Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 46 68
Rank change year-on-year -23 +22 -4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.15% 0.22% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.62% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Lancashire median daily rate - - £335
North West median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -14.29%
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 215 161 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 32.63% 35.31% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 92 144
Lancashire median daily rate £456 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £261 £337 £275
90th Percentile £556 £574 £634
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £421
% change year-on-year - -5.04% +5.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 23 24
Lancashire median hourly rate £38.01 £41.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.42% +0.61% +11.49%
10th Percentile £15.53 £22.22 £10.08
90th Percentile £67.72 £43.95 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -27.50% +52.38% -12.31%

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 21 October 2018. 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
Blackpool - 1 - -
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA