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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 15 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.16% 0.85% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.85% 3.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -46.00%
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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
26 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 30.23% 22.88% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 14
Average daily rate £327 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.80% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £202 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
Average hourly rate £47.83 £45.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.28% +168.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 4 August 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 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) JSP
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 3 (75.00%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (25.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) JSP
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Knowledge Management
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Process Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
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%) Citrix