The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 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)
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 45 43
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 0.55% 0.44% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.88% 2.38% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £350 £177 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +97.74% -35.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 41 84 66
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 11.23% 18.63% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 99 69
Median daily rate £375 £550 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.81% +41.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £325 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Nottingham.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Nottingham

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 2 (66.67%) Ant
1 2 (66.67%) JDBC
1 2 (66.67%) OOP
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Stories
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 2 (66.67%) QA Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Ant
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) QA Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) QA Test Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) JDBC
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) OOP
1 2 (66.67%) QA Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
1 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA