The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cambridge region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 35 49
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge - 2.10% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category - 10.13% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate - £275 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
62 79 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.80% 20.73% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 48
Average daily rate £350 £305 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £243 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 14
Average hourly rate £37.00 £29.95 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.53% -30.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £12.50 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £38.50 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -6.06%
ISTQB
Cambridgeshire

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Cambridge region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge