Period
to 22 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 100 65 73
Rank change year-on-year -35 +8 +3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 20 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.02% 1.15% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.61% 3.83% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 7
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.81% -8.57% +10.24%
10th Percentile £288 £206 £305
90th Percentile £475 £441 £380
South West median daily rate £371 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +14.23% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - £35.00
South West median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 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 765 313 546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 38.93% 29.92% 40.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 193 384
Wiltshire median daily rate £475 £473 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +15.24% +13.10%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £230
90th Percentile £625 £666 £588
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 5 26
Wiltshire median hourly rate £47.00 £27.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.91% -28.57% +10.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £25.20 £30.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.60 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +23.08% -15.58% -7.23%

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Wiltshire

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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

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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 February 2019. 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 -17 6 £450 +40.63% 1
Salisbury - 4 £425 -
Corsham - 2 £371 -
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (85.00%) ISEB
3 13 (65.00%) Functional Testing
4 8 (40.00%) Retail
5 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
5 7 (35.00%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Manual Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Finance
6 6 (30.00%) Scrum
7 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Process Improvement
8 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) V-Model
8 4 (20.00%) SDET
8 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
8 4 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (20.00%) QA
8 4 (20.00%) Selenium
8 4 (20.00%) Quality Management
8 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 4 (20.00%) Java
9 3 (15.00%) RAD
9 3 (15.00%) SQL

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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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) Gatling
2 3 (15.00%) JMeter
2 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) JBehave
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) JUnit
General
1 8 (40.00%) Retail
2 6 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
1 12 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Workday Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Finance Systems Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) Spring
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) EPoS
1 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) CentOS
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Functional Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Defect Tracking
3 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Scrum
5 5 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Process Improvement
6 4 (20.00%) Quality Management
6 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (20.00%) SDET
6 4 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) V-Model
7 3 (15.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) ISEB
2 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) CEH
5 2 (10.00%) MCSA
5 2 (10.00%) MCSE
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Veracode
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Workday