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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 16 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 42 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 3.45% 38.18% 42.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.08% 38.89% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 2
Average daily rate - £410 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
ISTQB
Hampshire

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
49 108 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 84.48% 98.18% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 6
Average daily rate £480 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £375 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £500 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gosport

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 19 (100.00%) HP
1 19 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (94.74%) SC Cleared
2 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
3 15 (78.95%) HTML
3 15 (78.95%) JavaScript
3 15 (78.95%) .NET
3 15 (78.95%) ASP.NET
4 12 (63.16%) Oracle
5 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
5 11 (57.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (57.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (52.63%) DV Cleared
6 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
7 9 (47.37%) Knowledge Management
8 8 (42.11%) Citrix
8 8 (42.11%) SAN
8 8 (42.11%) HP UFT
8 8 (42.11%) Project Management
8 8 (42.11%) Unix
9 7 (36.84%) VB
9 7 (36.84%) CRM
9 7 (36.84%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (36.84%) C#
9 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
9 7 (36.84%) Functional Testing
10 6 (31.58%) ISEB
11 5 (26.32%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
12 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gosport by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) SAN
2 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Specialist
3 4 (21.05%) Automation Specialist
3 4 (21.05%) Test Automation Specialist
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Project Leader
6 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Automation Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) .NET
1 15 (78.95%) ASP.NET
1 15 (78.95%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Unix
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
2 9 (47.37%) Knowledge Management
3 8 (42.11%) Project Management
4 7 (36.84%) CRM
4 7 (36.84%) Functional Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
5 3 (15.79%) Security Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) JavaScript
2 7 (36.84%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) VB
3 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (94.74%) SC Cleared
3 11 (57.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 11 (57.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (52.63%) DV Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) ISEB
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (15.79%) MCITP
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) HP
2 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
3 12 (63.16%) Oracle
4 8 (42.11%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco