The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Somerset
Rank 36 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.86% 0.36% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 1.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +1033.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Qualifications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
64 58 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 27.59% 20.64% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 52
Median daily rate £313 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £500 £745
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 8
Median hourly rate £40.75 £57.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.50% +22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £42.50 £34.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £57.00 £50.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Somerset region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bath - 2 - -
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 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 Somerset region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Planning

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Planning
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft