The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 26 May 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 98 101 77
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -24
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 43 31 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.47% 1.03% 2.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.40% 3.74% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 47
Median daily rate £325 £308 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £188 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £388 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +69.81%
ISTQB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
977 828 957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.40% 27.51% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 487 602
Median daily rate £388 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £548 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 36 59
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.13 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.15% +16.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £21.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the South West region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in the South West

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the South West region.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +7 17 £369 +13.46% 4
Gloucestershire +10 12 £340 +2.64% 10
Wiltshire -4 12 £300 -4.91%
Dorset -10 2 £239 +27.33%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 56 (62.92%) ISEB
2 49 (55.06%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (48.31%) Security Cleared
4 35 (39.33%) Software Testing
5 32 (35.96%) Java
6 29 (32.58%) DV Cleared
7 25 (28.09%) Python
8 24 (26.97%) Bash Shell
8 24 (26.97%) Selenium
9 23 (25.84%) Linux
10 22 (24.72%) SQL
11 21 (23.60%) Ruby
12 20 (22.47%) JIRA
13 18 (20.22%) C#
14 16 (17.98%) Manual Testing
14 16 (17.98%) Cucumber
14 16 (17.98%) Test Automation
15 15 (16.85%) Test Management
15 15 (16.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 15 (16.85%) Finance
16 14 (15.73%) Functional Testing
17 13 (14.61%) Test Scripting
17 13 (14.61%) Scrum
18 12 (13.48%) Automated Testing
18 12 (13.48%) Capybara
18 12 (13.48%) WebDriver
19 11 (12.36%) Git (software)
19 11 (12.36%) Team Foundation Server
19 11 (12.36%) QA
19 11 (12.36%) SC Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.37%) ATG Dynamo
2 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.12%) Apache
3 1 (1.12%) SAS
3 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) MS Office
2 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) SSH
2 1 (1.12%) Internet
2 1 (1.12%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) Big Data
2 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.12%) DB2
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (26.97%) Selenium
2 20 (22.47%) JIRA
3 16 (17.98%) Cucumber
4 12 (13.48%) Capybara
4 12 (13.48%) WebDriver
5 11 (12.36%) Git (software)
5 11 (12.36%) Jenkins
5 11 (12.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (8.99%) SpecFlow
6 8 (8.99%) WATIR
7 7 (7.87%) LoadRunner
8 6 (6.74%) HP UFT
9 5 (5.62%) Rational Functional Tester
9 5 (5.62%) Travis CI
9 5 (5.62%) Visual Studio
10 4 (4.49%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (3.37%) FitNesse
11 3 (3.37%) Zephyr
12 2 (2.25%) JMeter
12 2 (2.25%) Subversion
General
1 15 (16.85%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Banking
2 6 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.62%) Games
3 5 (5.62%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.62%) Retail
4 4 (4.49%) Electronics
4 4 (4.49%) Marketing
4 4 (4.49%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.12%) Automotive
5 1 (1.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (46.07%) Analyst
2 40 (44.94%) Test Analyst
3 20 (22.47%) Test Engineer
4 16 (17.98%) Tester
5 13 (14.61%) Test Manager
6 9 (10.11%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 7 (7.87%) Agile Test Analyst
7 7 (7.87%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (6.74%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (5.62%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Banking Analyst
11 3 (3.37%) Developer
11 3 (3.37%) E-Commerce Analyst
11 3 (3.37%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
11 3 (3.37%) Java Developer
11 3 (3.37%) Lead Test Analyst
11 3 (3.37%) Senior E-Commerce Analyst
11 3 (3.37%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) Behat
2 7 (7.87%) Gherkin
3 4 (4.49%) REST
4 3 (3.37%) SOAP
4 3 (3.37%) Web Services
5 2 (2.25%) CSS
5 2 (2.25%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.25%) HTML
5 2 (2.25%) Spring
6 1 (1.12%) RESTful
6 1 (1.12%) XML
6 1 (1.12%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.25%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.12%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.84%) Linux
2 5 (5.62%) Unix
3 4 (4.49%) Windows
4 1 (1.12%) Android
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (55.06%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (39.33%) Software Testing
3 16 (17.98%) Manual Testing
3 16 (17.98%) Test Automation
4 15 (16.85%) Test Management
5 14 (15.73%) Functional Testing
6 13 (14.61%) Scrum
6 13 (14.61%) Test Scripting
7 12 (13.48%) Automated Testing
8 11 (12.36%) OO
9 10 (11.24%) BDD
9 10 (11.24%) Performance Testing
9 10 (11.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.99%) Defect Management
10 8 (8.99%) GAP Analysis
10 8 (8.99%) Software Delivery
11 7 (7.87%) Automation Testing
11 7 (7.87%) Project Management
11 7 (7.87%) Test Strategy
11 7 (7.87%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.96%) Java
2 25 (28.09%) Python
3 24 (26.97%) Bash Shell
4 22 (24.72%) SQL
5 21 (23.60%) Ruby
6 18 (20.22%) C#
7 6 (6.74%) C++
8 5 (5.62%) Perl
9 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.25%) VB
11 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 56 (62.92%) ISEB
2 43 (48.31%) Security Cleared
3 29 (32.58%) DV Cleared
4 15 (16.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (12.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 11 (12.36%) SC Cleared
6 7 (7.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (4.49%) Degree
8 1 (1.12%) CCNA
8 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.12%) HND
8 1 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.36%) QA
2 3 (3.37%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.25%) SCCM
2 2 (2.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (11.24%) Oracle
2 8 (8.99%) Rally
3 7 (7.87%) HP
4 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.49%) SAP
6 3 (3.37%) ATG
7 2 (2.25%) IBM
7 2 (2.25%) VMware
8 1 (1.12%) Avaya
8 1 (1.12%) BMC
8 1 (1.12%) Cisco
8 1 (1.12%) EMC
8 1 (1.12%) SolarWinds
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