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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 39 46 38
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.80% 0.26% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.90% 1.49% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £275 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £11.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+68.08% -60.83%
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
77 67 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 20.42% 17.09% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 47 49
Average daily rate £390 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £638 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £23.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) CISM
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) .NET

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS