Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 67 54
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 0.35% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.19% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Lancashire median daily rate - £288 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -19.30% +1.79%
North West median daily rate £328 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +9.17% - -3.23%
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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 209 252 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 38.99% 29.51% 34.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 151 141
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £393 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.65% +0.64% -2.50%
10th Percentile £350 £256 £263
90th Percentile £550 £595 £525
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 24 32
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.25 £39.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +7.43% +84.42%
10th Percentile £30.45 £15.08 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.65 £44.85 £59.00
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.87 £35.00
% change year-on-year -6.68% +22.47% +94.44%

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
Preston, Lancashire
Accenture
Rate: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday