Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 97 160
Rank change year-on-year -4 +63 -43
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.46% 0.082% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.61% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
North East median daily rate £315 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.08% +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £290 £313 £293
90th Percentile £340 £338 £326
England median daily rate £360 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +10.77% +8.33% -13.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £29.00 - £33.50

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 373 387 1,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 28.76% 31.90% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 298 785
North East median daily rate £400 £364 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.97% +6.99% -9.33%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £220
90th Percentile £554 £522 £500
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 78
North East median hourly rate £13.50 £42.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.24% +57.41% +15.26%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.95 £12.43
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.37 £34.59
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -1.96% +5.06%

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 9 December 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 +8 6 £315 -3.08%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (83.33%) JIRA
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (66.67%) Open Source
3 4 (66.67%) Confluence
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Gatling
3 4 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (33.33%) QA
6 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
6 1 (16.67%) Bug Management
6 1 (16.67%) Guidewire
6 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL
6 1 (16.67%) Change Management

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 4 (66.67%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
1 5 (83.33%) JIRA
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Gatling
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (66.67%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Bug Management
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Guidewire