Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 48 43
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset - 0.45% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.78% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Dorset median daily rate - £290 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +65.71% -
South West median daily rate £360 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% -7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Dorset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £33.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - -1.47% -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Dorset
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 59 72 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 19.73% 16.07% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 49 34
Dorset median daily rate £293 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.88% +0.63% -6.47%
10th Percentile £133 £297 £169
90th Percentile £484 £515 £546
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 26
Dorset median hourly rate £41.15 £25.50 £42.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.37% -39.94% +6.15%
10th Percentile £37.25 £25.25 £31.91
90th Percentile £48.75 £25.75 £49.19
South West median hourly rate £38.50 £28.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year +37.50% -28.66% +12.14%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

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