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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 96 83 96
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 48 53 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.50% 1.73% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.14% 5.98% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -26.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £202 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £370 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -46.00%
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
934 886 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.19% 28.88% 29.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 566 352
Average daily rate £393 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 44
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.88 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +9 14 £325 +15.55%
Wiltshire +4 9 £383 +91.25% 3
Bristol -5 7 £300 +9.09%
Somerset -9 6 £350 +7.69% 1
Dorset +3 4 £188 -16.66%
Gloucestershire -8 4 £331 -8.62% 3
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 39 (60.00%) ISEB
2 38 (58.46%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (44.62%) Software Testing
3 29 (44.62%) QA
4 23 (35.38%) Selenium
5 17 (26.15%) SpecFlow
6 15 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (23.08%) Scrum
6 15 (23.08%) C#
6 15 (23.08%) SQL
7 14 (21.54%) Integration Testing
8 13 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 13 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 13 (20.00%) WebDriver
9 11 (16.92%) Banking
9 11 (16.92%) Test Scripting
9 11 (16.92%) Java
9 11 (16.92%) Test Automation
9 11 (16.92%) SDLC
10 10 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (15.38%) PCI DSS
10 10 (15.38%) Waterfall
10 10 (15.38%) Atlassian
11 9 (13.85%) Automated Testing
11 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (12.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (12.31%) Test Management
12 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (7.69%) ATG Dynamo
2 3 (4.62%) CMS
3 2 (3.08%) IIS
4 1 (1.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 5 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.54%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Firewall
2 2 (3.08%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) MS Access
2 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (35.38%) Selenium
2 17 (26.15%) SpecFlow
3 13 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (9.23%) Jenkins
5 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.69%) Visual Studio
6 4 (6.15%) LoadRunner
6 4 (6.15%) Rational Functional Tester
6 4 (6.15%) FitNesse
7 3 (4.62%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.08%) Capybara
9 1 (1.54%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.54%) JMeter
9 1 (1.54%) JIRA
General
1 11 (16.92%) Banking
2 6 (9.23%) Finance
3 5 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Legal
4 2 (3.08%) Electronics
5 1 (1.54%) Back Office
5 1 (1.54%) Publishing
5 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (78.46%) Analyst
2 37 (56.92%) Test Analyst
3 12 (18.46%) QA Analyst
4 11 (16.92%) Agile Test Analyst
5 8 (12.31%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (12.31%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Tester
7 5 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 5 (7.69%) Test Leader
8 4 (6.15%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Business Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Technical Test Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Quality Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) SAP Test Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) SAP Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Senior SAP Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) .NET
2 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.15%) HTML
3 2 (3.08%) CSS
3 2 (3.08%) Web Services
3 2 (3.08%) AppFabric
4 1 (1.54%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.54%) WCF
4 1 (1.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.77%) User Experience
3 3 (4.62%) NHS
4 2 (3.08%) PKI
4 2 (3.08%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.54%) Statistics
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) UNIX
2 2 (3.08%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (58.46%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (44.62%) Software Testing
3 15 (23.08%) Scrum
4 14 (21.54%) Integration Testing
5 13 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 13 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 11 (16.92%) Test Scripting
6 11 (16.92%) Test Automation
6 11 (16.92%) SDLC
7 10 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 10 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (13.85%) Automated Testing
9 8 (12.31%) Security Testing
9 8 (12.31%) Test Management
9 8 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (9.23%) Validation
10 6 (9.23%) ITIL
10 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (9.23%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.08%) C#
1 15 (23.08%) SQL
2 11 (16.92%) Java
3 6 (9.23%) Python
3 6 (9.23%) Ruby
4 4 (6.15%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.15%) C++
4 4 (6.15%) Perl
5 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (60.00%) ISEB
2 15 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (12.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
4 7 (10.77%) Degree
5 5 (7.69%) CISM
6 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.15%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.08%) CISSP
8 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (44.62%) QA
2 10 (15.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.08%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.38%) Atlassian
3 5 (7.69%) ATG
3 5 (7.69%) SAP
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle
4 2 (3.08%) OpenText
4 2 (3.08%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.54%) Talend
5 1 (1.54%) HP
5 1 (1.54%) Citrix
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