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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 48 71 71
Rank change year-on-year
+23 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.20% 0.42% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 2.00% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £315 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £319 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
80 200 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.84% 21.19% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 86 108
Median daily rate £425 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £220 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 17
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +89.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £17.21 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.53 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 1 £315 - 1
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) ANSI SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Case Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Web Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Case Management
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) ANSI SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL