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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Somerset
Rank 34 37 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 -  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.96% 0.38% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.51% 1.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £225 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £308
% change year-on-year +12.00% +1.62%  
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 Somerset.

Academic & Professional Certification
Somerset
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 57 51 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 27.40% 19.39% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 74
Median daily rate £266 £445 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.33% +7.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £317 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £1,846 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £57.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.82% +49.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £42.30 £34.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

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 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
Bath - 2 £225 -
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Somerset

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

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

ISTQB
Top Related 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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Sitecore