Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 - 108
Rank change year-on-year - +108 -18
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.30% - 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.98% - 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Cheshire median daily rate £381 - £308
10th Percentile £317 - £267
90th Percentile £426 - £342
North West median daily rate £325 £315 £350
% change year-on-year +3.17% -10.00% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB 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 202 234 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.04% 16.02% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 151 187
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £214 £160 £275
90th Percentile £548 £675 £650
North West median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 29
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +21.18% -0.97%
10th Percentile £14.54 £14.43 £15.92
90th Percentile £33.00 £52.75 £27.50
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +40.91% -9.90% +52.60%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Cheshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Cheshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Widnes - 2 £363 -
Warrington - 1 £363 -
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing

ISTQB
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Manager
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Data Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center