The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 27 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.52% 1.79% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.72% 9.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £210 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
ISTQB
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Qualifications Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
58 41 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 29.90% 18.30% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 11
Average daily rate £375 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £215 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £48.14 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.71% +43.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.61 £19.23 £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £54.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Dorset region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole - 1 £210 -
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MS Access
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Junior
2 2 (66.67%) Junior Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Business Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Software Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center