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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 34 37
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 5.54% 2.84%
As % of the Qualifications category - 9.13% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 2
Average daily rate
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- £270 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+44.57% -65.41%
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
89 252 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 24.86% 60.72% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 193 22
Average daily rate £375 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £463 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Average hourly rate £38.25 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+155.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 April 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%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
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%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft