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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 23 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.42% 1.96% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 6.90% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +2.45%
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
45 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 36.29% 28.43% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 14
Median daily rate £425 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £145 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 9
Median hourly rate £47.83 £39.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £16.00 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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 May 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 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) SAP

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 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripter
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) Case Management
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) JNCIS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) SAP