The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Dorset
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 26 33
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset - 0.42% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.13% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £210 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -58.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +22.85% +77.21%  

ISTQB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset.

Academic & Professional Certification
Dorset
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 11 47 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 11.83% 19.67% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 27
Median daily rate £353 £295 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.49% -21.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 4
Median hourly rate £17.39 £42.25 £21.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.85% +100.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Dorset

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB in Dorset.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Dorset