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 27 June 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 / Portsmouth
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 27 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 2.47% 1.34% -
As % of the Qualifications category 8.00% 4.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £419 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

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 50 44 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 30.86% 29.53% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 13
Median daily rate £400 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £553 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 5
Median hourly rate £46.69 £47.83 £43.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +8.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.50 £14.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £52.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Telerik
2 7 (87.50%) Web Development
2 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 7 (87.50%) Web Services
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (87.50%) Dependency Injection
2 7 (87.50%) Kendo UI
3 5 (62.50%) TypeScript
3 5 (62.50%) REST
3 5 (62.50%) Razor View Engine
3 5 (62.50%) CSS
3 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 5 (62.50%) OOP
4 3 (37.50%) Wireframes
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Ajax
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) ClearCase
2 1 (12.50%) ClearQuest
2 1 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 1 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
1 7 (87.50%) Web Developer
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Developer
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Web Developer
2 5 (62.50%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (62.50%) C# Developer
2 5 (62.50%) C# Web Developer
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) Kendo UI
1 7 (87.50%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) Razor View Engine
2 5 (62.50%) REST
3 3 (37.50%) Ajax
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (12.50%) JSON
4 1 (12.50%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Dependency Injection
2 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) Scrum
2 7 (87.50%) Web Development
3 5 (62.50%) OOP
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Wireframes
5 1 (12.50%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Network Management
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SOLID
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) TypeScript
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (87.50%) Telerik