The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 40 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.34% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
- +10.16%
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% -
ISTQB
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Qualifications Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
41 37 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 14.04% 11.71% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 6
Average daily rate £331 £300 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.33% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £365 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.49 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.11% -12.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £16.75 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £17.49 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 2 September 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 £350 -
ISTQB
East Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (87.50%) HP
2 7 (87.50%) SAP
2 7 (87.50%) E-Commerce
2 7 (87.50%) JIRA
2 7 (87.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (75.00%) QA
3 6 (75.00%) Use Case
4 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
4 5 (62.50%) Retail
4 5 (62.50%) C++
4 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (62.50%) VBScript
5 4 (50.00%) IBM
5 4 (50.00%) Marketing
6 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (37.50%) Sahi
7 2 (25.00%) Selenium
7 2 (25.00%) SAP BW
7 2 (25.00%) SQL
7 2 (25.00%) ERP
8 1 (12.50%) Billing
8 1 (12.50%) Speech Recognition
8 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
8 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
8 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (12.50%) Cisco
8 1 (12.50%) VB
8 1 (12.50%) MS Project

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (37.50%) Sahi
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (62.50%) Retail
2 4 (50.00%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Tester
2 4 (50.00%) SAP Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Web Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SAP BW Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) E-Commerce
2 6 (75.00%) Use Case
3 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Speech Recognition
5 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C++
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (62.50%) VBScript
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (87.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) SAP
1 7 (87.50%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Verint
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco