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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 18 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.94% 2.54% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.98% 7.50% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+11.16% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+133.33% +44.57%
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
43 40 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 42.16% 33.90% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 18
Average daily rate £425 £310 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% +10.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 8
Average hourly rate £47.83 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 30 April 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 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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

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