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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 42 26 42
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +16
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 10 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.16% 0.44% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 1.32% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£353 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £375 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £375 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
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
215 76 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 46.44% 33.48% 44.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 36 91
Average daily rate £395 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.24% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £308 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 25
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £51.05 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 3 £325 -
Tewkesbury - - - -
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 8 (66.67%) ISEB
1 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
4 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (33.33%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (25.00%) Mule
6 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (25.00%) JUnit
6 3 (25.00%) SAP
6 3 (25.00%) DTV
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) UNIX
6 3 (25.00%) JBoss
6 3 (25.00%) Marketing
6 3 (25.00%) Electronics
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (25.00%) Programme Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3 (25.00%) Mule
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
2 4 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) JUnit
3 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (8.33%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (25.00%) Marketing
2 3 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
3 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
1 3 (25.00%) JBoss