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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 40 29 53
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +24
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 10 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.83% 4.60% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.56% 8.43% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 4
Median daily rate £475 £455 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.39% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £363 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
180 261 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 50.99% 54.60% 52.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 111 145
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 15
Median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.04% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £27.50 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +1 3 £525 +23.52% 1
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 22 (100.00%) ISEB
2 15 (68.18%) Java
3 12 (54.55%) Unix
3 12 (54.55%) Python
3 12 (54.55%) DV Cleared
3 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
4 10 (45.45%) Ruby
5 9 (40.91%) Selenium
5 9 (40.91%) Test Management
5 9 (40.91%) SDLC
6 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 8 (36.36%) JIRA
6 8 (36.36%) Bash Shell
6 8 (36.36%) BDD
6 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (36.36%) HP
6 8 (36.36%) LoadRunner
7 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (31.82%) SQL
8 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
8 6 (27.27%) Finance
9 5 (22.73%) Scrum
9 5 (22.73%) Maven
9 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
9 5 (22.73%) Ant
9 5 (22.73%) Hadoop
9 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
9 5 (22.73%) Release Management

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 4 (18.18%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Hadoop
2 4 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 3 (13.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (13.64%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Selenium
2 8 (36.36%) JIRA
2 8 (36.36%) LoadRunner
3 5 (22.73%) Ant
3 5 (22.73%) Maven
3 5 (22.73%) Selenium IDE
3 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
4 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 3 (13.64%) Rational Functional Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Subversion
4 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (13.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (13.64%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) Spanish Language
4 1 (4.55%) Electronics
4 1 (4.55%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Test Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Software Test Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Java Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Lead
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
1 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
1 3 (13.64%) REST
1 3 (13.64%) SOAP
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
1 3 (13.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Unix
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) SDLC
1 9 (40.91%) Test Management
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) BDD
2 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
5 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Release Management
5 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) Software Delivery
5 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
6 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Dimensional Modelling
6 4 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
6 4 (18.18%) Quality Management
6 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
7 3 (13.64%) Kanban
7 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) Java
2 12 (54.55%) Python
3 10 (45.45%) Ruby
4 8 (36.36%) Bash Shell
5 7 (31.82%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) C
6 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
6 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
7 3 (13.64%) C++
7 3 (13.64%) Perl
7 3 (13.64%) VB.NET
8 2 (9.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) ISEB
2 12 (54.55%) DV Cleared
2 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) ISO 9000
2 2 (9.09%) Basel II
2 2 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) HP
2 5 (22.73%) Atlassian
2 5 (22.73%) Cloudera
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 4 (18.18%) Teradata
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) SAP