Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 59 63
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.22% 0.84% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 2.92% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Lancashire median daily rate - £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.29% +59.09%
North West median daily rate £313 £331 £350
% change year-on-year -5.66% -5.36% +12.90%
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 168 171 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 36.36% 28.84% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 109 197
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £327 £275 £277
90th Percentile £575 £595 £617
North West median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 33
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £39.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.92% -0.63% +27.39%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.08 £25.46
90th Percentile £44.45 £53.00 £46.29
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £30.19
% change year-on-year +60.00% -17.19% +58.89%

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

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 15 December 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
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya