The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South Coast region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 10 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 2.27% 35.48% 17.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 78.57% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
South Coast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
5 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 11.36% 45.16% 39.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £450 £405 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +35.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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 9 Related IT Skills in the South Coast

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Implementation
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in the South Coast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Implementation
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SAP