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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 50 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.84% 2.64% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 5.83% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Average daily rate
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£331 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -46.00%
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
243 206 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 51.16% 45.27% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 89 46
Average daily rate £415 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.50 £54.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.09% -25.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%

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
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 3 August 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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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
Gloucester +2 2 £300 -17.24% 3
Cheltenham -5 2 £363 +9.84% 1
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 5 (83.33%) Integration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Management
2 4 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 4 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Rational Functional Tester
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SAP
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) SAP FI
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) TDD

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP FI
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 4 (66.67%) Rational Functional Tester
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SAP FI Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Test Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Integration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Management
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C++
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Perl
1 4 (66.67%) Python
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby
1 4 (66.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft