Period
to 4 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 4 April 2020 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
England > North West
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank - 202 214
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 0 7 2
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West - 0.12% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.72% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
England median daily rate £450 £375 £463
% change year-on-year +20.00% -18.92% +30.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £52.00 -
England median hourly rate - £52.00 -

ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,034 967 1,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 25.47% 17.23% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 554 604
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £181 £207 £208
90th Percentile £650 £629 £596
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 93 74
Median hourly rate £37.75 £36.23 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +3.50% -11.95%
10th Percentile £17.04 £17.50 £11.33
90th Percentile £55.13 £53.00 £67.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.37 £24.00
% change year-on-year +11.57% +30.71% -16.30%

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing ISTQB Advanced Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the North West

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification in the North West.

Daily rate trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the North West

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the North West