Period
to 25 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 April 2018 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England > South West
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 174 180
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 +15
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 19 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.54% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% 1.64% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 29 24
South West median daily rate £350 £380 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +10.95% -7.12%
10th Percentile £256 £300 £288
90th Percentile £425 £540 £382
England median daily rate £350 £343 £343
% change year-on-year +2.19% - -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South West median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate - £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +91.49%

ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 the South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,408 1,703 1,965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.32% 32.65% 33.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 1,125 1,215
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% -4.38%
10th Percentile £220 £225 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 140 148
South West median hourly rate £29.25 £39.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.95% -3.66% +7.89%
10th Percentile £16.74 £16.04 £12.85
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.67% +9.09% +37.50%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South West

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South West

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South West over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South West

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the South West

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the South West region over the 6 months to 25 April 2018. 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
Wiltshire +16 8 £363 +3.57%
Gloucestershire - 4 £269 -
Cornwall - 2 £350 -
Bristol -4 1 £240 -45.14% 4
Dorset - 1 £350 - 1
Somerset - 1 - - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 16 (84.21%) ISTQB
2 12 (63.16%) Software Testing
2 12 (63.16%) ISEB
3 10 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Retail
4 7 (36.84%) Logistics
4 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 6 (31.58%) XML
5 6 (31.58%) MuleSoft
6 5 (26.32%) Defect Management
6 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
6 5 (26.32%) QA
7 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
7 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
7 4 (21.05%) Migration
7 4 (21.05%) ITIL
7 4 (21.05%) Windows
7 4 (21.05%) HP
7 4 (21.05%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (21.05%) API Testing
7 4 (21.05%) HP ALM
8 3 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (5.26%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Accumulo
1 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) JMeter
2 1 (5.26%) TestComplete
2 1 (5.26%) WATIR
2 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (36.84%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Test Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Logistics Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Integration Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Change Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Security Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Software Testing
2 10 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Logistics
3 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Defect Management
4 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
5 4 (21.05%) API Testing
5 4 (21.05%) ITIL
5 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 4 (21.05%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 2 (10.53%) TDD
7 2 (10.53%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) Python
1 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) ISTQB
2 12 (63.16%) ISEB
3 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (21.05%) HP ALM
3 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) MuleSoft
2 4 (21.05%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) CA Agile Central