Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 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)
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 60 60
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.72% 0.88% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.20% 4.05% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Swindon median daily rate £324 £363 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.69% +55.91% +16.25%
10th Percentile £309 £313 £174
90th Percentile £338 £400 £353
Wiltshire median daily rate £325 £363 £260
% change year-on-year -10.34% +39.42% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate - - -
Wiltshire 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 Swindon with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Swindon
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 119 148 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 17.02% 21.80% 28.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 106 174
Swindon median daily rate £400 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +1.88% -1.54%
10th Percentile £313 £243 £275
90th Percentile £500 £538 £550
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Swindon median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.91% -11.33% +59.00%
10th Percentile £16.98 £20.75 £13.64
90th Percentile £36.63 £22.25 £42.20
Wiltshire median hourly rate £32.00 £41.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -21.95% +7.19% +125.00%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Swindon

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Swindon

For the 6 months to 19 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 Swindon region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) ETL
3 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (60.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (60.00%) Power BI
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Subversion
5 1 (20.00%) Spring
5 1 (20.00%) Maven
5 1 (20.00%) Legal
5 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon Redshift
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (60.00%) Power BI
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Ant
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) JBehave
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Maven
3 1 (20.00%) Robot Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) ETL Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (20.00%) ETL Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (60.00%) ETL
3 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) SDET
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) TMap
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle