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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 4 6 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 55 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 41.35% 48.00% 6.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.31% 48.00% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 1
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£450 £435 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-55.00% +8.10%
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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 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 97.74% 100.00% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 21
Average daily rate £450 £435 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £435 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £451 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Gosport

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gosport

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 134 (94.37%) HP
2 116 (81.69%) Security Cleared
3 103 (72.54%) SC Cleared
4 102 (71.83%) Oracle
5 98 (69.01%) ASP.NET
5 98 (69.01%) JSP
5 98 (69.01%) HTML
5 98 (69.01%) JavaScript
5 98 (69.01%) .NET
6 92 (64.79%) Microsoft
7 87 (61.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 69 (48.59%) VB
9 62 (43.66%) C#
10 59 (41.55%) Knowledge Management
11 53 (37.32%) UNIX
11 53 (37.32%) CRM
11 53 (37.32%) QuickTest Pro
12 46 (32.39%) Oracle EBS
13 45 (31.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 42 (29.58%) Project Management
15 41 (28.87%) Test Automation
16 39 (27.46%) Oracle Reports
17 38 (26.76%) HP Quality Center
18 35 (24.65%) MS Excel
19 34 (23.94%) SAN
20 33 (23.24%) Test Scripting
21 32 (22.54%) TCP/IP
22 31 (21.83%) Cisco Certification
22 31 (21.83%) Functional Testing
23 29 (20.42%) DV Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gosport by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (24.65%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 46 (32.39%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (9.15%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 34 (23.94%) SAN
2 32 (22.54%) TCP/IP
3 15 (10.56%) HTTPS
4 8 (5.63%) DNS
4 8 (5.63%) HTTP
5 7 (4.93%) Wireshark
5 7 (4.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (27.46%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (37.32%) QuickTest Pro
2 19 (13.38%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (4.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (23.94%) Tester
2 30 (21.13%) Analyst
3 29 (20.42%) Test Manager
3 29 (20.42%) Test Analyst
4 28 (19.72%) Test Leader
5 14 (9.86%) Test Specialist
6 13 (9.15%) QA Tester
7 9 (6.34%) Performance Manager
7 9 (6.34%) Automation Tester
8 8 (5.63%) Performance Tester
9 7 (4.93%) Test Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Performance Test Manager
10 5 (3.52%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.52%) Automation Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Integration Test Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Integration Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Performance Test Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Performance Analyst
12 3 (2.11%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (69.01%) HTML
1 98 (69.01%) .NET
1 98 (69.01%) ASP.NET
1 98 (69.01%) JSP
2 14 (9.86%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (37.32%) UNIX
2 21 (14.79%) Linux
3 15 (10.56%) Windows 2000
3 15 (10.56%) Windows XP
3 15 (10.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (10.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (41.55%) Knowledge Management
2 53 (37.32%) CRM
3 42 (29.58%) Project Management
4 41 (28.87%) Test Automation
5 33 (23.24%) Test Scripting
6 31 (21.83%) Functional Testing
7 27 (19.01%) Software Testing
8 22 (15.49%) Test Strategy
9 13 (9.15%) Performance Testing
10 12 (8.45%) Quality Management
10 12 (8.45%) Security Testing
11 10 (7.04%) Document Management
12 7 (4.93%) Workflow
12 7 (4.93%) Validation
12 7 (4.93%) Load Testing
13 3 (2.11%) Test Management
13 3 (2.11%) Coaching
14 1 (0.70%) Information Security
14 1 (0.70%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 98 (69.01%) JavaScript
2 69 (48.59%) VB
3 62 (43.66%) C#
4 17 (11.97%) PowerShell
5 16 (11.27%) VBA
5 16 (11.27%) Java
5 16 (11.27%) SQL
6 7 (4.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 116 (81.69%) Security Cleared
2 103 (72.54%) SC Cleared
3 87 (61.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 45 (31.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (21.83%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (20.42%) DV Cleared
7 22 (15.49%) MCITP
8 19 (13.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (10.56%) CCNA
10 10 (7.04%) ISEB
10 10 (7.04%) MOS
11 6 (4.23%) MCSE
12 5 (3.52%) CCNP
13 2 (1.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (19.01%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.93%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 38 (26.76%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (5.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (4.93%) Nessus
Vendors
1 134 (94.37%) HP
2 102 (71.83%) Oracle
3 92 (64.79%) Microsoft
4 21 (14.79%) Citrix
5 17 (11.97%) Cisco
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