The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 15 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 5.88% 1.78% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.74% 11.11% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £248 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
ISTQB
Cambridgeshire

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

Qualifications Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
23 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 27.06% 15.98% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 8
Average daily rate £229 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.64% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £104 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +4.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (83.33%) Defect Management
3 4 (66.67%) SDLC
3 4 (66.67%) QA
4 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Change Control
4 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle
6 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (16.67%) Unix
6 1 (16.67%) Windows
6 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (16.67%) SOA
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) Project Management
6 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (16.67%) Retail
6 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
6 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
6 1 (16.67%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Systems Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Systems Test Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) UAT Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Defect Management
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
3 3 (50.00%) Change Control
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware