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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 13 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 57 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 3.70% 64.04% 37.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.00% 70.37% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Average daily rate
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£405 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.72% +3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+120.96% -65.41%
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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
25 81 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 92.59% 91.01% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 4
Average daily rate £377 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.48% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £297 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £470 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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 5 May 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 44 (100.00%) HP
2 42 (95.45%) Security Cleared
2 42 (95.45%) SC Cleared
3 39 (88.64%) Microsoft
4 36 (81.82%) Knowledge Management
5 32 (72.73%) HTML
5 32 (72.73%) JavaScript
5 32 (72.73%) .NET
5 32 (72.73%) ASP.NET
5 32 (72.73%) JSP
6 29 (65.91%) Oracle
6 29 (65.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 26 (59.09%) SAN
8 25 (56.82%) Citrix
8 25 (56.82%) Project Management
8 25 (56.82%) Oracle EBS
9 24 (54.55%) UNIX
10 22 (50.00%) MS Excel
10 22 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 22 (50.00%) DV Cleared
11 21 (47.73%) Oracle Reports
11 21 (47.73%) Test Scripting
12 18 (40.91%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (25.00%) Security Testing
13 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
13 11 (25.00%) MCITP
13 11 (25.00%) TCP/IP
13 11 (25.00%) Cisco
13 11 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gosport by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 22 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 25 (56.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 26 (59.09%) SAN
2 11 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.27%) SSL
3 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (47.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Test Specialist
2 9 (20.45%) Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Test Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Tester
5 3 (6.82%) Security Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Defect Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.27%) Performance Test Specialist
7 1 (2.27%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (2.27%) Security Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Integration Tester
7 1 (2.27%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (72.73%) HTML
1 32 (72.73%) .NET
1 32 (72.73%) ASP.NET
1 32 (72.73%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 24 (54.55%) UNIX
2 8 (18.18%) Linux
3 4 (9.09%) Windows
3 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (81.82%) Knowledge Management
2 25 (56.82%) Project Management
3 21 (47.73%) Test Scripting
4 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Migration
5 5 (11.36%) Data Migration
5 5 (11.36%) CRM
6 2 (4.55%) Functional Testing
6 2 (4.55%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.55%) CMMI
7 1 (2.27%) Workflow
7 1 (2.27%) Validation
7 1 (2.27%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.27%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.27%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 10 (22.73%) VBA
3 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.82%) VB
4 3 (6.82%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (95.45%) SC Cleared
1 42 (95.45%) Security Cleared
2 29 (65.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 22 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 22 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 11 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (25.00%) MCITP
5 9 (20.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (40.91%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.27%) Nessus
2 1 (2.27%) Nmap
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) HP
2 39 (88.64%) Microsoft
3 29 (65.91%) Oracle
4 25 (56.82%) Citrix
5 11 (25.00%) Cisco