The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 Cheshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 71 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.23% 0.54% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 2.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate £310 £153 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
188 152 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.07% 20.38% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 50 75
Average daily rate £400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £135 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £521 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.62% -6.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £52.25 £28.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
ISTQB
North West

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
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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 2 £310 -
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - -
Northwich - - - -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Web Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Web Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle