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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 30 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.90% - 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.85% - 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£220 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +25.00%
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
73 48 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 27.76% 21.43% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 14
Average daily rate £425 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £500 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £19.82 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -20.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 November 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
Liverpool - 5 £220 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) V-Model
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) System Testing
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (12.50%) Validation
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) UNIX
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
6 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 1 (12.50%) TDD

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
1 8 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Web Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
1 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) V-Model
2 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft