Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 52 59
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 -17
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.03% 0.50% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.81% 1.92% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Merseyside median daily rate £300 £300 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -9.68%
North West median daily rate £325 £315 £350
% change year-on-year +3.17% -10.00% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside 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 Merseyside with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Merseyside
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 86 156 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 17.66% 26.09% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 92 99
Merseyside median daily rate £360 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -
10th Percentile £177 £283 £252
90th Percentile £438 £548 £700
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Merseyside median hourly rate £19.50 - £22.50
10th Percentile £17.73 - £13.63
90th Percentile £22.68 - £26.97
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £26.25 £30.52
% change year-on-year +47.62% -13.99% +45.33%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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
Liverpool -2 4 £288 -4.17% 3
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) Siebel
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (20.00%) SOAP
5 1 (20.00%) JIRA
5 1 (20.00%) Russian Language
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Test Management
5 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (20.00%) System Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Software 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (20.00%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) UAT Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Oracle Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior UAT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Siebel Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (20.00%) UAT Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) Siebel