The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 29 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 11 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.34% 0.52% -
As % of the Qualifications category 11.70% 2.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £356 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
ISTQB
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Qualifications Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
94 99 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 28.57% 25.78% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 70 57
Median daily rate £400 £388 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -7.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £520 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 9
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +129.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Swindon region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 Swindon region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 13 (92.86%) ISEB
2 10 (71.43%) Finance
3 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 7 (50.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (35.71%) Banking
6 5 (35.71%) WCF
6 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
6 5 (35.71%) PCI DSS
6 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 5 (35.71%) ITIL
6 5 (35.71%) .NET
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 5 (35.71%) IIS
6 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
6 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (35.71%) AppFabric
6 5 (35.71%) Test Planning
6 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
7 4 (28.57%) Garbage Collection
7 4 (28.57%) Threat Modelling
7 4 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (28.57%) Firewall
7 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Sourcefire
7 4 (28.57%) Snort
7 4 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (21.43%) ETL
8 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon 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 5 (35.71%) IIS
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Project
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
1 4 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (21.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Ant
1 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 2 (14.29%) JBehave
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) Maven
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Performance Test Leader
1 4 (28.57%) Test Leader
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Security Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Finance Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
1 5 (35.71%) AppFabric
1 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
1 5 (35.71%) WCF
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) Spring
3 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 7 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
4 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 5 (35.71%) Test Planning
5 4 (28.57%) Garbage Collection
5 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Threat Modelling
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) ETL
7 2 (14.29%) Information Security
7 2 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (14.29%) V-Model
8 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
8 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) ISEB
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (14.29%) CHECK Team Member
3 2 (14.29%) CISM
3 2 (14.29%) CREST Certified
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (14.29%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Snort
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Sourcefire
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) VMware