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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 44 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 0.49% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
ISTQB
North West

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
120 114 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 30.53% 27.67% 35.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 63 23
Average daily rate £413 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £510 £678
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +96.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £25.12 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.75 £37.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Management
1 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) SAP HR
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) RUP
2 1 (25.00%) HP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SuccessFactors
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) HR Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SAP HR Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Management
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) RUP
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
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