Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 79 86
Rank change year-on-year +8 +7 +37
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 9 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.16% 1.80% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.09% 6.09% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 6
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £353 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.46% -10.34% +31.82%
10th Percentile £301 £288 £263
90th Percentile £425 £555 £531
North East median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +13.64%
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 291 312 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 37.50% 29.57% 29.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 231 238
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £415 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +1.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £300 £263
90th Percentile £525 £545 £555
North East median daily rate £408 £413 £365
% change year-on-year -1.21% +13.01% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.00% -6.98% -18.98%
10th Percentile £36.75 £12.06 £8.38
90th Percentile £55.25 £35.00 £36.62
North East median hourly rate £13.00 £15.13 £30.00
% change year-on-year -14.05% -49.58% +33.33%

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 27 February 2020. 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 +5 9 £353 +8.46% 1
ISTQB
North East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
1 8 (88.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Cucumber
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) JIRA
2 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (66.67%) Oracle
3 6 (66.67%) ISEB
3 6 (66.67%) Confluence
3 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 6 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 6 (66.67%) Gatling
4 4 (44.44%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (44.44%) Open Source
4 4 (44.44%) GitHub
4 4 (44.44%) QA
4 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Unix
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 3 (33.33%) DevOps
6 2 (22.22%) Technical Leadership

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (66.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) GitHub
2 2 (22.22%) BrowserStack
2 2 (22.22%) Slack
3 1 (11.11%) Azure
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Cucumber
1 7 (77.78%) JIRA
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Gatling
2 6 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 2 (22.22%) Burp Suite
4 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
4 2 (22.22%) Jasmine
4 2 (22.22%) JMeter
4 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 1 (11.11%) Postman
5 1 (11.11%) TestRail
5 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (22.22%) Public Sector
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Front Office
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) QA Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
5 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Performance Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Performance Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
3 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (44.44%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Open Source
5 3 (33.33%) DevOps
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (22.22%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) Kanban
6 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
6 2 (22.22%) OWASP
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Service Management
6 2 (22.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) Kotlin
4 1 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
2 2 (22.22%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Guidewire