Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 44 30
Rank change year-on-year +7 -14 +2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 2.90% 0.59% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.63% 2.02% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Portsmouth median daily rate - - £325
Hampshire median daily rate £325 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% -20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Portsmouth median hourly rate £45.00 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £15.00

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 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 118 99 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 38.06% 29.29% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 47 53
Portsmouth median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £281 £208 £263
90th Percentile £500 £585 £538
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 13
Portsmouth median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.92% +6.29%
Hampshire median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year +2.50% +28.00% +38.89%

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 18 November 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 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Telerik
2 8 (88.89%) Web Development
2 8 (88.89%) MVC
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) Visual Studio
2 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 8 (88.89%) C#
2 8 (88.89%) OOP
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (88.89%) Dependency Injection
2 8 (88.89%) REST
2 8 (88.89%) Kendo UI
2 8 (88.89%) TypeScript
3 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 5 (55.56%) Razor View Engine
5 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 3 (33.33%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) Aerospace
5 3 (33.33%) JSON
5 3 (33.33%) Ajax
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (11.11%) Test Automation

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 (11.11%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (88.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) ClearCase
2 1 (11.11%) ClearQuest
2 1 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 3 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) .NET Developer
1 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 7 (77.78%) C# .NET Developer
2 7 (77.78%) C# Developer
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Web Developer
3 4 (44.44%) Web Developer
4 3 (33.33%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
1 8 (88.89%) Kendo UI
1 8 (88.89%) REST
1 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 5 (55.56%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (33.33%) Ajax
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) JSON
4 3 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Dependency Injection
2 8 (88.89%) MVC
2 8 (88.89%) OOP
2 8 (88.89%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
1 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
1 8 (88.89%) TypeScript
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
1 8 (88.89%) Telerik