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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / South West
Rank 94 94 120
Rank change year-on-year
0 +26
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 42 51 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.55% 1.70% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.72% 4.92% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 11
Median daily rate £378 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £276 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
889 1036 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.90% 34.60% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 661 598
Median daily rate £410 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 66 46
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.93% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £57.00 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Wiltshire +6 16 £350 +7.69% 1
Gloucestershire -9 10 £475 +4.39% 2
Devon -3 9 £375 +7.14% 1
Bristol +5 4 £500 +33.33% 6
Somerset +1 2 - - 3
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 61 (85.92%) ISEB
2 36 (50.70%) Software Testing
3 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (35.21%) Java
5 24 (33.80%) Security Cleared
6 22 (30.99%) Finance
7 21 (29.58%) Test Scripting
8 16 (22.54%) Selenium
8 16 (22.54%) Ruby
9 15 (21.13%) Automated Testing
9 15 (21.13%) Python
9 15 (21.13%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (21.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 15 (21.13%) Test Planning
10 14 (19.72%) DV Cleared
11 13 (18.31%) Cucumber
11 13 (18.31%) Unix
11 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
12 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
12 12 (16.90%) Functional Testing
12 12 (16.90%) Test Management
12 12 (16.90%) Manual Testing
12 12 (16.90%) QA
13 11 (15.49%) WebDriver
13 11 (15.49%) SDLC
13 11 (15.49%) Defect Management
13 11 (15.49%) SQL
13 11 (15.49%) .NET
13 11 (15.49%) Banking
13 11 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management

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 6 (8.45%) IIS
2 4 (5.63%) Apache
2 4 (5.63%) SAS
2 4 (5.63%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) Firewall
1 5 (7.04%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (5.63%) Network Security
3 3 (4.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.63%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (4.23%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Selenium
2 13 (18.31%) Cucumber
3 11 (15.49%) JIRA
3 11 (15.49%) WebDriver
4 10 (14.08%) Ant
4 10 (14.08%) Maven
5 9 (12.68%) LoadRunner
6 7 (9.86%) Subversion
7 6 (8.45%) Selenium IDE
8 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
8 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (4.23%) JBehave
9 3 (4.23%) Rational Functional Tester
9 3 (4.23%) Vagrant
9 3 (4.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (4.23%) Zephyr
10 2 (2.82%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (2.82%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.41%) Calabash
11 1 (1.41%) TestComplete
General
1 22 (30.99%) Finance
2 11 (15.49%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.63%) Retail
4 3 (4.23%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.82%) Automotive
5 2 (2.82%) Electronics
5 2 (2.82%) Marketing
5 2 (2.82%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.41%) Games
6 1 (1.41%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (38.03%) Analyst
2 26 (36.62%) Test Analyst
3 13 (18.31%) Test Engineer
4 10 (14.08%) Tester
5 9 (12.68%) Test Leader
6 8 (11.27%) Software Test Engineer
6 8 (11.27%) Test Manager
7 7 (9.86%) Lead Test Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) Software Tester
9 4 (5.63%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Performance Test Leader
9 4 (5.63%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) Automation Tester
10 3 (4.23%) Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Security Tester
10 3 (4.23%) Software Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) Test Specialist
11 2 (2.82%) Java Developer
11 2 (2.82%) Junior
11 2 (2.82%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.49%) .NET
2 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET
2 9 (12.68%) XML
3 8 (11.27%) Web Services
4 6 (8.45%) AppFabric
4 6 (8.45%) WCF
5 4 (5.63%) Spring
6 3 (4.23%) CSS
6 3 (4.23%) Gherkin
6 3 (4.23%) Hibernate
6 3 (4.23%) HTML
6 3 (4.23%) REST
6 3 (4.23%) SOAP
7 1 (1.41%) Middleware
7 1 (1.41%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.23%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (4.23%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.31%) Unix
2 5 (7.04%) Linux
3 2 (2.82%) Windows
4 1 (1.41%) Android
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.70%) Software Testing
2 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (29.58%) Test Scripting
4 15 (21.13%) Automated Testing
4 15 (21.13%) Test Planning
5 12 (16.90%) Functional Testing
5 12 (16.90%) Manual Testing
5 12 (16.90%) Test Management
6 11 (15.49%) Defect Management
6 11 (15.49%) SDLC
6 11 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (14.08%) BDD
8 9 (12.68%) Data Protection
8 9 (12.68%) PRINCE2
8 9 (12.68%) Scrum
9 8 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (9.86%) Mentoring
10 7 (9.86%) User Stories
11 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (8.45%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.21%) Java
2 16 (22.54%) Ruby
3 15 (21.13%) Python
4 11 (15.49%) SQL
5 10 (14.08%) Bash Shell
6 7 (9.86%) PL/SQL
7 5 (7.04%) C
8 4 (5.63%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.23%) C++
9 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.23%) Perl
9 3 (4.23%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 61 (85.92%) ISEB
2 24 (33.80%) Security Cleared
3 15 (21.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (19.72%) DV Cleared
5 10 (14.08%) Degree
6 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
7 6 (8.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (4.23%) CHECK Team Member
9 3 (4.23%) CISM
9 3 (4.23%) CREST Certified
10 2 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.90%) QA
2 7 (9.86%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.63%) ISO 9000
4 3 (4.23%) SDET
5 2 (2.82%) Basel II
5 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.04%) Snort
3 3 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.41%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.41%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.08%) HP
3 8 (11.27%) Oracle
4 6 (8.45%) Atlassian
4 6 (8.45%) Cloudera
5 5 (7.04%) Sourcefire
6 4 (5.63%) Teradata
7 2 (2.82%) IBM
7 2 (2.82%) SAP
8 1 (1.41%) Cisco
Plymouth, Devon
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Rate: £23,437 per annum
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