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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 52 53 55
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 9 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.41% 1.38% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.00% 3.42% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
Median daily rate £350 £300 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +3.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £237 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £470 £304
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
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 Wiltshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 225 263 235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 35.16% 40.40% 33.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 180 152
Median daily rate £400 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £519 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 3
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +105.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon -2 5 £350 -6.66%
ISTQB
South West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 19 (90.48%) ISEB
2 11 (52.38%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (38.10%) PRINCE2
3 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Test Planning
4 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 6 (28.57%) WCF
4 6 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS
4 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (28.57%) AppFabric
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 6 (28.57%) .NET
4 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 6 (28.57%) IIS
4 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) Banking
5 5 (23.81%) Sourcefire
5 5 (23.81%) Snort
5 5 (23.81%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (23.81%) Firewall
5 5 (23.81%) Web Services
5 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Threat Modelling
6 4 (19.05%) Network Security
6 4 (19.05%) Garbage Collection

ISTQB
Top Related 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 6 (28.57%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) Apache
2 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Firewall
1 5 (23.81%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (19.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.52%) Ant
2 2 (9.52%) Maven
2 2 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) JBehave
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) Robot Framework
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Aerospace
3 2 (9.52%) Automotive
3 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
1 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Test Leader
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Test Leader
4 3 (14.29%) Security Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Developer in Test
5 2 (9.52%) Finance Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Financial Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Financial Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
1 6 (28.57%) AppFabric
1 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 6 (28.57%) WCF
2 5 (23.81%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) Spring
4 1 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
4 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) PRINCE2
1 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
1 8 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
1 8 (38.10%) Test Planning
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
2 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Threat Modelling
4 4 (19.05%) ETL
4 4 (19.05%) Garbage Collection
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 3 (14.29%) Information Security
5 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (90.48%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (14.29%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (14.29%) CISM
3 3 (14.29%) CREST Certified
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 3 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (4.76%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Sourcefire
3 2 (9.52%) IBM
3 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle