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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 48 26 36
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 29 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.28% 7.16% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 12.34% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 21 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £323 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+125.92% -46.00%
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
91 235 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 25.71% 58.02% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 192 18
Average daily rate £363 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £265 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 3 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 £35.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.92% +82.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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
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 3 July 2015. 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 -4 1 - -
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Testing Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft