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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 59 47
Rank change year-on-year +1 -12  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.77% 1.36% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.97% 3.38% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Median daily rate £374 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.58% -22.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £275 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £340 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

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 254 266 183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 38.90% 40.24% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 184 116
Median daily rate £440 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 2
Median hourly rate £42.00 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.72% +57.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 +6 2 £374 +15.00% 5
ISTQB
South West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 12 (85.71%) ISEB
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Functional Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Selenium
4 4 (28.57%) SAP
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) Apache
6 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
6 2 (14.29%) Spring
6 2 (14.29%) Maven
6 2 (14.29%) Subversion
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) Ant
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Robot Framework
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
7 1 (7.14%) Smoke Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (7.14%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (7.14%) hybris

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 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP ERP
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (7.14%) SAP PM
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 2 (14.29%) Ant
3 2 (14.29%) Maven
3 2 (14.29%) Robot Framework
3 2 (14.29%) Subversion
3 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) JBehave
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) JMeter
4 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Analyst
1 11 (78.57%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) SAP Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Developer in Test
3 2 (14.29%) Finance Systems Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) SAP Financial Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Financial Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
5 1 (7.14%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) hybris
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle