The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 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 Merseyside 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.04% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.55% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
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
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
44 56 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.92% 25.45% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 42 21
Average daily rate £370 £425 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
ISTQB
North West

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 14 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birkenhead - - - - 1
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 5 (71.43%) ISEB
1 5 (71.43%) Integration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) V-Model
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Demand Management
4 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
4 2 (28.57%) SAP
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Release Management
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Web Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Web Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) SAP Manager
3 2 (28.57%) SAP Test Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Integration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) V-Model
3 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Demand Management
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Release Management
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP