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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 98 104 119
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 41 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.26% 0.58% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.17% 2.03% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 9
Average daily rate
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£288 £361 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.24% -3.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £352 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £372 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
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
983 641 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.14% 28.64% 26.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 359 430
Average daily rate £395 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 50 71
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.36 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.58% -40.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.45 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.55 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South West region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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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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
Bristol - 12 £275 - 2
Somerset - 9 £325 - 1
Wiltshire -13 5 £200 - 1
Devon -16 4 £288 -17.85% 1
Dorset - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 90 (83.33%) ISEB
2 56 (51.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 49 (45.37%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 47 (43.52%) Software Testing
6 41 (37.96%) SC Cleared
7 40 (37.04%) Test Scripting
8 35 (32.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (25.00%) Test Management
9 27 (25.00%) SQL
10 26 (24.07%) Microsoft
10 26 (24.07%) Scrum
11 18 (16.67%) Finance
11 18 (16.67%) C#
11 18 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (15.74%) BDD
12 17 (15.74%) Selenium
13 16 (14.81%) Waterfall
13 16 (14.81%) SpecFlow
14 13 (12.04%) ITIL
14 13 (12.04%) Project Management
14 13 (12.04%) HP Quality Center
15 12 (11.11%) Gherkin
15 12 (11.11%) SAP
15 12 (11.11%) Telecoms
16 11 (10.19%) Java
16 11 (10.19%) Test Strategy
17 10 (9.26%) Manual Testing
18 9 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
18 9 (8.33%) QA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.78%) Mule
Applications
1 6 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.93%) assyst
3 1 (0.93%) Agresso
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) Internet
1 3 (2.78%) GPRS
1 3 (2.78%) GSM
1 3 (2.78%) SMS
1 3 (2.78%) UMTS
1 3 (2.78%) WCDMA
1 3 (2.78%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (15.74%) Selenium
3 16 (14.81%) SpecFlow
4 9 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (7.41%) LoadRunner
5 8 (7.41%) Visual Studio
6 6 (5.56%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.70%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.70%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.78%) JUnit
8 3 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (1.85%) eggPlant
9 2 (1.85%) JMeter
10 1 (0.93%) NUnit
10 1 (0.93%) JIRA
10 1 (0.93%) MSTest
10 1 (0.93%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.93%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 18 (16.67%) Finance
2 12 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.56%) Electronics
4 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.78%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (56.48%) Analyst
2 57 (52.78%) Test Analyst
3 26 (24.07%) Tester
4 14 (12.96%) Senior Analyst
5 12 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 9 (8.33%) Team Leader
6 9 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
7 8 (7.41%) Software Test Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) Automated Tester
8 7 (6.48%) Test Leader
9 5 (4.63%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (3.70%) Agile Test Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Test Manager
10 4 (3.70%) Test Engineer
11 3 (2.78%) QA Tester
11 3 (2.78%) Senior Tester
11 3 (2.78%) Integration Engineer
11 3 (2.78%) Business Analyst
11 3 (2.78%) Automation Tester
12 2 (1.85%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.11%) Gherkin
2 6 (5.56%) SOAP
3 5 (4.63%) .NET
4 3 (2.78%) Web Services
5 2 (1.85%) HTML
5 2 (1.85%) XML
5 2 (1.85%) XHTML
5 2 (1.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.78%) DTV
2 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
2 1 (0.93%) CMDB
2 1 (0.93%) NHS
2 1 (0.93%) PMI
2 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
2 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.93%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.78%) UNIX
1 3 (2.78%) Windows
2 2 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (45.37%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (43.52%) Software Testing
3 40 (37.04%) Test Scripting
4 35 (32.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (25.00%) Test Management
6 26 (24.07%) Scrum
7 17 (15.74%) BDD
8 16 (14.81%) Waterfall
9 13 (12.04%) ITIL
9 13 (12.04%) Project Management
10 11 (10.19%) Test Strategy
11 10 (9.26%) Manual Testing
12 9 (8.33%) Automated Testing
13 8 (7.41%) Service Management
13 8 (7.41%) V-Model
14 6 (5.56%) Time Management
14 6 (5.56%) Performance Testing
14 6 (5.56%) Integration Testing
14 6 (5.56%) Functional Testing
15 5 (4.63%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.00%) SQL
2 18 (16.67%) C#
3 11 (10.19%) Java
4 3 (2.78%) Ruby
5 2 (1.85%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.85%) C
5 2 (1.85%) PHP
5 2 (1.85%) Python
6 1 (0.93%) C++
6 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 90 (83.33%) ISEB
2 56 (51.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 48 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 41 (37.96%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.41%) Degree
5 8 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (6.48%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) HL7
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (12.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.11%) SAP
3 6 (5.56%) HP
4 3 (2.78%) IBM
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle
4 3 (2.78%) JBoss
5 2 (1.85%) Cerner
5 2 (1.85%) Siebel
5 2 (1.85%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.93%) CODA
6 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago