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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 41 47 43
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 11 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.27% 0.67% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.81% 1.31% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Median daily rate £438 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £324 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +122.22%
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
289 229 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 59.71% 51.23% 42.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 130 83
Median daily rate £410 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 20
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -32.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £13.43 £27.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £47.50 £42.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +20.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 7 £450 +24.13% 1
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 20 (74.07%) Java
2 19 (70.37%) Linux
2 19 (70.37%) Python
2 19 (70.37%) DV Cleared
2 19 (70.37%) Security Cleared
3 18 (66.67%) Bash Shell
4 14 (51.85%) ISEB
5 7 (25.93%) SQL
6 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 6 (22.22%) Finance
6 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (22.22%) Test Management
7 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Defect Management
7 5 (18.52%) Ruby
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle
8 4 (14.81%) SAP
8 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (14.81%) Programme Management
8 4 (14.81%) Electronics
8 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
8 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
8 4 (14.81%) Scrum
8 4 (14.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (14.81%) Marketing
8 4 (14.81%) Functional Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing

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 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (14.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) SSH
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.11%) JIRA
1 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 3 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
1 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 3 (11.11%) Zephyr
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.41%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Electronics
2 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
2 4 (14.81%) Marketing
2 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
1 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 9 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Test Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Tester
3 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Developer in Test
5 1 (3.70%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Java Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Software Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Gherkin
1 3 (11.11%) REST
1 3 (11.11%) SOAP
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (70.37%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Unix
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (22.22%) Test Management
2 5 (18.52%) Defect Management
2 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
3 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (14.81%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (14.81%) Functional Testing
3 4 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (14.81%) Programme Management
3 4 (14.81%) Scrum
3 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (11.11%) BDD
4 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.11%) Data Transformation
4 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) Kanban
4 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.41%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) Java
2 19 (70.37%) Python
3 18 (66.67%) Bash Shell
4 7 (25.93%) SQL
5 5 (18.52%) Ruby
6 3 (11.11%) C#
6 3 (11.11%) C++
6 3 (11.11%) Perl
7 2 (7.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) DV Cleared
1 19 (70.37%) Security Cleared
2 14 (51.85%) ISEB
3 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) SAP
4 3 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (7.41%) VMware