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 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 35 36 53
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 3.64% 3.55% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.64% 6.08% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 3
Median daily rate £500 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £309 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £456 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.17% +80.00%  

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 Gloucestershire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 157 263 227
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 47.58% 58.31% 48.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 102 125
Median daily rate £405 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.11% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £315 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 9
Median hourly rate £27.50 £44.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +1.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £20.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £46.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 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
Gloucester +6 8 £525 +16.66% 1
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 21 (100.00%) ISEB
2 10 (47.62%) Java
3 9 (42.86%) Banking
3 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 8 (38.10%) Test Management
4 8 (38.10%) Ruby
4 8 (38.10%) Unix
5 7 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (33.33%) Python
5 7 (33.33%) Finance
5 7 (33.33%) Scrum
5 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 6 (28.57%) Test Planning
6 6 (28.57%) Retail
6 6 (28.57%) SQL
7 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
7 5 (23.81%) HP
7 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Retail Banking
7 5 (23.81%) JIRA
7 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
7 5 (23.81%) SDLC
7 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
7 5 (23.81%) BDD
8 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Selenium
8 4 (19.05%) C

ISTQB
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) JIRA
1 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
2 4 (19.05%) Selenium
3 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 3 (14.29%) Rational Functional Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (14.29%) Zephyr
4 2 (9.52%) Ant
4 2 (9.52%) Maven
4 2 (9.52%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (9.52%) Subversion
4 2 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (42.86%) Banking
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 6 (28.57%) Retail
4 5 (23.81%) Retail Banking
5 3 (14.29%) Spanish Language
6 1 (4.76%) Electronics
6 1 (4.76%) General Ledger
6 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (4.76%) Marketing
6 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
1 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 6 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Test Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Test Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 3 (14.29%) Test Programme Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Fraud Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Java Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Programme Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.76%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 3 (14.29%) REST
1 3 (14.29%) SOAP
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
1 3 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Unix
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 8 (38.10%) Test Management
3 7 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (33.33%) Scrum
3 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Test Planning
5 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (23.81%) BDD
5 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
5 5 (23.81%) SDLC
5 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Data Transformation
7 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 3 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
7 3 (14.29%) Kanban
7 3 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Quality Management
8 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Java
2 8 (38.10%) Ruby
3 7 (33.33%) Python
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
6 4 (19.05%) C
7 3 (14.29%) C++
7 3 (14.29%) Perl
7 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
7 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
8 2 (9.52%) Scala
8 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) ISO 9000
2 2 (9.52%) Basel II
2 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) HP
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Teradata
3 2 (9.52%) Atlassian
3 2 (9.52%) Cloudera
4 1 (4.76%) SAP