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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 30 20
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.76% 1.18% 2.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 5.26% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Median daily rate £413 £275 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +46.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

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 29 57 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 21.97% 22.44% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 35 18
Median daily rate £450 £280 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -20.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £135 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.13% -27.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £11.42 £36.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.45 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Poole +6 1 £413 +103.70%
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Dorset region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Project Governance

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Contracts Manager
1 1 (100.00%) CRM Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Project Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft