The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - - 28
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax - - 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £281 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +25.00%
ISTQB
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Qualifications Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.00% 7.32% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 15
Average daily rate £455 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £250 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £434 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft