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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 14 - 12
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 3.49% - 2.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% - 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -59.13%
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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 Portsmouth region.

Qualifications Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
36 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 41.86% 34.44% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 2
Average daily rate £320 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -27.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £25.00 £30.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £155.00 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Process Management
2 2 (66.67%) Aerospace
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Military
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) VCP4
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Linux

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (66.67%) Aerospace
1 2 (66.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Process Management
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) VCP4
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco