Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 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 > North East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 149 80
Rank change year-on-year +60 -69 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 15 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.07% 0.56% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.22% 1.23% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 35
North East median daily rate £325 £338 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -18.18% +15.20%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £318
90th Percentile £398 £496 £535
England median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +26.98% -4.55%

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 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 404 1219 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 33.14% 45.25% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 860 316
North East median daily rate £361 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £263 £220 £228
90th Percentile £520 £497 £535
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 83 65
North East median hourly rate £36.00 £28.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +30.23% -21.82%
10th Percentile £10.25 £14.30 £12.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £41.30
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +8.33% +26.32%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in the North East

ISTQB
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 in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in the North East

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in the North East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in the North East

ISTQB
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 within the North East region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Durham +11 8 £325 +27.45%
Tyne and Wear +55 4 £275 -21.43% 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Migration
4 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) QA
4 4 (30.77%) Data Migration
5 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 3 (23.08%) Open Source
5 3 (23.08%) Selenium
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
5 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) JIRA
7 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) V-Model
7 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development

ISTQB
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 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
2 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
2 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Financial Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Service Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
3 3 (23.08%) OAT Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) OAT Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) UAT Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) UAT Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Defect Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Service Performance Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
5 1 (7.69%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Data Migration
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
3 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Open Source
3 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
4 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) HP