Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 41
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester - - 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median daily rate - - -
Cheshire median daily rate £381 - £308
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 19 29 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 9.00% 9.70% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 17
Chester median daily rate £296 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.55% +3.33% +20.97%
10th Percentile £226 £219 £240
90th Percentile £435 £530 £505
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Chester median hourly rate £21.00 - £25.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year +28.57% +21.18% -0.97%

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