Period
to 19 October 2017

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 19 October 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)
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 72 76
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 +9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 20 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.59% 1.44% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 3.81% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 8
Wiltshire median daily rate £410 £313 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.20% +20.19% +30.00%
10th Percentile £268 £223 £189
90th Percentile £510 £487 £390
South West median daily rate £360 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.54% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Wiltshire median hourly rate - £33.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.47% -
South West median hourly rate - £33.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - -1.47% -

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 468 473 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 37.11% 37.75% 32.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 324 300
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £385 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -1.28% +0.65%
10th Percentile £313 £233 £239
90th Percentile £594 £560 £550
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 13
Wiltshire median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +135.71% -38.05%
10th Percentile £26.25 £21.43 £13.20
90th Percentile £45.70 £47.50 £42.75
South West median hourly rate £38.50 £32.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +18.46% -19.75% +12.50%

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 19 October 2017.

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 19 October 2017. 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 +4 4 £325 -10.34%
Corsham -3 4 - -
Salisbury -3 1 - -
ISTQB
South West

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

1 14 (70.00%) ISEB
2 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) SQL
7 4 (20.00%) Oracle
7 4 (20.00%) SAP
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (15.00%) ITIL
8 3 (15.00%) Unix
8 3 (15.00%) Military
8 3 (15.00%) Validation
8 3 (15.00%) Selenium
9 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.00%) QA
9 2 (10.00%) Service Management
9 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (10.00%) System Testing
9 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
9 2 (10.00%) Coaching
9 2 (10.00%) Defect Tracking

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP ERP
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (5.00%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (5.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) Ant
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) JBehave
3 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) JUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
3 1 (5.00%) Robot Framework
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Military
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
1 13 (65.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Finance Systems Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Developer in Test
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) SAP PM Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Test Data Analyst
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%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) Validation
6 2 (10.00%) BDD
6 2 (10.00%) Coaching
6 2 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Service Management
6 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) System Testing
6 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) QA Automation
7 1 (5.00%) SDET
7 1 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) ISEB
2 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CEH
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) MCSA
5 1 (5.00%) MCSE
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle
1 4 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) hybris