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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 21 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.44% 3.35% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.44% 37.50% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £280 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.46% -8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £253 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £305 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £301
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.63%
Qualifications Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.49% 8.94% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 8
Average daily rate £390 £280 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £247 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £342 £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 £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
ISTQB
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 11 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 13 (100.00%) ISEB
2 12 (92.31%) Banking
2 12 (92.31%) Software Testing
2 12 (92.31%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (76.92%) Finance
4 8 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
5 6 (46.15%) Retail
6 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
7 4 (30.77%) Change Management
7 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (23.08%) Remedy
8 3 (23.08%) BMC
8 3 (23.08%) ITSM
8 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 3 (23.08%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
9 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
9 2 (15.38%) Legal
9 2 (15.38%) MS Office
9 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
9 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 2 (15.38%) Project Management
10 1 (7.69%) Advertising
10 1 (7.69%) MS Project
10 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
10 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 2 (15.38%) MS Office
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (92.31%) Banking
2 10 (76.92%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Retail
4 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Legal
5 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
1 9 (69.23%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Business Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Software Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 8 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Change Management
4 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) ITSM
6 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 12 (92.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) BMC
1 3 (23.08%) Remedy
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
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