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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 21 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 0.99% - 3.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% - 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate £284 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
ISTQB
West Yorkshire

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
11 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 10.89% 17.61% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 27 7
Average daily rate £375 £396 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) MS Project
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (66.67%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Migration Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center