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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 12 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 19 67 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 21.84% 54.47% 46.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.35% 56.30% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 3
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£375 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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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
85 119 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 97.70% 96.75% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 19 4
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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 2 September 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Gosport

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gosport

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 23 (100.00%) HP
2 22 (95.65%) Microsoft
2 22 (95.65%) SC Cleared
2 22 (95.65%) Security Cleared
3 19 (82.61%) .NET
3 19 (82.61%) HTML
3 19 (82.61%) JavaScript
3 19 (82.61%) ASP.NET
3 19 (82.61%) JSP
4 17 (73.91%) Citrix
4 17 (73.91%) SAN
5 15 (65.22%) UNIX
5 15 (65.22%) Oracle
5 15 (65.22%) Test Scripting
6 14 (60.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (60.87%) Project Management
6 14 (60.87%) Oracle EBS
7 13 (56.52%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (56.52%) DV Cleared
8 12 (52.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 12 (52.17%) Knowledge Management
9 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
10 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
11 6 (26.09%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (21.74%) ISEB
13 4 (17.39%) VBA
13 4 (17.39%) Migration
13 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
13 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
13 4 (17.39%) PowerShell

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gosport by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) SAN
2 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
1 9 (39.13%) Test Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Test Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (82.61%) HTML
1 19 (82.61%) .NET
1 19 (82.61%) ASP.NET
1 19 (82.61%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) UNIX
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Test Scripting
2 14 (60.87%) Project Management
3 12 (52.17%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
4 4 (17.39%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Test Management
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
6 1 (4.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) JavaScript
2 4 (17.39%) VBA
2 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (95.65%) SC Cleared
1 22 (95.65%) Security Cleared
2 14 (60.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (56.52%) DV Cleared
4 12 (52.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (21.74%) ISEB
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (8.70%) MCITP
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) HP
2 22 (95.65%) Microsoft
3 17 (73.91%) Citrix
4 15 (65.22%) Oracle
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco