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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 42 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.23% 1.38% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 6.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£290 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -46.00%
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
89 49 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.70% 22.48% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 32 45
Average daily rate £490 £425 £441
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% -3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £500 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £28.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.12% +67.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%

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 3 August 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
St Helens -1 1 £290 -6.45%
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 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 6 (75.00%) ISEB
1 6 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Validation
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) UNIX
6 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) NHS
6 1 (12.50%) Intranet
6 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) System Testing
6 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) Test Management
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (12.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Test Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) HP