The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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)
East Midlands > Nottinghamshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 50 48
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 0.47% 0.41% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 2.25% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £350 £177 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +97.74% -35.63%  
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £189 £263
% change year-on-year +85.18% -28.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands 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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Nottinghamshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 46 89 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 10.87% 18.16% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 112 71
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £375 £560 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.03% +47.36%  
10th Percentile £170 £325 £225
90th Percentile £500 £648 £528
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - £15.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.12%  
East Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £14.75 £25.50
% change year-on-year +238.98% -42.15%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Nottinghamshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Nottinghamshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham -1 2 £350 +97.74% 1
ISTQB
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 Nottinghamshire 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 Nottinghamshire 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