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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 41 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.33% - 2.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% - 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate - - £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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
70 80 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 23.10% 26.14% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 48 49
Average daily rate £400 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £238 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £745 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 3
Average hourly rate £57.00 £36.40 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.59% +81.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 1 - -
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 16 (94.12%) ISEB
1 16 (94.12%) Software Testing
2 15 (88.24%) Test Automation
3 14 (82.35%) Waterfall
3 14 (82.35%) Test Management
4 13 (76.47%) QA
4 13 (76.47%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (70.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (64.71%) Selenium
6 11 (64.71%) SpecFlow
7 10 (58.82%) Functional Testing
7 10 (58.82%) Performance Testing
7 10 (58.82%) Load Testing
7 10 (58.82%) Security Testing
8 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
9 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
10 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
10 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (11.76%) SAP
11 2 (11.76%) Windows
11 2 (11.76%) Project Management
11 2 (11.76%) Line Management
11 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
12 1 (5.88%) Java
12 1 (5.88%) Mobile Development
12 1 (5.88%) SDLC
12 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (5.88%) Mobile App

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Selenium
1 11 (64.71%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.88%) eggPlant
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
2 11 (64.71%) Test Analyst
3 9 (52.94%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (52.94%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Test Leader
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
5 2 (11.76%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) ETL Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Software Testing
2 15 (88.24%) Test Automation
3 14 (82.35%) Test Management
3 14 (82.35%) Waterfall
4 13 (76.47%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (58.82%) Functional Testing
6 10 (58.82%) Load Testing
6 10 (58.82%) Performance Testing
6 10 (58.82%) Security Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 2 (11.76%) Line Management
8 2 (11.76%) Project Management
9 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
9 1 (5.88%) ETL
9 1 (5.88%) Mobile Development
9 1 (5.88%) Scrum
9 1 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) ISEB
2 12 (70.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (76.47%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) SAP