Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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)
Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 78 60
Rank change year-on-year +1 -18 -2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 0.23% 0.34% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 2.07% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Nottingham median daily rate £350 - £275
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Nottingham median hourly rate - - -
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Nottingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Nottingham
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 181 145 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 20.80% 16.37% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 75 83
Nottingham median daily rate £385 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.23% +9.21% -6.46%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £213
90th Percentile £560 £593 £475
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £386 £400 £378
% change year-on-year -3.44% +5.96% -5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Nottingham median hourly rate £14.00 £18.69 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.08% +5.16% +36.69%
10th Percentile £10.03 £12.14 £12.36
90th Percentile £20.91 £28.00 £27.40
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +37.93% +11.54%

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 24 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) LoadUI
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Ant
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) LoadUI
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JDBC
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) DSDM
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA