The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 - 36
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.30% - 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% - 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £278
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

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 Merseyside.

Academic & Professional Certification
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 35 106 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 10.61% 32.42% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 62 34
Median daily rate £500 £400 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £305 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £513 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.58 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Merseyside

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Merseyside

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 1 - - 1
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Russian Language
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Smoke Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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%) JIRA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Smoke Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA