The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 33 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 2.59% 2.79% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.45% 10.45% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Average daily rate
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£280 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.84 £11.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+34.82% -57.27%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Qualifications Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
110 67 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 47.41% 26.69% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 6
Average daily rate £320 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £265 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 - £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Basingstoke region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CMS
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) DSDM
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (66.67%) HTTP
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (66.67%) Ektron
2 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Gerrit

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) CMS
1 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Gerrit
2 1 (16.67%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) DSDM
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) HP
1 4 (66.67%) Ektron
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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