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 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 44 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.23% 0.71% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.83% 5.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -46.00%
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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
121 58 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 28.40% 13.74% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 52 67
Average daily rate £425 £398 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.78% -9.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £174 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £12.88
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 - £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 - £16.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) CISM
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 5 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 5 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Legal
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) AppFabric
3 2 (40.00%) PKI
3 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (40.00%) Sourcefire
3 2 (40.00%) Snort
4 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (20.00%) MS Project

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) AppFabric
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 5 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) CISM
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Sourcefire
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft