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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 34 30 44
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.54% 0.53% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.26% 1.89% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£420 - £223
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 - £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 - £269
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.51% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -46.00%
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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
94 53 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 36.29% 27.89% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 34 20
Average daily rate £385 £425 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +142.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £513 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.41% -17.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -10.71%

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 28 July 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 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) OAT Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Web Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft