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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 7 3 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 32 25 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 31.68% 47.17% -
As % of the Qualifications category 32.65% 51.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 0
Average daily rate
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£410 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -59.13%
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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
98 49 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 97.03% 92.45% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 9 0
Average daily rate £425 £340 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Gosport

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gosport

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 76 (100.00%) HP
2 69 (90.79%) SC Cleared
2 69 (90.79%) Security Cleared
3 65 (85.53%) Microsoft
4 62 (81.58%) Knowledge Management
5 59 (77.63%) HTML
5 59 (77.63%) JavaScript
5 59 (77.63%) .NET
5 59 (77.63%) ASP.NET
5 59 (77.63%) JSP
6 54 (71.05%) Oracle
7 49 (64.47%) Project Management
8 45 (59.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 42 (55.26%) Oracle EBS
10 40 (52.63%) UNIX
11 39 (51.32%) Oracle Reports
11 39 (51.32%) SAN
11 39 (51.32%) DV Cleared
11 39 (51.32%) Test Scripting
12 38 (50.00%) Citrix
13 36 (47.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 32 (42.11%) MS Excel
15 26 (34.21%) HP Quality Center
16 24 (31.58%) TCP/IP
17 17 (22.37%) Software Testing
18 15 (19.74%) VBA
19 14 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
19 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
20 13 (17.11%) Cisco
20 13 (17.11%) CRM

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gosport by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 32 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 42 (55.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 39 (51.32%) SAN
2 24 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.26%) HTTPS
3 4 (5.26%) SSL
3 4 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (51.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (13.16%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) Analyst
1 22 (28.95%) Test Analyst
2 15 (19.74%) Test Specialist
3 10 (13.16%) Test Manager
4 9 (11.84%) Test Leader
5 7 (9.21%) Tester
6 6 (7.89%) Security Specialist
7 4 (5.26%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) QA Tester
8 3 (3.95%) Automation Specialist
8 3 (3.95%) Security Tester
8 3 (3.95%) Defect Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Integration Tester
9 1 (1.32%) Performance Test Specialist
9 1 (1.32%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (1.32%) Project Manager
9 1 (1.32%) Data Migration Analyst
9 1 (1.32%) Security Manager
9 1 (1.32%) Junior Test Analyst
9 1 (1.32%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (77.63%) HTML
1 59 (77.63%) .NET
1 59 (77.63%) ASP.NET
1 59 (77.63%) JSP
2 3 (3.95%) OLE
Operating Systems
1 40 (52.63%) UNIX
2 13 (17.11%) Linux
3 7 (9.21%) Windows
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.26%) Windows 2000
4 4 (5.26%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (81.58%) Knowledge Management
2 49 (64.47%) Project Management
3 39 (51.32%) Test Scripting
4 17 (22.37%) Software Testing
5 13 (17.11%) Security Testing
5 13 (17.11%) CRM
6 10 (13.16%) Test Automation
6 10 (13.16%) Functional Testing
7 6 (7.89%) Data Migration
7 6 (7.89%) Migration
8 4 (5.26%) Workflow
8 4 (5.26%) Validation
8 4 (5.26%) Test Strategy
9 2 (2.63%) Quality Management
9 2 (2.63%) CMMI
9 2 (2.63%) Document Management
10 1 (1.32%) Programme Management
10 1 (1.32%) System Testing
10 1 (1.32%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (77.63%) JavaScript
2 15 (19.74%) VBA
3 11 (14.47%) VB
3 11 (14.47%) C#
4 10 (13.16%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.32%) Java
5 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (90.79%) SC Cleared
1 69 (90.79%) Security Cleared
2 45 (59.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 39 (51.32%) DV Cleared
4 36 (47.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 14 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (17.11%) MCITP
7 9 (11.84%) ISEB
8 2 (2.63%) MOS
9 1 (1.32%) MCSE
9 1 (1.32%) CCNP
9 1 (1.32%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 26 (34.21%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 76 (100.00%) HP
2 65 (85.53%) Microsoft
3 54 (71.05%) Oracle
4 38 (50.00%) Citrix
5 13 (17.11%) Cisco