Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +113
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.077% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median daily rate £380 - -
North West median daily rate £350 £250 £300
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 - -

ISTQB Foundation Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 262 195 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.09% 15.69% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 122 215
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £356 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.28% -16.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £221 £215 £263
90th Percentile £558 £500 £587
North West median daily rate £408 £408 £413
% change year-on-year - -1.21% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +52.38% +23.53%
10th Percentile £17.50 £26.00 £14.43
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.13 £51.25
North West median hourly rate £31.07 £40.00 £35.47
% change year-on-year -22.33% +12.79% +48.95%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Cheshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) LoadUI
1 1 (100.00%) ANSI SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) LoadUI
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Lead Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) ANSI SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB