Period
to 21 May 2018

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 6 months to 21 May 2018 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 > Portsmouth
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 34 30
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 -4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 0.69% 1.75% 1.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.94% 4.59% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Portsmouth median daily rate £525 - £419
10th Percentile £513 - £283
90th Percentile £538 - £434
Hampshire median daily rate £340 £350 £405
% change year-on-year -2.86% -13.58% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Portsmouth median hourly rate £45.00 £43.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.05% - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £43.25 -
% change year-on-year +4.05% - -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Portsmouth
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 103 109 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 35.40% 38.11% 38.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 47 51
Portsmouth median daily rate £420 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.03% +30.95%
10th Percentile £150 £241 £263
90th Percentile £540 £498 £525
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 36 18
Portsmouth median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £47.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.84% +44.44%
10th Percentile £38.83 £11.78 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £55.00 £50.25
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.46 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +21.31% -22.22% +178.47%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (50.00%) PMI
2 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) SQLPlus
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows NT

ISTQB
Co-occurring 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 1 (50.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Test and Integration Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) PMI
1 1 (50.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) AIX
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows NT
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle