The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Gosport region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 4 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 45 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 39.82% 50.00% 16.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.91% 66.67% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£475 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £281 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +25.00%
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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 Gosport region.

Qualifications Category
Gosport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
110 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 97.35% 75.00% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 8
Average daily rate £475 - £420
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 - £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 - £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Gosport

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Gosport

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Gosport

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Gosport

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Gosport

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Gosport region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Gosport

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gosport

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gosport 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.

1 130 (94.20%) HP
2 115 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 103 (74.64%) SC Cleared
4 102 (73.91%) Oracle
5 96 (69.57%) ASP.NET
5 96 (69.57%) JSP
5 96 (69.57%) HTML
5 96 (69.57%) JavaScript
5 96 (69.57%) .NET
6 92 (66.67%) Microsoft
7 82 (59.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 65 (47.10%) Knowledge Management
9 64 (46.38%) VB
10 59 (42.75%) C#
11 53 (38.41%) UNIX
12 51 (36.96%) Project Management
13 50 (36.23%) CRM
14 49 (35.51%) Oracle EBS
15 47 (34.06%) QuickTest Pro
16 46 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 43 (31.16%) Oracle Reports
18 41 (29.71%) SAN
19 38 (27.54%) Test Automation
19 38 (27.54%) Test Scripting
20 35 (25.36%) MS Excel
20 35 (25.36%) HP Quality Center
20 35 (25.36%) DV Cleared
21 33 (23.91%) TCP/IP
22 32 (23.19%) Functional Testing
23 29 (21.01%) Cisco Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gosport by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gosport 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 35 (25.36%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 49 (35.51%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (9.42%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 41 (29.71%) SAN
2 33 (23.91%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.97%) HTTPS
4 6 (4.35%) SSL
4 6 (4.35%) Wireshark
5 5 (3.62%) HTTP
5 5 (3.62%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (31.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (34.06%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (10.87%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (26.09%) Analyst
2 35 (25.36%) Test Analyst
3 28 (20.29%) Test Leader
4 27 (19.57%) Test Manager
4 27 (19.57%) Tester
5 12 (8.70%) Test Specialist
5 12 (8.70%) QA Tester
6 9 (6.52%) Performance Manager
7 7 (5.07%) Test Engineer
7 7 (5.07%) Performance Test Manager
8 6 (4.35%) Automation Tester
8 6 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
8 6 (4.35%) Performance Tester
8 6 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (3.62%) Security Specialist
9 5 (3.62%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.90%) Integration Analyst
10 4 (2.90%) Performance Test Analyst
10 4 (2.90%) Performance Analyst
10 4 (2.90%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (69.57%) HTML
1 96 (69.57%) .NET
1 96 (69.57%) ASP.NET
1 96 (69.57%) JSP
2 11 (7.97%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (38.41%) UNIX
2 18 (13.04%) Linux
3 11 (7.97%) Windows 2000
3 11 (7.97%) Windows XP
3 11 (7.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (7.97%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (47.10%) Knowledge Management
2 51 (36.96%) Project Management
3 50 (36.23%) CRM
4 38 (27.54%) Test Scripting
4 38 (27.54%) Test Automation
5 32 (23.19%) Functional Testing
6 23 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 17 (12.32%) Test Strategy
8 14 (10.14%) Security Testing
9 10 (7.25%) Quality Management
10 9 (6.52%) Performance Testing
11 8 (5.80%) Document Management
12 6 (4.35%) Workflow
12 6 (4.35%) Validation
13 5 (3.62%) Load Testing
14 3 (2.17%) Test Management
14 3 (2.17%) Coaching
15 1 (0.72%) Data Migration
15 1 (0.72%) Migration
15 1 (0.72%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 96 (69.57%) JavaScript
2 64 (46.38%) VB
3 59 (42.75%) C#
4 16 (11.59%) Java
4 16 (11.59%) SQL
5 15 (10.87%) VBA
5 15 (10.87%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 115 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 103 (74.64%) SC Cleared
3 82 (59.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 46 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 35 (25.36%) DV Cleared
6 29 (21.01%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (14.49%) MCITP
8 17 (12.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (10.87%) CCNA
10 10 (7.25%) ISEB
11 8 (5.80%) MOS
12 6 (4.35%) MCSE
13 5 (3.62%) CCNP
14 2 (1.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (18.12%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.35%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 35 (25.36%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.35%) Nessus
3 5 (3.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 130 (94.20%) HP
2 102 (73.91%) Oracle
3 92 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 28 (20.29%) Citrix
5 15 (10.87%) Cisco
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