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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 44 51 43
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.97% 0.99% 2.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.94% 1.92% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Median daily rate £360 £475 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.21% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £408 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £490 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
219 260 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 50.11% 51.28% 52.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 128 130
Median daily rate £425 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 21
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £27.50 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £43.25 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
Cheltenham +2 8 - - 1
Gloucester - 3 £275 - 2
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 21 (84.00%) ISEB
2 18 (72.00%) Java
3 16 (64.00%) Python
4 15 (60.00%) DV Cleared
4 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (48.00%) Selenium
6 11 (44.00%) SDLC
7 9 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (36.00%) Bash Shell
7 9 (36.00%) Ruby
7 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (32.00%) Finance
8 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
8 8 (32.00%) Unix
9 7 (28.00%) HP
9 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
9 7 (28.00%) JIRA
9 7 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (28.00%) BDD
10 6 (24.00%) Linux
11 5 (20.00%) Ant
11 5 (20.00%) SQL
11 5 (20.00%) LoadRunner
11 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
11 5 (20.00%) Maven
11 5 (20.00%) Release Management
11 5 (20.00%) Atlassian
11 5 (20.00%) Test Management
11 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 5 (20.00%) Cloudera

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (12.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (12.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 3 (12.00%) BusinessObjects XI
2 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Selenium
2 7 (28.00%) JIRA
3 5 (20.00%) Ant
3 5 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (20.00%) Maven
3 5 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
3 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (12.00%) Subversion
4 3 (12.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.00%) Zephyr
6 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Test Engineer
2 9 (36.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Lead
5 1 (4.00%) Java Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
1 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (8.00%) REST
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Unix
2 6 (24.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) SDLC
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (28.00%) BDD
5 5 (20.00%) Release Management
5 5 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (20.00%) Test Management
5 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (12.00%) Dimensional Modelling
7 3 (12.00%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (12.00%) Quality Management
8 2 (8.00%) Data Transformation
8 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
8 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) Java
2 16 (64.00%) Python
3 9 (36.00%) Bash Shell
3 9 (36.00%) Ruby
4 5 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (84.00%) ISEB
2 15 (60.00%) DV Cleared
2 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (8.00%) Degree
5 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) ISO 9000
2 1 (4.00%) Basel II
2 1 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) HP
2 5 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 5 (20.00%) Cloudera
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) Teradata
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
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