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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 98 107 125
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +18
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 47 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.40% 0.40% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.47% 1.40% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 2 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £351 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £359 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-55.00% +11.11%
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
1051 642 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.29% 28.41% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 362 445
Average daily rate £378 £363 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.13% -5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 51 62
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -36.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £11.05 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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
Devon -12 14 £325 -7.14% 2
Bristol - 13 £275 - 3
Gloucestershire -15 8 £378 +4.71% 3
Wiltshire -7 5 £200 - 3
Somerset - 3 £325 - 1
Dorset - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 92 (83.64%) ISEB
2 55 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 54 (49.09%) Software Testing
4 53 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (46.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 47 (42.73%) SC Cleared
7 39 (35.45%) Test Scripting
8 30 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (24.55%) SQL
10 26 (23.64%) Selenium
10 26 (23.64%) Scrum
11 25 (22.73%) Microsoft
12 24 (21.82%) Test Management
13 23 (20.91%) HP Quality Center
14 19 (17.27%) QuickTest Pro
14 19 (17.27%) Automated Testing
15 17 (15.45%) C#
15 17 (15.45%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (14.55%) Java
16 16 (14.55%) HP
17 15 (13.64%) Finance
17 15 (13.64%) BDD
18 14 (12.73%) SpecFlow
18 14 (12.73%) User Stories
19 13 (11.82%) Waterfall
19 13 (11.82%) ITIL
20 12 (10.91%) SAP
20 12 (10.91%) Telecoms
20 12 (10.91%) Gherkin
21 11 (10.00%) Test Strategy

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (2.73%) Mule
Applications
1 6 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.91%) Summit
3 1 (0.91%) assyst
3 1 (0.91%) Agresso
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) LTE
1 3 (2.73%) GPRS
1 3 (2.73%) GSM
1 3 (2.73%) SMS
1 3 (2.73%) UMTS
1 3 (2.73%) WCDMA
2 2 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (23.64%) Selenium
2 19 (17.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (15.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (12.73%) SpecFlow
5 10 (9.09%) JIRA
6 8 (7.27%) LoadRunner
7 7 (6.36%) Visual Studio
8 6 (5.45%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.64%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.64%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.73%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (2.73%) JUnit
11 1 (0.91%) MSTest
11 1 (0.91%) Rational Functional Tester
11 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.91%) eggPlant
11 1 (0.91%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.91%) NUnit
11 1 (0.91%) JMeter
General
1 15 (13.64%) Finance
2 12 (10.91%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.45%) Electronics
4 4 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.73%) Marketing
6 1 (0.91%) Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (50.91%) Analyst
2 55 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 31 (28.18%) Tester
4 12 (10.91%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (10.91%) Senior Test Analyst
5 11 (10.00%) Automation Tester
6 9 (8.18%) Team Leader
6 9 (8.18%) Test Team Leader
7 8 (7.27%) Software Test Analyst
7 8 (7.27%) Automated Tester
8 6 (5.45%) Test Engineer
8 6 (5.45%) Test Leader
9 5 (4.55%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (3.64%) Test Manager
11 3 (2.73%) Agile Test Analyst
11 3 (2.73%) Integration Engineer
11 3 (2.73%) QA Tester
11 3 (2.73%) Senior Tester
12 2 (1.82%) Developer
12 2 (1.82%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.91%) Gherkin
2 6 (5.45%) SOAP
2 6 (5.45%) .NET
3 3 (2.73%) Web Services
4 2 (1.82%) XML
4 2 (1.82%) HTML
4 2 (1.82%) XHTML
4 2 (1.82%) WinForms
5 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.73%) DTV
2 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.91%) Device Driver
3 1 (0.91%) CMDB
3 1 (0.91%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.73%) UNIX
2 2 (1.82%) Windows
3 1 (0.91%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (49.09%) Software Testing
2 53 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (35.45%) Test Scripting
4 30 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (23.64%) Scrum
6 24 (21.82%) Test Management
7 19 (17.27%) Automated Testing
8 15 (13.64%) BDD
9 14 (12.73%) User Stories
10 13 (11.82%) Waterfall
10 13 (11.82%) ITIL
11 11 (10.00%) Test Strategy
11 11 (10.00%) Project Management
12 10 (9.09%) Manual Testing
13 8 (7.27%) Service Management
14 7 (6.36%) V-Model
15 6 (5.45%) Performance Testing
15 6 (5.45%) Time Management
15 6 (5.45%) Test Automation
15 6 (5.45%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.55%) SQL
2 17 (15.45%) C#
3 16 (14.55%) Java
4 2 (1.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.82%) C
4 2 (1.82%) Ruby
4 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.91%) Python
5 1 (0.91%) C++
5 1 (0.91%) Perl
Qualifications
1 92 (83.64%) ISEB
2 55 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 51 (46.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 47 (42.73%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (6.36%) DV Cleared
7 6 (5.45%) Degree
8 3 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.27%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) HL7
2 1 (0.91%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.91%) SLA
2 1 (0.91%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 23 (20.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.55%) HP
3 12 (10.91%) SAP
4 3 (2.73%) IBM
4 3 (2.73%) JBoss
4 3 (2.73%) Oracle
5 2 (1.82%) Siebel
5 2 (1.82%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.82%) Cerner
6 1 (0.91%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.91%) Open Text
6 1 (0.91%) CODA
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £325 - 350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 24 days ago