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 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)
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 107 -
Rank change year-on-year +62 -  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.26% 0.98% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 1.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 0
Median daily rate £390 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.55% -  
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 Tyne and Wear.

Academic & Professional Certification
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 152 878 182
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 39.69% 61.61% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 1568 198
Median daily rate £350 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £445 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 200 24
Median hourly rate £34.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £18.85 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £36.00 £40.00
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 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 3 months to 28 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +65 1 £390 +15.55% 2
ISTQB
North East

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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 5 (71.43%) HP
1 5 (71.43%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) CRM
2 4 (57.14%) ERP
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (28.57%) JMeter
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) IVR
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) V-Model

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 2 (28.57%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Functional Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Functional Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Telephony Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) ERP Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) CRM
2 4 (57.14%) ERP
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (14.29%) API Testing
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) V-Model
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco