The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Wiltshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 55 54 54
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.74% 0.52% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.38% 1.43% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£200 - £190
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
148 210 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 21.86% 36.46% 37.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 111 119
Average daily rate £325 £406 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +30.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Wiltshire region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Wiltshire region.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon - 3 £200 - 1
Chippenham - - - - 1
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 10 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) V-Model
3 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) System Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Open Source
6 1 (10.00%) OpenUP
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (10.00%) .NET
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) SAP
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) Windows
6 1 (10.00%) RAD
6 1 (10.00%) DSDM
6 1 (10.00%) Siebel
6 1 (10.00%) ERP
6 1 (10.00%) SLA
6 1 (10.00%) HP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
1 8 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (50.00%) V-Model
2 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) System Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) OpenUP
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) RAD
5 1 (10.00%) DSDM
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) Siebel
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards