The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 23 17 17
Rank change year-on-year -6 0  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 2.50% 0.96% 3.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.56% 2.63% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
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 Portsmouth.

Academic & Professional Certification
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 72 38 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 45.00% 36.54% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 17
Median daily rate £400 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +37.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £278 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 7 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +187.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £20.70 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £47.83 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Portsmouth

ISTQB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB in Portsmouth

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 26 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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Telerik
1 4 (100.00%) Web Development
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 4 (100.00%) Kendo UI
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Wireframes
2 3 (75.00%) Ajax
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) OOP
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (50.00%) TypeScript
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (25.00%) SOLID
4 1 (25.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Web Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) Kendo UI
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) Ajax
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (50.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Web Development
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Wireframes
3 2 (50.00%) OOP
4 1 (25.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (25.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Telerik