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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 28 28 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 0.52% 1.98% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 5.88% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
- -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -25.41%
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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
67 68 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 34.72% 33.66% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 19
Average daily rate £325 £380 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +32.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £247 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 7 (77.78%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) CSS
3 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 4 (44.44%) DSDM
3 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
3 4 (44.44%) HTTP
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) CMS
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (44.44%) Ektron
3 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (44.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (44.44%) SharePoint
1 4 (44.44%) CMS
1 4 (44.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Web Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) CSS
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) DSDM
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) Ektron