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 28 August 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 74 63
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.19% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.38% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Median daily rate - £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £12.38
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +158.58%
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
116 145 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.65% 13.44% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 81 92
Median daily rate £400 £416 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +22.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £325 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 21
Median hourly rate £14.86 £16.16 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% -4.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) SharePoint
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Software Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) Service Management
3 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Thin Client
3 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (71.43%) Fat Client
3 5 (71.43%) System Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (71.43%) Skype for Business
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (71.43%) Skype
3 5 (71.43%) Defect Management
3 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
4 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
4 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (57.14%) MS Office
4 4 (57.14%) Military
5 3 (42.86%) Project Management
5 3 (42.86%) Linux
5 3 (42.86%) vSphere

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (85.71%) SharePoint
2 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (71.43%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (71.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Skype
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (57.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Fat Client
1 5 (71.43%) Thin Client
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Software Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Defect Management
2 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Service Management
2 5 (71.43%) System Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
4 3 (42.86%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) Test Management
5 2 (28.57%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) SDLC
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
6 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (14.29%) CRM
6 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 1 (14.29%) ERP
6 1 (14.29%) ETL
6 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
6 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Fujitsu
2 1 (14.29%) Tableau
2 1 (14.29%) Talend
2 1 (14.29%) Vertica