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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 23 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.83% 1.36% -
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 6.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.42 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-21.94% +25.00%
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
19 50 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.70% 22.62% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 7
Average daily rate £310 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 2
Average hourly rate £31.75 £30.00 £45.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -34.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £16.66 £22.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.56 £69.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -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 21 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) Capita
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Applications Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Capita