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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 43 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 14 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.69% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.86% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£456 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £21.00
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
288 125 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 55.38% 42.81% 57.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 53 67
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 12 31
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.50 £32.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £33.65 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Gloucester - - - -
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 20 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 19 (86.36%) DV Cleared
3 17 (77.27%) LoadRunner
4 16 (72.73%) Telecoms
5 15 (68.18%) Test Scripting
6 14 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (40.91%) ISEB
9 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
10 7 (31.82%) Java
11 6 (27.27%) UNIX
11 6 (27.27%) Test Management
11 6 (27.27%) Rational Functional Tester
11 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
12 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
12 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
12 5 (22.73%) Ruby
12 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
13 4 (18.18%) Python
13 4 (18.18%) C++
13 4 (18.18%) Perl
13 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
14 3 (13.64%) TDD
14 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
14 3 (13.64%) Scrum
14 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
14 3 (13.64%) SQL
15 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
15 2 (9.09%) C
15 2 (9.09%) Project Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Mule
1 1 (4.55%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (77.27%) LoadRunner
2 6 (27.27%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.55%) JUnit
General
1 16 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Test Manager
2 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Automated Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Test Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) UNIX
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Test Scripting
2 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Test Management
3 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
4 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) TDD
6 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.09%) Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.09%) Coaching
8 1 (4.55%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
8 1 (4.55%) Resilience Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
2 5 (22.73%) Ruby
3 4 (18.18%) Python
3 4 (18.18%) C++
3 4 (18.18%) Perl
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) C
6 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 19 (86.36%) DV Cleared
3 14 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (40.91%) ISEB
5 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) HND
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) SAP