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 29 September 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 28 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.47% 0.80% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.78% 5.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £165 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
36 38 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 16.74% 15.14% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 23
Median daily rate £413 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% -7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 15
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bournemouth 0 1 - - 1
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 Dorset region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) System Testing
3 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) CRM

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle