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 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 46 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.49% - 3.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% - 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate
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£344 - £284
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 - £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 - £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £291
% change year-on-year
- +11.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
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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
130 64 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.63% 22.61% 40.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 21 107
Average daily rate £368 £300 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £235 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £330 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £70.00 £12.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.85% +473.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £18.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.20 £70.00 £49.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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%) Billing
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
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%) Waterfall
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
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%) Test Management
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%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
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%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Siebel