The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 30 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.07% 1.64% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.26% 3.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.20% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
ISTQB
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region.

Qualifications Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
47 55 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 25.13% 45.08% 24.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 17
Median daily rate £313 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £325 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £550 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 6
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.91% +6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £41.33 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £47.83 £69.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Portsmouth region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Portsmouth region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Telerik
4 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (25.00%) Ajax
4 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (25.00%) Marketing
4 1 (25.00%) Web Development

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) JSP
3 1 (25.00%) Kendo UI
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) SAP
4 1 (25.00%) Telerik