The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 129 117 113
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 22 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.55% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.05% 2.84% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 4
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£290 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £310 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.23% -4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £13.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+129.62% -50.90%
ISTQB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
722 599 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.98% 19.29% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 304 197
Average daily rate £378 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 75 39
Average hourly rate £21.88 £18.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.52% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the North West region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the North West region.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 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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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
Manchester -2 10 £243 -21.77% 4
Lancashire +9 6 £306 -12.50% 1
Merseyside -11 2 £278 -10.48% 3
Cheshire -11 2 £330 +6.45% 4
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 34 (72.34%) ISEB
2 18 (38.30%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (36.17%) Test Scripting
3 17 (36.17%) HP
4 16 (34.04%) Finance
5 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (27.66%) Software Testing
6 13 (27.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (25.53%) Test Strategy
7 12 (25.53%) Test Management
8 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
8 9 (19.15%) QA
8 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (19.15%) Integration Testing
8 9 (19.15%) SDLC
9 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
10 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
10 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (14.89%) SQL
10 7 (14.89%) Banking
11 6 (12.77%) Oracle
11 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (10.64%) System Testing
13 4 (8.51%) Security Testing
13 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
13 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
13 4 (8.51%) RUP
13 4 (8.51%) Automated Testing
14 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
14 3 (6.38%) ISEB Practitioner

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.26%) Apache
1 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.26%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.13%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) FTP
2 1 (2.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.26%) MS Access
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) SoapUI
2 2 (4.26%) Selenium
General
1 16 (34.04%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Analyst
2 21 (44.68%) Test Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Test Leader
4 9 (19.15%) Test Manager
5 6 (12.77%) Test Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Tester
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Functional Test Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Functional Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Test Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Non-Functional Tester
9 1 (2.13%) Business Test Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Business Manager
9 1 (2.13%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.26%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) UNIX
2 2 (4.26%) HPUX
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Test Scripting
2 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (27.66%) Software Testing
4 12 (25.53%) Test Strategy
4 12 (25.53%) Test Management
5 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
5 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (19.15%) Integration Testing
5 9 (19.15%) SDLC
6 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (10.64%) System Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Security Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
8 4 (8.51%) RUP
8 4 (8.51%) Automated Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.38%) Automation Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Functional Testing
10 2 (4.26%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) VB
2 2 (4.26%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 34 (72.34%) ISEB
2 13 (27.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
4 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
5 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (6.38%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.13%) PMP
8 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 18 (38.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) HP
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Siebel
3 2 (4.26%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.13%) Actimize
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) SAP
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