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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 40 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.06% 0.47% -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.11% 1.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £318 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
131 106 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 33.76% 25.12% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 72 55
Average daily rate £363 £420 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.69% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £205 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.64 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.48% -53.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.73 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £11.55 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) ISEB
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (18.18%) OO
6 2 (18.18%) Apache
6 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) Ant
6 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
6 2 (18.18%) CSS
6 2 (18.18%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) Avaya
6 2 (18.18%) Validation
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Games
6 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
6 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 2 (18.18%) Subversion
6 2 (18.18%) Spring

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) Value-Added Service
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Ant
2 2 (18.18%) JBehave
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) Maven
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Games
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer in Test
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Voice Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Genesys Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
1 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) IVR
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (9.09%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) BDD
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Data Validation
5 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 2 (18.18%) V-Model
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Avaya
2 1 (9.09%) BMC
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) EMC
2 1 (9.09%) Genesys
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
2 1 (9.09%) Verint
2 1 (9.09%) VMware