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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.76% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
34 48 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 11.56% 17.52% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 36 13
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £140 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £42.00 £10.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+320.00% -64.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Web Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Web Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA