Period
to 4 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 4 April 2020 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)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank - - 32
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 0 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Chester - - 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £230
Cheshire median daily rate - £364 £300
% change year-on-year - +21.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire 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 Chester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Chester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 35 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 25.18% 9.59% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 14
Median daily rate £450 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -28.57% +27.27%
10th Percentile £147 £193 £227
90th Percentile £575 £446 £459
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £361 £368
% change year-on-year +17.65% -1.70% -7.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Median hourly rate £41.36 £141.64 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.80% +335.80% +26.87%
10th Percentile £29.71 £137.45 £20.13
90th Percentile £64.90 £145.82 £37.50
Median hourly rate £36.36 £17.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +107.74% -46.15% +72.51%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Chester

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in Chester.

Daily rate trend for ISTQB in Chester