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 3 months to 23 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 / Somerset
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 - 45
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.48% - 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% - 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £303 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
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 Somerset.

Academic & Professional Certification
Somerset
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 84 38 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 40.00% 15.45% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 7 47
Median daily rate £405 £318 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.55% -12.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 14
Median hourly rate £50.00 £22.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.27% -60.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 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 3 months to 23 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
Taunton - 1 £303 -
ISTQB
South West

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

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Product Owner
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Product Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Product Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Product Owner
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum Product Owner
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Sitecore