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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 104 109 101
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 33 41 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.17% 1.26% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.04% 4.15% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 28
Median daily rate £285 £325 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £353 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.20% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £33.50 £34.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
817 988 1052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.89% 30.29% 31.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 610 695
Median daily rate £388 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 68 42
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 September 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 September 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
Gloucestershire +14 14 £283 -29.37% 2
Wiltshire +12 10 £363 +57.60%
Bristol -1 3 £280 -8.94% 4
Dorset +4 1 - - 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 45 (67.16%) ISEB
2 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (43.28%) Software Testing
4 28 (41.79%) Security Cleared
5 23 (34.33%) Selenium
6 22 (32.84%) Java
7 19 (28.36%) Finance
7 19 (28.36%) DV Cleared
8 18 (26.87%) Python
9 16 (23.88%) JIRA
10 14 (20.90%) Manual Testing
11 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
11 13 (19.40%) Ruby
12 12 (17.91%) Automated Testing
12 12 (17.91%) SQL
12 12 (17.91%) Bash Shell
13 11 (16.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (16.42%) C#
13 11 (16.42%) QA
14 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
14 10 (14.93%) WebDriver
14 10 (14.93%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (14.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (13.43%) Waterfall
15 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
15 9 (13.43%) Scrum
15 9 (13.43%) Linux
16 8 (11.94%) HP
16 8 (11.94%) Test Management
16 8 (11.94%) Software Delivery

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 2 (2.99%) Apache
1 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
1 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
2 1 (1.49%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.48%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 23 (34.33%) Selenium
2 16 (23.88%) JIRA
3 11 (16.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (14.93%) WebDriver
5 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
6 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
7 5 (7.46%) Ant
7 5 (7.46%) Capybara
7 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
7 5 (7.46%) LoadRunner
7 5 (7.46%) Maven
7 5 (7.46%) SpecFlow
7 5 (7.46%) WATIR
8 4 (5.97%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.48%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (4.48%) Subversion
10 2 (2.99%) Hudson
10 2 (2.99%) JBehave
10 2 (2.99%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (2.99%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (28.36%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Banking
2 6 (8.96%) Retail
3 3 (4.48%) Games
3 3 (4.48%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Electronics
4 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.99%) Marketing
4 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (50.75%) Analyst
2 33 (49.25%) Test Analyst
3 17 (25.37%) Test Engineer
4 14 (20.90%) Tester
5 8 (11.94%) Software Test Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Junior
8 3 (4.48%) Junior Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Junior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (4.48%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.48%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Mobile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) Behat
2 3 (4.48%) Gherkin
2 3 (4.48%) SOAP
3 2 (2.99%) CSS
3 2 (2.99%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.99%) HTML
3 2 (2.99%) Spring
3 2 (2.99%) XML
4 1 (1.49%) .NET
4 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.49%) REST
4 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Linux
2 6 (8.96%) Unix
3 2 (2.99%) Windows
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.28%) Software Testing
3 14 (20.90%) Manual Testing
4 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
5 12 (17.91%) Automated Testing
6 9 (13.43%) Scrum
6 9 (13.43%) Waterfall
7 8 (11.94%) Functional Testing
7 8 (11.94%) SDLC
7 8 (11.94%) Software Delivery
7 8 (11.94%) Test Management
8 7 (10.45%) System Testing
8 7 (10.45%) Test Automation
9 6 (8.96%) BDD
9 6 (8.96%) OO
9 6 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (7.46%) Defect Management
10 5 (7.46%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (7.46%) ITIL
11 4 (5.97%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.84%) Java
2 18 (26.87%) Python
3 13 (19.40%) Ruby
4 12 (17.91%) Bash Shell
4 12 (17.91%) SQL
5 11 (16.42%) C#
6 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.99%) C++
7 2 (2.99%) Groovy
7 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.99%) Perl
8 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (67.16%) ISEB
2 28 (41.79%) Security Cleared
3 19 (28.36%) DV Cleared
4 10 (14.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.48%) Degree
6 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.42%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) ISO 9000
2 2 (2.99%) SDET
3 1 (1.49%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.99%) SCCM
2 2 (2.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) HP
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.46%) Rally
4 4 (5.97%) Oracle
5 3 (4.48%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.48%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.99%) SAP
6 2 (2.99%) VMware
7 1 (1.49%) Teradata
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