The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Bournemouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 16 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 4.21% 1.09% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.77% 11.11% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£188 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.15% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £13.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+69.81% -50.90%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bournemouth region.

Qualifications Category
Bournemouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
13 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 13.68% 9.78% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 16
Average daily rate £353 £420 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +103.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £182 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Bournemouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Bournemouth region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

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Top 21 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
1 5 (71.43%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
2 4 (57.14%) Business Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Fund Accounting
2 4 (57.14%) Validation
2 4 (57.14%) MS Access
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (42.86%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Finance

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) MS Access
General
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
2 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Business Systems Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Business Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Validation
1 4 (57.14%) Business Analysis
1 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Fund Accounting
1 4 (57.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP