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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 40 53 44
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 14 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.10% 0.40% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.31% 0.74% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Median daily rate £283 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.37% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £370 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £430 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
-2.20% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
222 269 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 49.12% 54.45% 48.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 136 109
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 5
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £11.78 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £43.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%

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
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 1 October 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 +5 8 - - 2
Gloucester - 5 £290 - 1
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 19 (76.00%) ISEB
2 17 (68.00%) Python
2 17 (68.00%) Java
2 17 (68.00%) DV Cleared
2 17 (68.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (44.00%) Bash Shell
4 10 (40.00%) Selenium
5 8 (32.00%) SDLC
5 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (32.00%) Ruby
5 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (32.00%) Finance
5 8 (32.00%) Linux
6 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (24.00%) Automated Testing
7 6 (24.00%) Unix
8 5 (20.00%) LoadRunner
8 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (16.00%) JIRA
9 4 (16.00%) BDD
9 4 (16.00%) Test Management
9 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
9 4 (16.00%) HP
9 4 (16.00%) SQL
10 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
10 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
10 3 (12.00%) Maven
10 3 (12.00%) Banking
10 3 (12.00%) Ant
10 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence

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 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.00%) SAS
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
1 1 (4.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (16.00%) JIRA
4 3 (12.00%) Ant
4 3 (12.00%) Maven
4 3 (12.00%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.00%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.00%) Subversion
6 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (4.00%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Electronics
3 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.00%) Marketing
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Test Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Manual Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.00%) REST
1 1 (4.00%) SOAP
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 6 (24.00%) Unix
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (32.00%) SDLC
1 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (24.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (16.00%) BDD
3 4 (16.00%) Test Management
3 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Release Management
4 3 (12.00%) Software Delivery
4 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.00%) Scrum
5 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) Java
1 17 (68.00%) Python
2 11 (44.00%) Bash Shell
3 8 (32.00%) Ruby
4 4 (16.00%) SQL
5 2 (8.00%) C++
5 2 (8.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) ISEB
2 17 (68.00%) DV Cleared
2 17 (68.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) HP
2 3 (12.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (12.00%) Cloudera
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Teradata
4 1 (4.00%) VMware
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