The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Lancashire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 46 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.71% 0.48% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.88% 1.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £325 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
160 54 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 38.10% 25.84% 33.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 25 66
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £480 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 11 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.40 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.28% -19.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £28.50 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
ISTQB
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lancaster - - - -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA