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 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 47 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 14 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.03% 2.03% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.70% 5.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 0
Median daily rate £350 £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £316 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +184.04%

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
298 259 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 43.25% 37.59% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 184 131
Median daily rate £410 £363 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.10% -13.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 7
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.93% +131.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +100.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wiltshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon +10 12 £350 +7.69% 2
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 20 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 17 (80.95%) ISEB
2 11 (52.38%) Finance
3 10 (47.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
4 8 (38.10%) PRINCE2
4 8 (38.10%) Test Planning
5 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (28.57%) AppFabric
5 6 (28.57%) WCF
5 6 (28.57%) Data Protection
5 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS
5 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 6 (28.57%) .NET
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 6 (28.57%) IIS
5 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 6 (28.57%) Banking
6 5 (23.81%) Sourcefire
6 5 (23.81%) Snort
6 5 (23.81%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (23.81%) Firewall
6 5 (23.81%) Threat Modelling
7 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (19.05%) Garbage Collection
7 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
7 4 (19.05%) Network Security
7 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 (28.57%) IIS
2 3 (14.29%) Apache
2 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Firewall
1 5 (23.81%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (19.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
1 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 3 (14.29%) Ant
2 3 (14.29%) JBehave
2 3 (14.29%) Maven
2 3 (14.29%) Subversion
3 2 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (9.52%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) Hudson
4 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Aerospace
3 2 (9.52%) Automotive
3 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 5 (23.81%) Test Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Test Leader
4 3 (14.29%) Security Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Business Finance Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Developer in Test
6 1 (4.76%) Finance Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Telephony Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
1 6 (28.57%) AppFabric
1 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 6 (28.57%) WCF
2 4 (19.05%) Web Services
3 3 (14.29%) CSS
3 3 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 3 (14.29%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) Spring
3 3 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
1 10 (47.62%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (38.10%) PRINCE2
2 8 (38.10%) Test Planning
3 6 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 5 (23.81%) Threat Modelling
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) ETL
5 4 (19.05%) Garbage Collection
5 4 (19.05%) ITIL
5 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Information Security
6 3 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (9.52%) BDD
7 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.76%) Security Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C
3 1 (4.76%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (14.29%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (14.29%) CISM
3 3 (14.29%) CREST Certified
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 3 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (14.29%) SDET
3 1 (4.76%) ISO 9000
3 1 (4.76%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Sourcefire
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) HP