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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 7 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 7.69% 47.06% 22.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.00% 100.00% 57.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
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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 South Coast region.

Qualifications Category
South Coast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 15.38% 47.06% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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

ISTQB
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the South Coast

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Coast 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South Coast by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Coast 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Receivables
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle