Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 September 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 79 66
Rank change year-on-year +7 -13 +6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 28 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.92% 1.38% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.35% 3.59% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 15
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +26.15% +23.81%
10th Percentile £257 £268 £229
90th Percentile £501 £510 £478
South West median daily rate £350 £353 £325
% change year-on-year -0.71% +8.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - £33.50
South West median hourly rate £38.00 - £33.50

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 523 501 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 35.82% 38.45% 36.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 290 305
Wiltshire median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £350 £300 £230
90th Percentile £588 £613 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 14
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +9.49% +95.74%
10th Percentile £31.70 £31.10 £20.98
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.70 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £40.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +4.56% +18.52% -15.63%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Wiltshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Wiltshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Wiltshire

ISTQB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB in Wiltshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
Swindon -9 5 £450 +38.46% 2
Corsham +5 2 £371 -
Salisbury -17 2 £425 -
Chippenham - 2 £375 -
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 22 (78.57%) ISEB
2 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 13 (46.43%) Retail
5 12 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
6 10 (35.71%) Finance
7 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 7 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
9 6 (21.43%) SDET
9 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
9 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
10 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (17.86%) QA
10 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
10 5 (17.86%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
11 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
11 4 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
11 4 (14.29%) Veracode
11 4 (14.29%) Gatling
11 4 (14.29%) Sauce Labs
11 4 (14.29%) JMeter
11 4 (14.29%) Java
11 4 (14.29%) Selenium
11 4 (14.29%) Banking
12 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
12 3 (10.71%) SQL
12 3 (10.71%) C#

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Gatling
1 4 (14.29%) JMeter
1 4 (14.29%) Selenium
1 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
1 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.71%) JBehave
General
1 13 (46.43%) Retail
2 10 (35.71%) Finance
3 4 (14.29%) Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Military
5 1 (3.57%) Back Office
5 1 (3.57%) Front Office
5 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Analyst
1 16 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Finance Systems Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Tester
5 2 (7.14%) CRM Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Developer in Test
5 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Java Developer in Test
5 2 (7.14%) Logistics Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 12 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
4 7 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 6 (21.43%) SDET
5 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
6 5 (17.86%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
9 2 (7.14%) OpenUP
9 2 (7.14%) Release Management
9 2 (7.14%) Requirements Management
9 2 (7.14%) System Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Validation
9 2 (7.14%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) C#
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (78.57%) ISEB
2 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Veracode
2 1 (3.57%) Capita
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco
2 1 (3.57%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) MuleSoft
2 1 (3.57%) Palo Alto
2 1 (3.57%) VMware
2 1 (3.57%) Workday