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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 109 101 76
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -25
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 33 39 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.10% 1.25% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.30% 4.48% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 49
Median daily rate £325 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £374 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £324 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +122.22%
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
1000 871 953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.21% 27.83% 32.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 518 620
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £525 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 48 55
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.91% +17.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.97 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +20.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +14 11 £325 +8.33% 3
Gloucestershire +6 11 £438 +45.83% 3
Wiltshire -7 8 £300 -21.36% 2
Dorset -8 3 £275 +46.66%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 47 (64.38%) ISEB
2 36 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (45.21%) Security Cleared
4 26 (35.62%) Software Testing
5 23 (31.51%) Java
6 22 (30.14%) DV Cleared
7 21 (28.77%) SQL
8 19 (26.03%) JIRA
8 19 (26.03%) Linux
8 19 (26.03%) Python
9 18 (24.66%) C#
9 18 (24.66%) Selenium
9 18 (24.66%) Bash Shell
10 14 (19.18%) Finance
11 13 (17.81%) Test Management
11 13 (17.81%) Ruby
12 12 (16.44%) Test Scripting
12 12 (16.44%) SC Cleared
12 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
13 11 (15.07%) Git (software)
13 11 (15.07%) Manual Testing
13 11 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (13.70%) QA
14 10 (13.70%) Scrum
14 10 (13.70%) OO
14 10 (13.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (13.70%) Cucumber
15 9 (12.33%) WebDriver
15 9 (12.33%) Functional Testing
15 9 (12.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

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 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.48%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.37%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (1.37%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Office
2 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (5.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) SSH
2 2 (2.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.37%) DB2
1 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (26.03%) JIRA
2 18 (24.66%) Selenium
3 11 (15.07%) Git (software)
4 10 (13.70%) Cucumber
4 10 (13.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (12.33%) WebDriver
6 8 (10.96%) Capybara
6 8 (10.96%) SpecFlow
6 8 (10.96%) WATIR
7 6 (8.22%) Visual Studio
8 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.11%) LoadRunner
8 3 (4.11%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (4.11%) Rational Functional Tester
8 3 (4.11%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.37%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.37%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.37%) JBehave
9 1 (1.37%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (1.37%) Subversion
General
1 14 (19.18%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Banking
2 5 (6.85%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.48%) Electronics
3 4 (5.48%) Games
3 4 (5.48%) Marketing
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
3 4 (5.48%) Retail Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.37%) Automotive
4 1 (1.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (45.21%) Analyst
2 32 (43.84%) Test Analyst
3 21 (28.77%) Test Engineer
4 12 (16.44%) Tester
5 10 (13.70%) Test Manager
6 7 (9.59%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Banking Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Lead Test Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Selenium Tester
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Software Test Engineer
11 2 (2.74%) Java Developer
11 2 (2.74%) Software Tester
11 2 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (2.74%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) Behat
2 4 (5.48%) REST
3 3 (4.11%) Gherkin
3 3 (4.11%) SOAP
3 3 (4.11%) Web Services
4 1 (1.37%) CSS
4 1 (1.37%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.37%) HTML
4 1 (1.37%) RESTful
4 1 (1.37%) Spring
4 1 (1.37%) XML
4 1 (1.37%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.74%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) Linux
2 4 (5.48%) Windows
3 3 (4.11%) Unix
4 1 (1.37%) Android
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (35.62%) Software Testing
3 13 (17.81%) Test Management
4 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
4 12 (16.44%) Test Scripting
5 11 (15.07%) Manual Testing
5 11 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (13.70%) OO
6 10 (13.70%) Scrum
7 9 (12.33%) Automated Testing
7 9 (12.33%) Functional Testing
8 8 (10.96%) Defect Management
8 8 (10.96%) GAP Analysis
8 8 (10.96%) ITIL
8 8 (10.96%) Performance Testing
8 8 (10.96%) Software Delivery
9 7 (9.59%) Test Strategy
9 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
10 6 (8.22%) Kanban
10 6 (8.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.51%) Java
2 21 (28.77%) SQL
3 19 (26.03%) Python
4 18 (24.66%) Bash Shell
4 18 (24.66%) C#
5 13 (17.81%) Ruby
6 4 (5.48%) C++
7 3 (4.11%) Perl
8 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (64.38%) ISEB
2 33 (45.21%) Security Cleared
3 22 (30.14%) DV Cleared
4 12 (16.44%) SC Cleared
5 9 (12.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (9.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (8.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.74%) Degree
9 1 (1.37%) CCNA
9 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Hyper-V
1 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.48%) SCCM
2 4 (5.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
1 8 (10.96%) Rally
2 7 (9.59%) HP
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle
4 4 (5.48%) SAP
4 4 (5.48%) VMware
5 1 (1.37%) ATG
5 1 (1.37%) IBM