The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 78 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.27% 0.96% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.04% 4.42% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
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£350 £320 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +45.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
ISTQB
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
147 181 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.26% 21.78% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 85 67
Average daily rate £425 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £644 £525 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 17
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -47.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £14.70 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Cheshire region.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -7 1 - - 1
Warrington -16 1 £350 +9.37% 4
Runcorn - 1 - -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (20.00%) PMP
3 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (20.00%) PMP
2 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 18 days ago