The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 29 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.01% 1.24% -
As % of the Qualifications category 7.69% 9.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£330 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £323 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+125.92% -46.00%
ISTQB
Cheshire

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

Qualifications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
26 22 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.13% 13.66% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 14
Average daily rate £350 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £262 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £315 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +167.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Chester

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

ISTQB
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (50.00%) PMP
2 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (50.00%) PMP
1 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center