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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 71 61 45
Rank change year-on-year -10 -16  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 9 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.55% 0.86% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.00% 2.54% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £285 £261 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -20.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £258 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £264 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.17% +80.00%  

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 150 236 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 25.77% 33.86% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 157 78
Median daily rate £360 £318 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.38% -2.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.99 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.43% +5.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £18.20 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 26 March 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 -6 9 £285 +9.09% 1
ISTQB
North East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 8 (66.67%) HP
2 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 7 (58.33%) Functional Testing
2 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco IPCC
4 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (33.33%) CRM
5 4 (33.33%) ERP
6 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) Test Management
6 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Analytics
7 2 (16.67%) User Stories
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (16.67%) Use Case

ISTQB
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JMeter
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Telephony Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Test Leader
4 3 (25.00%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) ERP Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
6 1 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (8.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) IVR
1 2 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Functional Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) CRM
3 4 (33.33%) ERP
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics
5 2 (16.67%) Use Case
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco