The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Luton 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 Luton 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 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.10% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£530 - -
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
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 15.47% 17.33% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 11
Average daily rate £425 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 £14.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+189.65% -59.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
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ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Luton

ISTQB
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) EPoS
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Smartphone
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Confluence
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 2 (100.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Integration Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) EPoS
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner