The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 54 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.03% 0.70% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.48% 2.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£312 £256 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+120.96% -65.41%
ISTQB
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Qualifications Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
201 187 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 29.69% 26.08% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 106 88
Average daily rate £400 £350 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £168 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 £31.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +138.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £13.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £45.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

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 4 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon +9 3 £352 +27.90%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) QA
2 4 (44.44%) User Experience
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (33.33%) CISM
3 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 3 (33.33%) CMS
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 3 (33.33%) PCI DSS
4 2 (22.22%) PKI
4 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) CISSP
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) SAP
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Back Office
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) CMS
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) User Experience
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
1 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 3 (33.33%) Information Security
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) CISM
3 2 (22.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
2 3 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP