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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 40 47 37
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.44% 0.66% 2.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.24% 1.25% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 6
Median daily rate £363 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £350 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+30.83% +27.65%
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
283 240 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 57.64% 52.52% 44.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 145 81
Median daily rate £400 £415 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £266 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £483 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 13
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £12.55 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £43.50 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +29.72%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +9 6 £450 +24.13% 1
Gloucester 0 2 £284 -5.50% 1
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 15 (68.18%) ISEB
2 13 (59.09%) Java
3 12 (54.55%) Python
4 11 (50.00%) Linux
4 11 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (45.45%) Bash Shell
6 9 (40.91%) Finance
7 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
8 6 (27.27%) Ruby
8 6 (27.27%) SQL
8 6 (27.27%) Test Management
9 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
10 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (18.18%) SAP
10 4 (18.18%) Electronics
10 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
10 4 (18.18%) Programme Management
10 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
10 4 (18.18%) Scrum
10 4 (18.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (18.18%) Banking
10 4 (18.18%) Marketing
10 4 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (13.64%) Zephyr
11 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (13.64%) REST

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 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) SAS
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) SSH
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
1 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
1 3 (13.64%) Rational Functional Tester
1 3 (13.64%) Selenium
1 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (13.64%) Zephyr
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.55%) Maven
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
2 4 (18.18%) Electronics
2 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 4 (18.18%) Marketing
2 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
1 11 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Tester
4 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Software Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
1 3 (13.64%) REST
1 3 (13.64%) SOAP
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Unix
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
2 6 (27.27%) Test Management
3 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Programme Management
3 4 (18.18%) Scrum
4 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
4 3 (13.64%) BDD
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) Data Transformation
4 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
4 3 (13.64%) Kanban
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) Java
2 12 (54.55%) Python
3 10 (45.45%) Bash Shell
4 6 (27.27%) Ruby
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (13.64%) C++
5 3 (13.64%) Perl
6 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) ISEB
2 11 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) SAP
3 3 (13.64%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) VMware