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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 36 45 40
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.19% 1.06% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.25% 3.23% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £363 £233 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.91% +16.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.20% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
64 155 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 19.10% 32.77% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 106 62
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.89% -41.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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 25 September 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 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) V-Model
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Ant
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (33.33%) Apache
4 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (33.33%) Subversion
4 2 (33.33%) Spring
4 2 (33.33%) Maven
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) JBehave
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (33.33%) SDET
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science

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 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Ant
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) JBehave
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Finance Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Finance Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) Spring
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) V-Model
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) E-business
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SDET
2 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware