The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 40 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 0.55% - 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.17% - 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£313 - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
- +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-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 Warwickshire region.

Qualifications Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
63 34 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 17.26% 13.60% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 16
Average daily rate £405 £238 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.52% -25.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £165 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £385 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 11
Average hourly rate £30.20 £22.69 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -8.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £12.27 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.88 £28.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

ISTQB
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
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

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Financial Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
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
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB