The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gosport with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Hampshire / Gosport
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 23 8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gosport - 3.17% 27.08%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.45% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.17% +80.00%  

ISTQB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Gosport.

Academic & Professional Certification
Gosport
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1 58 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gosport 100.00% 92.06% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 44 14
Median daily rate - £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Gosport

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gosport citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Gosport

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gosport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB in Gosport.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Gosport

ISTQB
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Gosport

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gosport region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) E-business
1 1 (100.00%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gosport by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) E-business
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle