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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 22 37
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 0.73% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.57% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.76% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.84 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
25 28 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.74% 20.44% 21.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 15
Average daily rate £250 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £180 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £36.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -50.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 8 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB