The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 147 142
Rank change year-on-year +18 -5  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 7 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 1.55% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 5
Median daily rate £194 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £267 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £319 £338
% change year-on-year +1.96% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £25.00

ISTQB Foundation 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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 528 775 754
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 17.88% 20.56% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 896 927
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £266 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £585 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 45 155
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +91.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.80 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.75 £47.39 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North West

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North West

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North West

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the North West

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Manchester +11 6 £194 -39.37% 5
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 North West region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 10 (76.92%) ISEB
2 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 6 (46.15%) Test Management
4 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) JIRA
4 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
4 5 (38.46%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 4 (30.77%) CCNA
5 4 (30.77%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) DHCP
5 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 4 (30.77%) VPN
5 4 (30.77%) DNS
5 4 (30.77%) SSL
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (30.77%) Service Management
5 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (30.77%) ITSM
5 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
5 4 (30.77%) Degree
5 4 (30.77%) VLAN
5 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 3 (23.08%) Informatics
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) MPLS
6 3 (23.08%) Project Management

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
1 4 (30.77%) LAN
1 4 (30.77%) SSL
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
1 4 (30.77%) VLAN
1 4 (30.77%) VPN
1 4 (30.77%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) MPLS
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) PBX
3 2 (15.38%) VoIP
4 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
4 1 (7.69%) ISDN
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Games
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) NHS
1 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
2 6 (46.15%) Test Management
3 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (30.77%) ITSM
4 4 (30.77%) Service Management
4 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Informatics
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.69%) Case Management
7 1 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Scrum
7 1 (7.69%) Smoke Testing
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) ISEB
2 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
3 4 (30.77%) CCNA
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (30.77%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) CCNP
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PMO
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) HP
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