (65.22%) HND
3 13 (56.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (47.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (13.04%) ISEB
6 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) Netcool
2 2 (8.70%) HP ALM
2 2 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Remedy
1 12 (52.17%) SolarWinds
2 7 (30.43%) OpenText
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Ivanti
4 2 (8.70%) McAfee
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Veritas
4 2 (8.70%) VMware