The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 11 July 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 Leicestershire 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 36 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.71% 0.78% -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 5.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £301
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.63%
Qualifications Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 10.68% 15.56% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 5
Average daily rate £350 £331 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.70% +10.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £300 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £413 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 9
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.49 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.91% -12.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £17.49 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £17.49 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
ISTQB
East Midlands

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Leicestershire region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
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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
Leicester - - - - 1
ISTQB
East Midlands

ISTQB
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 12 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 12 (100.00%) HP
1 12 (100.00%) ISEB
1 12 (100.00%) JIRA
2 11 (91.67%) QA
2 11 (91.67%) Use Case
3 10 (83.33%) SAP
4 8 (66.67%) IBM
5 7 (58.33%) SQL
5 7 (58.33%) Marketing
6 5 (41.67%) Selenium
6 5 (41.67%) Sahi
6 5 (41.67%) VBScript
6 5 (41.67%) C++
6 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (41.67%) Retail
6 5 (41.67%) SAP BW
7 3 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (25.00%) ERP
8 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
9 1 (8.33%) VB

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) JIRA
2 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) Sahi
3 3 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (58.33%) Marketing
2 5 (41.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Tester
2 5 (41.67%) SAP Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Web Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SAP BW Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 11 (91.67%) Use Case
3 3 (25.00%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) VBScript
2 5 (41.67%) C++
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) HP
2 10 (83.33%) SAP
3 8 (66.67%) IBM