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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 41 34 36
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 9 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.90% 0.80% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.09% 2.30% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £368 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £362 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £374 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
- +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
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
220 87 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 46.41% 34.80% 49.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 40 78
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £545 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 29
Average hourly rate £42.50 £23.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.85% -38.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.77 £42.65 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 8 (66.67%) ISEB
1 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
4 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) Selenium
5 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (25.00%) Mule
6 3 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (25.00%) JUnit
6 3 (25.00%) SAP
6 3 (25.00%) DTV
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) UNIX
6 3 (25.00%) JBoss
6 3 (25.00%) Marketing
6 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (25.00%) Electronics
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (25.00%) Programme Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 3 (25.00%) Mule
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
2 4 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) JUnit
3 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (8.33%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (25.00%) Marketing
2 3 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
3 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
1 3 (25.00%) JBoss