Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 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 > Gloucestershire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 57 76
Rank change year-on-year +7 +19 -16
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 10 24 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.52% 2.59% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.41% 5.21% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 4
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £297 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.26% -25.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £356
90th Percentile £516 £475 £474
South West median daily rate £360 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% -7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £33.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year - -15.19% -

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 227 461 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 34.50% 49.84% 52.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 245 275
Gloucestershire median daily rate £430 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% - +1.85%
10th Percentile £176 £235 £234
90th Percentile £663 £563 £539
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 29
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.73% - -32.10%
10th Percentile £16.75 £14.65 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.75 £44.40 £44.50
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +38.18% -32.10% +15.71%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Gloucestershire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Gloucestershire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Gloucestershire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -3 4 £325 +12.07%
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 10 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (70.00%) Banking
2 7 (70.00%) Retail Banking
3 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) Migration
6 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 1 (10.00%) PMO
8 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (10.00%) Project Management
8 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (10.00%) Spanish Language

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

General
1 7 (70.00%) Banking
1 7 (70.00%) Retail Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Banking Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Leader
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum Master
4 2 (20.00%) Fraud Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (10.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (10.00%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PMO