The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Swindon region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 39 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.70% - 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.92% - 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£200 - £190
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
61 132 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 14.32% 32.92% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 71 65
Average daily rate £396 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £290 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £14.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Swindon region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

ISTQB
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 7 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) System Testing
2 3 (42.86%) V-Model
2 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Windows

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) System Testing
1 3 (42.86%) V-Model
1 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
1 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center