The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Somerset region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 30 33 30
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.47% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.91% 2.04% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 1
Average daily rate
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£300 - £230
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £301
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.63%
Qualifications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
212 49 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 55.21% 25.65% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 19 28
Average daily rate £338 £360 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £458 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% +9.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.85 £19.50 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
Bath - - - - 1
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 38 (95.00%) ISEB
2 33 (82.50%) SC Cleared
2 33 (82.50%) Security Cleared
3 27 (67.50%) Test Scripting
4 26 (65.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (62.50%) Microsoft
6 24 (60.00%) Software Testing
7 21 (52.50%) Test Management
8 19 (47.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (32.50%) Scrum
10 11 (27.50%) Project Management
10 11 (27.50%) SQL
11 10 (25.00%) BDD
11 10 (25.00%) SpecFlow
12 9 (22.50%) C#
13 8 (20.00%) ITIL
13 8 (20.00%) Service Management
13 8 (20.00%) Gherkin
14 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio
15 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
16 5 (12.50%) SAP
16 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
16 5 (12.50%) User Stories
17 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
17 4 (10.00%) Selenium
17 4 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
17 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
17 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
18 3 (7.50%) System Testing
18 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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.

Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Summit
2 1 (2.50%) assyst
Development Applications
1 19 (47.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio
4 4 (10.00%) Selenium
5 1 (2.50%) MSTest
5 1 (2.50%) eggPlant
Job Titles
1 23 (57.50%) Analyst
2 22 (55.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Tester
4 7 (17.50%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (17.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Team Leader
5 5 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.50%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) UAT Test Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.50%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (2.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
1 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (67.50%) Test Scripting
2 26 (65.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 21 (52.50%) Test Management
5 13 (32.50%) Scrum
6 11 (27.50%) Project Management
7 10 (25.00%) BDD
8 8 (20.00%) Service Management
8 8 (20.00%) ITIL
9 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (12.50%) User Stories
10 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 4 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
10 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
10 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
11 3 (7.50%) System Testing
12 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
12 2 (5.00%) Manual Testing
12 2 (5.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 9 (22.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (95.00%) ISEB
2 33 (82.50%) SC Cleared
2 33 (82.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (5.00%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 25 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
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