Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 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)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 142 66
Rank change year-on-year +48 -76 +2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 14 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.44% 0.59% 2.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% 1.20% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 35
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £275 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.43% -15.15% +14.58%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £318
90th Percentile £323 £496 £535
North East median daily rate £325 £338 £413
% change year-on-year -3.70% -18.18% +15.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East 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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 337 1165 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 37.03% 49.07% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 833 279
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £330 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £272 £220 £231
90th Percentile £532 £488 £535
North East median daily rate £360 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +9.11% -12.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 78 43
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £36.00 £28.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +9.80% +39.73%
10th Percentile £10.65 £15.00 £14.22
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £42.15
North East median hourly rate £36.00 £28.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +28.57% +31.76% -22.73%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Tyne and Wear

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Tyne and Wear

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 19 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +52 4 £275 -18.52%
ISTQB
North East

For the 6 months to 19 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (75.00%) Open Source
1 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (75.00%) Open Source
1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA