Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 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 > Somerset
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 - 59
Rank change year-on-year - +59 -7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 0 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.40% - 3.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.56% - 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 15
Somerset median daily rate £450 - £350
10th Percentile £403 - £311
90th Percentile £502 - £390
South West median daily rate £360 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% -7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset 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 Somerset with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Somerset
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 128 85 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 25.55% 18.44% 26.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 44 119
Somerset median daily rate £368 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.41% -1.33%
10th Percentile £160 £224 £300
90th Percentile £526 £496 £450
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 30
Somerset median hourly rate £47.50 £36.50 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% -14.62% +22.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £17.00 £37.43
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.00 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year +38.18% -31.68% +15.00%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Somerset

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Somerset

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 24 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
Bath - 2 £450 - 1
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Somerset region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
1 2 (100.00%) Military
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Supply Chain Model
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
General
1 2 (100.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Change Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Supply Chain Model
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification