Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 186 146
Rank change year-on-year -1 -40 +36
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 8 13 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.15% 0.24% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.78% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 57
South West median daily rate £410 £300 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.67% -13.54% +8.86%
10th Percentile £302 £269 £257
90th Percentile £425 £544 £435
England median daily rate £330 £300 £345
% change year-on-year +10.00% -13.04% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
South West median hourly rate - £33.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.19% -
England median hourly rate - £33.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - -1.47% +38.78%

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 1,396 1,667 1,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.73% 31.19% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 1,053 1,249
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £220 £219 £262
90th Percentile £600 £563 £530
England median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 139 133
South West median hourly rate £32.75 £36.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.27% -6.41% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.45 £14.08 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.68 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.25 £26.25
% change year-on-year -10.48% - +38.16%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Bristol -9 5 £343 +22.32%
Wiltshire +6 2 £410 -
Somerset - 1 £410 - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 South West region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Selenium
4 3 (37.50%) Kanban
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) User Experience
4 3 (37.50%) Service Management
4 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Military
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (25.00%) TestRail
5 2 (25.00%) Supply Chain Model
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting

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:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Power BI
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) TestRail
3 1 (12.50%) MSTest
3 1 (12.50%) NUnit
3 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Military
1 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Change Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) User Experience
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Kanban
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) Supply Chain Model
3 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft