The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 March 2017 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.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West / Lancashire
Rank - 51 44
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 0.22% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.65% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +1033.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
103 154 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 40.55% 33.62% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 92 66
Median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £475 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 8
Median hourly rate £49.50 £39.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% +7.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.50 £25.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £53.25 £53.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +84.44%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 5 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (100.00%) SAS
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 5 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (20.00%) Sahi
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) WATIR
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) HP UFT

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (20.00%) Sahi
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) WATIR
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle