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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 41 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 14 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.74% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.90% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£463 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.02% -59.13%
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
286 129 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 55.97% 44.95% 65.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 53 124
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 34
Average hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £13.00 £32.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.30 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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
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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
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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 - 4 £486 - 1
Gloucester - - - - 2
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 13 (86.67%) DV Cleared
1 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (80.00%) LoadRunner
3 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
4 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (40.00%) Functional Testing
7 6 (40.00%) ISEB
7 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
8 5 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
8 5 (33.33%) Test Management
9 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (20.00%) TDD
10 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
10 3 (20.00%) Scrum
10 3 (20.00%) C++
10 3 (20.00%) Java
10 3 (20.00%) Perl
10 3 (20.00%) UNIX
10 3 (20.00%) Python
10 3 (20.00%) Ruby
10 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
10 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
11 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
11 2 (13.33%) Coaching
11 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
11 2 (13.33%) Project Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 5 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Test Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 5 (33.33%) Test Management
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) Coaching
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) Use Case
7 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C++
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) Perl
1 3 (20.00%) Python
1 3 (20.00%) Ruby
1 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) DV Cleared
1 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (40.00%) ISEB
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) HND
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
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