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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 5 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 53 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 39.85% 45.16% 11.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.77% 48.28% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate
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£410 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.91% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £9.75
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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
130 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 97.74% 93.55% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 2 3
Average daily rate £440 £363 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -18.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £401 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Gosport

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gosport

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 100 (92.59%) HP
2 92 (85.19%) Security Cleared
3 89 (82.41%) SC Cleared
4 86 (79.63%) Microsoft
5 84 (77.78%) HTML
5 84 (77.78%) JavaScript
5 84 (77.78%) .NET
5 84 (77.78%) ASP.NET
5 84 (77.78%) JSP
6 80 (74.07%) Oracle
7 74 (68.52%) Knowledge Management
8 60 (55.56%) Project Management
9 54 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
10 53 (49.07%) UNIX
11 52 (48.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 50 (46.30%) Oracle Reports
13 48 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 42 (38.89%) Test Scripting
14 42 (38.89%) SAN
15 41 (37.96%) Citrix
15 41 (37.96%) DV Cleared
16 35 (32.41%) MS Excel
17 32 (29.63%) TCP/IP
18 29 (26.85%) C#
18 29 (26.85%) VB
19 28 (25.93%) QuickTest Pro
19 28 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
20 24 (22.22%) Test Automation
20 24 (22.22%) CRM
21 22 (20.37%) Cisco Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gosport by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (32.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 54 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 42 (38.89%) SAN
2 32 (29.63%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.48%) HTTPS
4 6 (5.56%) SSL
4 6 (5.56%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.93%) HTTP
5 1 (0.93%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (46.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (25.93%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (2.78%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 32 (29.63%) Analyst
2 31 (28.70%) Test Analyst
3 21 (19.44%) Test Leader
4 19 (17.59%) Test Manager
5 13 (12.04%) Tester
5 13 (12.04%) Test Specialist
6 7 (6.48%) QA Tester
6 7 (6.48%) Security Specialist
7 4 (3.70%) Automation Tester
8 3 (2.78%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Security Tester
8 3 (2.78%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.78%) Test Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Test Project Leader
8 3 (2.78%) Integration Test Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Integration Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Integration Tester
8 3 (2.78%) Project Leader
9 2 (1.85%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (77.78%) HTML
1 84 (77.78%) .NET
1 84 (77.78%) ASP.NET
1 84 (77.78%) JSP
2 9 (8.33%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (49.07%) UNIX
2 16 (14.81%) Linux
3 9 (8.33%) Windows
3 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.48%) Windows 2000
4 7 (6.48%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (68.52%) Knowledge Management
2 60 (55.56%) Project Management
3 42 (38.89%) Test Scripting
4 24 (22.22%) CRM
4 24 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 22 (20.37%) Functional Testing
6 20 (18.52%) Security Testing
7 19 (17.59%) Software Testing
8 8 (7.41%) Test Strategy
9 6 (5.56%) Workflow
9 6 (5.56%) Validation
10 5 (4.63%) Migration
10 5 (4.63%) Data Migration
11 4 (3.70%) Document Management
11 4 (3.70%) Quality Management
12 3 (2.78%) Coaching
13 2 (1.85%) Performance Testing
14 1 (0.93%) Load Testing
14 1 (0.93%) Test Management
14 1 (0.93%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 84 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 29 (26.85%) C#
2 29 (26.85%) VB
3 15 (13.89%) VBA
4 14 (12.96%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.93%) Java
5 1 (0.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (85.19%) Security Cleared
2 89 (82.41%) SC Cleared
3 52 (48.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 48 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 41 (37.96%) DV Cleared
6 22 (20.37%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (19.44%) MCITP
8 18 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (12.04%) ISEB
10 6 (5.56%) CCNA
11 5 (4.63%) MCSE
11 5 (4.63%) CCNP
12 4 (3.70%) MOS
13 2 (1.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.96%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.56%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 28 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.56%) Nessus
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 100 (92.59%) HP
2 86 (79.63%) Microsoft
3 80 (74.07%) Oracle
4 41 (37.96%) Citrix
5 16 (14.81%) Cisco