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 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 34 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 14 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.12% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 9.21% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
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 Somerset region.

Qualifications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
152 62 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 44.71% 27.80% 33.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 28 33
Average daily rate £400 £339 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.83% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 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 £19.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.35 £19.50 £22.69
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 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 20 August 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 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
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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
Taunton - 12 £325 - 3
Bath - 1 £325 -
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
2 33 (82.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 24 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (45.00%) Test Management
6 16 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (37.50%) Scrum
8 13 (32.50%) SQL
9 12 (30.00%) SpecFlow
9 12 (30.00%) BDD
10 11 (27.50%) C#
11 10 (25.00%) Project Management
11 10 (25.00%) Gherkin
12 8 (20.00%) Service Management
12 8 (20.00%) ITIL
12 8 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio
14 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (12.50%) SAP
14 5 (12.50%) User Stories
15 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
15 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
15 4 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
15 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
15 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
15 4 (10.00%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Summit
1 1 (2.50%) assyst
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (30.00%) SpecFlow
3 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio
4 4 (10.00%) Selenium
5 1 (2.50%) MSTest
5 1 (2.50%) eggPlant
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Analyst
2 24 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Team Leader
4 6 (15.00%) Tester
4 6 (15.00%) Test Team Leader
5 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.50%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.50%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
1 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 24 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 24 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 18 (45.00%) Test Management
3 15 (37.50%) Scrum
4 12 (30.00%) BDD
5 10 (25.00%) Project Management
6 8 (20.00%) Service Management
6 8 (20.00%) ITIL
7 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (12.50%) User Stories
8 4 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
10 2 (5.00%) Security Testing
10 2 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 11 (27.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (95.00%) ISEB
2 33 (82.50%) SC Cleared
2 33 (82.50%) Security Cleared
2 33 (82.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 14001
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds