Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 72 78
Rank change year-on-year -18 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 20 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.16% 1.70% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 4.78% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 9
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -10.34% +39.42%
10th Percentile £363 £288 £202
90th Percentile £500 £510 £516
South West median daily rate £350 £360 £308
% change year-on-year -2.78% +17.07% -5.38%
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 633 439 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 36.82% 35.52% 38.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 250 355
Wiltshire median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £225
90th Percentile £625 £591 £584
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 8 15
Wiltshire median hourly rate £43.50 £33.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.85% -18.29% +9.33%
10th Percentile £32.53 £22.28 £23.45
90th Percentile £47.00 £42.25 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £38.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.87% +40.00% -29.94%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -11 5 £475 +46.72%
Corsham -10 2 £371 -
Chippenham - 2 £375 - 1
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 18 (90.00%) ISEB
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Retail
3 10 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 10 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
4 9 (45.00%) Finance
5 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (35.00%) SDET
6 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (30.00%) QA
8 5 (25.00%) Selenium
8 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
8 5 (25.00%) SpecFlow
8 5 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
8 5 (25.00%) Veracode
8 5 (25.00%) Gatling
8 5 (25.00%) Sauce Labs
8 5 (25.00%) JMeter
8 5 (25.00%) Java
8 5 (25.00%) Banking
8 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
9 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (15.00%) JBehave
9 3 (15.00%) SQL
9 3 (15.00%) C#
9 3 (15.00%) CRM
10 2 (10.00%) C
10 2 (10.00%) ITSM
10 2 (10.00%) System Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Sauce Labs
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Gatling
1 5 (25.00%) JMeter
1 5 (25.00%) Selenium
1 5 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (15.00%) JBehave
General
1 10 (50.00%) Retail
2 9 (45.00%) Finance
3 5 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Front Office
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Tester
4 4 (20.00%) Finance Systems Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) CRM Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Developer in Test
6 2 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Java Developer in Test
6 2 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) HR Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Supply Chain Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 10 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (35.00%) SDET
4 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (15.00%) CRM
6 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) ITSM
7 2 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
7 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.00%) System Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineering
8 1 (5.00%) Human Resource Management
8 1 (5.00%) Logistics
8 1 (5.00%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Veracode
2 1 (5.00%) Capita
2 1 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Workday