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 December 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 42 41 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.67% 0.24% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.21% 0.90% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Median daily rate £375 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
96 111 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 32.00% 26.43% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 68 45
Median daily rate £424 £440 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.69% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £900 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 10
Median hourly rate £41.13 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £29.49 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 5 £375 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (83.33%) SAS
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) Defect Management
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (16.67%) CaliberRM
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Ruby
5 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 1 (16.67%) Middleware

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 (83.33%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) CaliberRM
1 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 1 (16.67%) Sahi
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) WATIR
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Digital Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Test Data Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Defect Management
1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) HP