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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 23 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.72% 1.08% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% 2.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £230 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
54 40 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 39.13% 43.01% 28.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 14
Average daily rate £370 £340 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £380 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Average hourly rate £18.75 £16.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -58.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.10 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £30.00 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripter
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle