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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 42 29 43
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.41% 4.64% 2.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.78% 9.17% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
Median daily rate £360 £460 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% -0.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £363 £407
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £480 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £308 £348
% change year-on-year
+5.69% -11.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +184.04%

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
180 229 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 50.70% 50.55% 55.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 109 140
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 19
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.15 £46.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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
Gloucester -6 1 £238 -44.11%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 19 (95.00%) ISEB
2 16 (80.00%) Java
3 13 (65.00%) Python
3 13 (65.00%) DV Cleared
3 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (55.00%) Selenium
5 10 (50.00%) Ruby
5 10 (50.00%) SDLC
6 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (45.00%) Unix
7 8 (40.00%) HP
7 8 (40.00%) JIRA
7 8 (40.00%) BDD
8 7 (35.00%) Bash Shell
8 7 (35.00%) Test Management
8 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
9 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
9 6 (30.00%) LoadRunner
9 6 (30.00%) SQL
9 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
10 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 5 (25.00%) Software Delivery
10 5 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (25.00%) Hadoop
10 5 (25.00%) Cloudera
10 5 (25.00%) Ant
10 5 (25.00%) Finance
10 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering

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 (15.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (15.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 3 (15.00%) BusinessObjects XI
2 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Selenium
2 8 (40.00%) JIRA
3 6 (30.00%) LoadRunner
4 5 (25.00%) Ant
4 5 (25.00%) Maven
4 5 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
4 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (15.00%) Subversion
5 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (15.00%) Zephyr
6 1 (5.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
3 3 (15.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Java Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Lead
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
1 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (15.00%) REST
1 3 (15.00%) SOAP
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
1 3 (15.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Unix
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) SDLC
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) BDD
4 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Test Management
5 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Release Management
6 5 (25.00%) Software Delivery
6 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (15.00%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Kanban
8 3 (15.00%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Quality Management
8 3 (15.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) Java
2 13 (65.00%) Python
3 10 (50.00%) Ruby
4 7 (35.00%) Bash Shell
5 6 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (10.00%) Scala
8 1 (5.00%) C
8 1 (5.00%) C++
8 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (95.00%) ISEB
2 13 (65.00%) DV Cleared
2 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO 9000
2 1 (5.00%) Basel II
2 1 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) HP
2 5 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 5 (25.00%) Cloudera
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) Teradata
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
Gloucestershire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago