The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the South Coast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 4 3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast - 15.38% 25.81%
As % of the Qualifications category - 66.67% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
ISTQB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South Coast region.

Qualifications Category
South Coast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 16.67% 23.08% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £450 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South Coast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the South Coast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the South Coast

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in the South Coast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the South Coast region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in the South Coast