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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 52 48 57
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.85% 1.44% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.51% 4.71% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
Median daily rate £300 £316 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% +32.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +69.81%
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
266 191 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 40.92% 30.51% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 127 92
Median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £495 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 8
Median hourly rate £31.25 £17.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.00 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -7 2 £438 +12.75%
Bradford-on-Avon - 2 £235 -
Salisbury - 2 £288 -
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 16 (80.00%) ISEB
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 9 (45.00%) QA
4 9 (45.00%) Selenium
4 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (40.00%) JIRA
5 8 (40.00%) Automated Testing
6 7 (35.00%) C#
6 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (30.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (20.00%) Finance
8 4 (20.00%) MS Office
8 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 4 (20.00%) BDD
9 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (15.00%) Degree
9 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
9 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 3 (15.00%) SQL
9 3 (15.00%) Java
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL
10 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
10 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 2 (10.00%) HTML
10 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
10 2 (10.00%) CSS

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 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 8 (40.00%) JIRA
3 7 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.00%) JBehave
5 2 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.00%) Ant
6 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.00%) Maven
6 1 (5.00%) Subversion
6 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
1 11 (55.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Tester
3 4 (20.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Developer in Test
6 1 (5.00%) Financial Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) QA Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Test Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Voice Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) CSS
1 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
1 2 (10.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) V-Model
8 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.00%) Kanban
8 1 (5.00%) Line Management
8 1 (5.00%) OO
8 1 (5.00%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (5.00%) Test Management
8 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) ISEB
2 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (30.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (15.00%) Degree
5 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) HND
7 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Avaya
2 1 (5.00%) BMC
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) EMC
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (5.00%) VMware