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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 42 51 30
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -21
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.41% 1.34% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.29% 3.74% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Average daily rate
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£306 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.23% -4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £13.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+129.62% -50.90%
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
140 187 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 32.86% 35.69% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 104 17
Average daily rate £363 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £243 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £675 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 13
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% +18.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £34.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +6 2 £263 -16.00% 1
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) RUP
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) SAP HR
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Migration

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Tester
4 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) RUP
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) SAP