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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - - 21
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - - 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
15 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.04% 19.53% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 3
Median daily rate £309 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.63% +20.96%
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Median hourly rate - £28.75 £18.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +59.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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