The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 24 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 Lancashire 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 43 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.28% - 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.29% - 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Average daily rate
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£350 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 - £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 - £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +16.66%
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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
140 61 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.91% 22.43% 45.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 18 128
Average daily rate £375 £300 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £206 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £332 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £13.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +51.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.80 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £32.25 £26.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
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ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (77.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (66.67%) QA
4 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) Selenium
5 3 (33.33%) Curam
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (22.22%) UNIX
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
6 2 (22.22%) CaliberRM
6 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
6 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
7 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
7 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
7 1 (11.11%) BPMN
7 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 1 (11.11%) Test Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) CaliberRM
2 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
1 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
3 1 (11.11%) BPMN
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) E-business
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (77.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
1 3 (33.33%) Curam
2 1 (11.11%) Siebel
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle