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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 38 37 44
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 1.45% 1.54% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.81% 4.67% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Median daily rate £350 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £304
% change year-on-year +12.00% +2.88%  
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 Swindon.

Academic & Professional Certification
Swindon
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 64 107 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 18.50% 32.92% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 75 48
Median daily rate £418 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.17% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £346 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £476 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.28% +2.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 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 Swindon region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 13 (86.67%) ISEB
2 9 (60.00%) Finance
3 8 (53.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (40.00%) .NET
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (40.00%) IIS
4 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (40.00%) Banking
4 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (40.00%) WCF
4 6 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 6 (40.00%) PCI DSS
4 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (40.00%) AppFabric
4 6 (40.00%) Test Planning
4 6 (40.00%) Defect Management
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Threat Modelling
5 5 (33.33%) Sourcefire
5 5 (33.33%) Snort
5 5 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (33.33%) Firewall
5 5 (33.33%) Web Services
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (26.67%) ETL
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL

ISTQB
Top Related 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 6 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
1 5 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) Ant
2 2 (13.33%) Maven
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) JBehave
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) Robot Framework
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Test Leader
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Security Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Developer in Test
4 2 (13.33%) Test Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Telephony Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
1 6 (40.00%) AppFabric
1 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (40.00%) WCF
2 5 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (13.33%) Spring
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2
1 8 (53.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Threat Modelling
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) ETL
4 4 (26.67%) Garbage Collection
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) Information Security
6 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (20.00%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (20.00%) CISM
3 3 (20.00%) CREST Certified
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Sourcefire
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle