Period
to 26 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 26 February 2020 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)
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 74 85
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11 +40
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.11% 1.73% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.89% 5.78% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 5
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £355 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.23% +18.18% -
10th Percentile £300 £288 £263
90th Percentile £425 £555 £475
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £355 £325 £275
% change year-on-year +9.23% +18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear 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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 277 277 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 38.58% 29.91% 30.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 210 234
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £415 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.11% +0.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £302 £263
90th Percentile £509 £551 £550
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £415 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +2.47% +1.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 10
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +62.79% -19.10%
10th Percentile £36.75 £16.60 £8.38
90th Percentile £55.25 £35.00 £36.62
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +125.00% -6.98% -18.98%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Newcastle upon Tyne

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Newcastle upon Tyne

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Confluence
2 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (75.00%) Gatling
2 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) JIRA
2 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
3 5 (62.50%) ISEB
4 4 (50.00%) Unix
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) XML
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) QA
4 4 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (50.00%) Open Source
4 4 (50.00%) GitHub
5 3 (37.50%) DevOps
5 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (25.00%) Service Management
6 2 (25.00%) JMeter
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) Java

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 6 (75.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) GitHub
2 2 (25.00%) BrowserStack
2 2 (25.00%) Slack
3 1 (12.50%) Azure
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (75.00%) Gatling
1 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (75.00%) JIRA
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Burp Suite
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (25.00%) Jasmine
2 2 (25.00%) JMeter
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) QA Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Tester
4 2 (25.00%) Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
5 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Performance Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Performance Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) REST
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (50.00%) Open Source
4 3 (37.50%) DevOps
4 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Coaching
5 2 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (25.00%) Microservices
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) Kotlin
3 1 (12.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (25.00%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft