The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 41 37 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.30% 0.53% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.93% 2.53% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £300 £278 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -10.48%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.93 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-50.25% +122.22%
ISTQB
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
107 79 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.23% 20.90% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 39 21
Median daily rate £400 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £855 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £11.58 - £27.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 - £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 - £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +20.60%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -7 1 £300 +13.20% 1
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow Management
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) HP