Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank - - 30
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester - - 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Chester median daily rate - - £230
Cheshire median daily rate - £349 £350
% change year-on-year - -0.36% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester 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 22 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 16.06% 8.11% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 17
Chester median daily rate £325 £290 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.07% +3.57% +0.40%
10th Percentile £206 £203 £209
90th Percentile £475 £491 £380
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £385 £365
% change year-on-year +10.39% +5.48% -18.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Chester median hourly rate £29.71 - £32.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £36.36 £19.25 £28.25
% change year-on-year +88.86% -31.86% +41.25%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Chester

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Chester