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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 4 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 46 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 37.10% 45.83% 7.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.02% 45.83% 9.09%
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 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
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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
121 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gosport 97.58% 100.00% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 19
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 £420
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 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Gosport

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gosport

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 128 (94.12%) HP
2 113 (83.09%) Security Cleared
3 100 (73.53%) SC Cleared
4 98 (72.06%) Oracle
5 92 (67.65%) ASP.NET
5 92 (67.65%) JSP
5 92 (67.65%) HTML
5 92 (67.65%) JavaScript
5 92 (67.65%) .NET
6 86 (63.24%) Microsoft
7 85 (62.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 69 (50.74%) VB
9 62 (45.59%) C#
10 53 (38.97%) CRM
10 53 (38.97%) Knowledge Management
11 52 (38.24%) QuickTest Pro
12 49 (36.03%) UNIX
13 42 (30.88%) Oracle EBS
13 42 (30.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 40 (29.41%) Test Automation
15 37 (27.21%) HP Quality Center
16 36 (26.47%) Oracle Reports
17 34 (25.00%) Project Management
18 33 (24.26%) SAN
18 33 (24.26%) MS Excel
19 31 (22.79%) Cisco Certification
20 30 (22.06%) Functional Testing
21 29 (21.32%) Test Scripting
21 29 (21.32%) TCP/IP
22 27 (19.85%) Software Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Gosport by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 33 (24.26%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 42 (30.88%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (10.29%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 33 (24.26%) SAN
2 29 (21.32%) TCP/IP
3 15 (11.03%) HTTPS
4 8 (5.88%) HTTP
4 8 (5.88%) DNS
5 7 (5.15%) SSL
5 7 (5.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (26.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 52 (38.24%) QuickTest Pro
2 19 (13.97%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (4.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (23.53%) Tester
2 30 (22.06%) Test Manager
3 28 (20.59%) Analyst
4 27 (19.85%) Test Analyst
5 26 (19.12%) Test Leader
6 13 (9.56%) Test Specialist
7 12 (8.82%) QA Tester
8 10 (7.35%) Performance Manager
9 9 (6.62%) Automation Tester
10 8 (5.88%) Performance Test Manager
10 8 (5.88%) Performance Tester
11 7 (5.15%) Test Engineer
12 5 (3.68%) Project Manager
12 5 (3.68%) Automation Analyst
12 5 (3.68%) Automation Test Analyst
13 4 (2.94%) Integration Analyst
13 4 (2.94%) Integration Test Analyst
13 4 (2.94%) Performance Test Analyst
13 4 (2.94%) Performance Analyst
14 3 (2.21%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (67.65%) ASP.NET
1 92 (67.65%) JSP
1 92 (67.65%) HTML
1 92 (67.65%) .NET
2 12 (8.82%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (36.03%) UNIX
2 20 (14.71%) Linux
3 15 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (11.03%) Windows XP
3 15 (11.03%) Windows 2000
3 15 (11.03%) Windows
3 15 (11.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (38.97%) CRM
1 53 (38.97%) Knowledge Management
2 40 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 34 (25.00%) Project Management
4 30 (22.06%) Functional Testing
5 29 (21.32%) Test Scripting
6 27 (19.85%) Software Testing
7 21 (15.44%) Test Strategy
8 13 (9.56%) Performance Testing
9 11 (8.09%) Quality Management
9 11 (8.09%) Security Testing
10 9 (6.62%) Document Management
11 7 (5.15%) Workflow
11 7 (5.15%) Load Testing
11 7 (5.15%) Validation
12 3 (2.21%) Test Management
12 3 (2.21%) Coaching
13 1 (0.74%) Agile Software Development
13 1 (0.74%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 92 (67.65%) JavaScript
2 69 (50.74%) VB
3 62 (45.59%) C#
4 17 (12.50%) SQL
4 17 (12.50%) Java
5 16 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 15 (11.03%) VBA
7 7 (5.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 113 (83.09%) Security Cleared
2 100 (73.53%) SC Cleared
3 85 (62.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 42 (30.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (22.79%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (17.65%) DV Cleared
7 21 (15.44%) MCITP
8 18 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (11.76%) CCNA
10 10 (7.35%) ISEB
11 9 (6.62%) MOS
12 6 (4.41%) MCSE
13 5 (3.68%) CCNP
14 2 (1.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (19.12%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.15%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 37 (27.21%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (5.15%) Nessus
Vendors
1 128 (94.12%) HP
2 98 (72.06%) Oracle
3 86 (63.24%) Microsoft
4 19 (13.97%) Citrix
5 16 (11.76%) Cisco
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