Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 92 92
Rank change year-on-year +45 0 +39
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 20 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.74% 0.40% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.95% 1.18% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 2
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £360 £475 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.21% +32.87% +5.15%
10th Percentile £310 £379 £320
90th Percentile £504 £548 £389
North East median daily rate £360 £438 £325
% change year-on-year -17.71% +34.62% -4.41%
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 201 338 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 27.50% 34.07% 36.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 241 252
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.79% +16.14%
10th Percentile £198 £192 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £520
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 28
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £52.00 £21.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.86% -40.28% +28.57%
10th Percentile £26.43 £11.65 £21.93
90th Percentile £57.30 £37.60 £48.48
North East median hourly rate £28.69 £18.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +55.10% -47.16% +25.00%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 +44 20 £360 -24.21% 2
ISTQB
North East

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 18 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (85.00%) ISEB
2 17 (85.00%) JIRA
3 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (70.00%) Cucumber
5 13 (65.00%) QA
5 13 (65.00%) Selenium
6 11 (55.00%) Open Source
6 11 (55.00%) Jenkins
7 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
7 10 (50.00%) SQL
8 9 (45.00%) XML
8 9 (45.00%) Oracle
8 9 (45.00%) Gatling
9 8 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
9 8 (40.00%) Confluence
9 8 (40.00%) GitHub
9 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
9 8 (40.00%) Unix
9 8 (40.00%) Windows
10 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
11 5 (25.00%) Scrum
11 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
11 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
11 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
12 4 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
12 4 (20.00%) Java
12 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
12 4 (20.00%) ETL

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 8 (40.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) GitHub
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.00%) BrowserStack
3 1 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (85.00%) JIRA
2 14 (70.00%) Cucumber
3 13 (65.00%) Selenium
4 11 (55.00%) Jenkins
5 9 (45.00%) Gatling
6 2 (10.00%) JMeter
6 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
7 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
7 1 (5.00%) Spock
7 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
7 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Front Office
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
1 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Analyst
2 13 (65.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) QA Analyst
4 6 (30.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (20.00%) Migration Analyst
6 3 (15.00%) Tester
7 2 (10.00%) QA Tester
8 1 (5.00%) Architect
8 1 (5.00%) Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Developer in Test
8 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) XML
2 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) J2EE
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) Spring
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Unix
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) Open Source
4 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (25.00%) Scrum
6 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (20.00%) ETL
7 4 (20.00%) Migration
7 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (15.00%) User Stories
9 2 (10.00%) Bug Management
9 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Test Management
9 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) ISEB
2 15 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (65.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Guidewire