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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 35 38
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 1.61% 4.92%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.48% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Average daily rate
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- £286 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.02% -59.13%
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
76 115 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 27.14% 46.37% 34.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 73 28
Average daily rate £395 £398 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +28.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £498 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Average hourly rate £46.50 £20.06 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.80% +33.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

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 4 March 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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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 4 March 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 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) User Stories
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (20.00%) SAP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (20.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Manager
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) SAP