Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England > North East
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 99 169
Rank change year-on-year +4 +70 -57
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.16% 0.082% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.22% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
North East median daily rate £393 £325 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.77% +2.36% +8.55%
10th Percentile £384 £313 £295
90th Percentile £401 £338 £332
England median daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% -11.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £43.25 £33.50
% change year-on-year -32.95% +29.10% -1.47%

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 340 456 1,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 28.03% 37.29% 49.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 348 1,016
North East median daily rate £390 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £229 £254 £220
90th Percentile £538 £501 £497
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 26 89
North East median hourly rate £14.61 £33.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.08% +18.75% +51.35%
10th Percentile £12.26 £10.38 £14.92
90th Percentile £20.50 £48.92 £36.10
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.55 £25.50
% change year-on-year -5.85% +4.13% +12.09%

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
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 19 October 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
Tyne and Wear +2 2 £393 +20.77% 2
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) HP

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP