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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 30 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.25% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £310 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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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
69 58 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.88% 24.17% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 40 45
Average daily rate £400 £425 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -3.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) Intranet
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) HP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP