Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 July 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - - 68
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - - 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Lancashire median daily rate - - £288
North West median daily rate £350 £328 £300
% change year-on-year +6.87% +9.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire 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 Lancashire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Lancashire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 251 206 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 36.86% 38.79% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 98 156
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £450 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +13.56% +1.60%
10th Percentile £298 £350 £256
90th Percentile £561 £550 £583
North West median daily rate £413 £410 £410
% change year-on-year +0.61% - +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 24
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.25 £42.25 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.20% +6.29% +7.43%
10th Percentile £14.73 £30.45 £15.08
90th Percentile £67.84 £52.65 £44.85
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £42.87
% change year-on-year -12.50% -6.68% +22.47%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Lancashire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Lancashire