The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 31 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 20 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.45% 2.40% -
As % of the Qualifications category 8.55% 4.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
Average daily rate £455 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.97% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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 Gloucestershire region.

Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
234 275 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 52.12% 55.00% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 149 61
Average daily rate £450 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £340 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £42.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.91% +111.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £30.50 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £44.85 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 14 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
Cheltenham +16 11 £468 -10.95%
Gloucester +7 2 £425 +100.00%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 21 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 21 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (80.95%) Bash Shell
2 17 (80.95%) Python
3 16 (76.19%) Java
4 15 (71.43%) Linux
5 9 (42.86%) Oracle
5 9 (42.86%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (33.33%) ISEB
7 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
9 4 (19.05%) Test Management
9 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (19.05%) LoadRunner
10 3 (14.29%) Project Management
10 3 (14.29%) Data Management
10 3 (14.29%) Unix
10 3 (14.29%) V-Model
10 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
10 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
11 2 (9.52%) Big Data
11 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
11 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
11 2 (9.52%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) LoadRunner
2 2 (9.52%) JMeter
2 2 (9.52%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 6 (28.57%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Java Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Test Management
3 3 (14.29%) Data Management
3 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 3 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (14.29%) V-Model
4 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) Bash Shell
1 17 (80.95%) Python
2 16 (76.19%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) C++
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) Ruby
3 2 (9.52%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 21 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) ISEB
3 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) VMware