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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 29 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.26% 2.50% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.48% 11.90% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£240 £310 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -31.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £11.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+68.08% -60.83%
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
89 42 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.18% 21.00% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 28
Average daily rate £400 £310 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -27.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 2015. 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 -4 11 £240 -22.58% 2
Wirral - - - -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 16 (76.19%) ISEB
2 11 (52.38%) Finance
3 10 (47.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (33.33%) HP
5 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
6 5 (23.81%) SQL
6 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
6 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (19.05%) Test Planning
8 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 3 (14.29%) QA
8 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Java
9 2 (9.52%) Validation
9 2 (9.52%) Scrum
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle
9 2 (9.52%) UNIX
9 2 (9.52%) CRM
9 2 (9.52%) Siebel
9 2 (9.52%) System Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Web Testing
9 2 (9.52%) TDD
10 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Analyst
1 14 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Test Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Test Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 3 (14.29%) Test Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
5 4 (19.05%) Test Planning
6 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) Web Testing
7 2 (9.52%) CRM
7 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Validation
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) System Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) ISEB
2 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Siebel
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