The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Basingstoke region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 28 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 2.79% 2.06% -
As % of the Qualifications category 8.96% 8.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £315 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
67 57 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 31.16% 23.46% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 26 21
Average daily rate £360 £275 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -23.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £150 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £456 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
ISTQB
Hampshire

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 17 April 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) ISEB
2 11 (91.67%) SharePoint
3 9 (75.00%) Web Services
4 8 (66.67%) SQL
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (66.67%) HP
4 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (58.33%) Finance
5 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (58.33%) DSDM
6 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (50.00%) HTTP
6 6 (50.00%) HTML
6 6 (50.00%) CSS
6 6 (50.00%) CMS
6 6 (50.00%) Ektron
6 6 (50.00%) Web Development
7 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
8 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
8 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
8 3 (25.00%) Middleware
8 3 (25.00%) SOAP
8 3 (25.00%) .NET
8 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (25.00%) IIS

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 11 (91.67%) SharePoint
2 8 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (50.00%) CMS
4 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Web Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Web Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) Web Services
2 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) SOAP
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 7 (58.33%) DSDM
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Web Development
4 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) SOA
6 1 (8.33%) Workflow
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 8 (66.67%) HP
2 6 (50.00%) Ektron
3 1 (8.33%) VMware