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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 30 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.41% 1.92% -
As % of the Qualifications category 13.33% 6.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Median daily rate £350 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +133.54%

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
90 112 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 25.57% 30.68% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 82 72
Median daily rate £410 £373 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.06% -17.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 5
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +188.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 19 January 2017, 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 (86.67%) ISEB
2 11 (73.33%) Finance
3 8 (53.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
3 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (40.00%) .NET
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (40.00%) IIS
4 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (40.00%) WCF
4 6 (40.00%) Banking
4 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 6 (40.00%) PCI DSS
4 6 (40.00%) AppFabric
4 6 (40.00%) Test Planning
4 6 (40.00%) Defect Management
5 5 (33.33%) Threat Modelling
5 5 (33.33%) Firewall
5 5 (33.33%) Sourcefire
5 5 (33.33%) Snort
5 5 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Web Services
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) ETL
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (26.67%) Garbage Collection

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 6 (40.00%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) Apache
2 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
1 5 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Ant
1 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (20.00%) JBehave
1 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (20.00%) Maven
1 3 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Test Leader
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Security Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Business Finance Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Developer in Test
5 1 (6.67%) Finance Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Telephony Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
1 6 (40.00%) AppFabric
1 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (40.00%) WCF
2 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 3 (20.00%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) Spring
3 3 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2
1 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
1 8 (53.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 6 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 5 (33.33%) Threat Modelling
4 4 (26.67%) ETL
4 4 (26.67%) Garbage Collection
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Information Security
5 3 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) OO
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (20.00%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (20.00%) CISM
3 3 (20.00%) CREST Certified
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (20.00%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Sourcefire
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) HP