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 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)
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 41 37
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.60% 0.86% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.44% 4.29% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £374 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -16.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £365 £390
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 Swindon.

Academic & Professional Certification
Swindon
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 45 70 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 13.47% 20.17% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 55 59
Median daily rate £395 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.96% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +57.14%  
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 Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 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 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 Swindon region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Robot Framework
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Apache
4 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (28.57%) Ant
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Spring
4 2 (28.57%) Maven
4 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) SAP ERP
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Git (software)

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 2 (28.57%) Apache
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP ERP
1 1 (14.29%) SAP PM
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Ant
3 2 (28.57%) Maven
3 2 (28.57%) Robot Framework
3 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) JBehave
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer in Test
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SAP PM Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Telephony Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SDET
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) TMap
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) SAP