The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Halifax region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 26 18 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.20% 3.31% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.57% 37.50% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Average daily rate
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£265 £280 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £253 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £305 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £344 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.22% 8.84% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 9
Average daily rate £300 £280 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £280 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £373 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 11 (100.00%) ISEB
2 10 (90.91%) Banking
2 10 (90.91%) Software Testing
2 10 (90.91%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (90.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (81.82%) Finance
4 8 (72.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
6 4 (36.36%) Retail
6 4 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (27.27%) Remedy
7 3 (27.27%) BMC
7 3 (27.27%) Change Management
7 3 (27.27%) ITSM
7 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
7 3 (27.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 2 (18.18%) Project Management
9 1 (9.09%) MS Project
9 1 (9.09%) MS Office
9 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
9 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
9 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
9 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
9 1 (9.09%) Legal
9 1 (9.09%) Advertising
9 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (90.91%) Banking
2 9 (81.82%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Retail
4 1 (9.09%) Legal
4 1 (9.09%) Advertising
4 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Software Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Change Management
4 3 (27.27%) ITSM
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) ISEB
2 10 (90.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 10 (90.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Remedy
1 3 (27.27%) BMC
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft