Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 August 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England > North East
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 102 98
Rank change year-on-year +39 -4 +55
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 21 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.14% 0.082% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.27% 0.27% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
North East median daily rate £340 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.38% +20.77% +0.78%
10th Percentile £285 £384 £313
90th Percentile £389 £401 £338
England median daily rate £378 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +0.67% +15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £25.67 £29.00 £41.63
% change year-on-year -11.48% -30.33% +18.93%

ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 North East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 254 368 427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 25.92% 30.09% 35.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 255 314
North East median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +12.90%
10th Percentile £235 £188 £250
90th Percentile £550 £547 £505
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 31
North East median hourly rate £28.69 £18.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.10% -48.63% +28.57%
10th Percentile £16.61 £11.93 £10.50
90th Percentile £57.15 £35.95 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.07 £23.00 £28.35
% change year-on-year +52.46% -18.86% +7.98%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North East over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the North East region over the 6 months to 25 August 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
Tyne and Wear +37 15 £358 -8.92% 2
Teesside - 3 - -
Durham - 2 £288 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 North East region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 21 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 19 (90.48%) Test Automation
3 18 (85.71%) Selenium
3 18 (85.71%) ISEB
4 16 (76.19%) JIRA
4 16 (76.19%) Cucumber
5 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (61.90%) SQL
6 13 (61.90%) QA
7 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
7 10 (47.62%) Jenkins
7 10 (47.62%) Oracle
7 10 (47.62%) XML
7 10 (47.62%) Gatling
8 9 (42.86%) GitHub
8 9 (42.86%) Unix
8 9 (42.86%) Windows
8 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
8 9 (42.86%) Open Source
8 9 (42.86%) Confluence
9 8 (38.10%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
10 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
11 6 (28.57%) Migration
11 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
11 6 (28.57%) ETL
11 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
11 6 (28.57%) SoapUI
11 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 9 (42.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) GitHub
2 1 (4.76%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (85.71%) Selenium
2 16 (76.19%) Cucumber
2 16 (76.19%) JIRA
3 10 (47.62%) Gatling
3 10 (47.62%) Jenkins
4 6 (28.57%) SoapUI
5 2 (9.52%) TestRail
6 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.76%) Back Office
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Front Office
1 1 (4.76%) Public Sector
1 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Analyst
1 16 (76.19%) Test Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Migration Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Test Data Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Architect
6 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) XML
2 5 (23.81%) Gherkin
3 3 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Unix
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Test Automation
2 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
4 9 (42.86%) Open Source
5 8 (38.10%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 6 (28.57%) ETL
7 6 (28.57%) Migration
7 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
7 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (19.05%) Scrum
9 4 (19.05%) SDLC
9 4 (19.05%) TDD
9 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
10 3 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (14.29%) QA Automation
10 3 (14.29%) Scalability Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 18 (85.71%) ISEB
3 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (61.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Oracle
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Guidewire