The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Advanced Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB Advanced Certification over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 110 97 94
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 6 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.32% 1.27% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% 3.05% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Average daily rate £250 £463 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.94% +31.01%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.88% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
ISTQB Advanced Certification
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
794 853 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 42.03% 41.73% 37.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 424 289
Average daily rate £388 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 25 24
Average hourly rate £45.50 £14.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.79% -63.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £56.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

ISTQB Advanced Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

ISTQB Advanced Certification Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Winchester - 4 £250 -
Southampton +10 1 £388 -
Gosport -2 1 - -
ISTQB Advanced Certification
South East

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 Advanced Certification.

1 24 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 19 (79.17%) HP
3 19 (79.17%) Security Cleared
4 17 (70.83%) SC Cleared
4 17 (70.83%) Test Scripting
4 17 (70.83%) HTML
4 17 (70.83%) JavaScript
5 16 (66.67%) Test Automation
6 15 (62.50%) .NET
6 15 (62.50%) ASP.NET
7 13 (54.17%) HP UFT
7 13 (54.17%) Knowledge Management
7 13 (54.17%) Functional Testing
8 12 (50.00%) Oracle
8 12 (50.00%) VB
8 12 (50.00%) C#
9 11 (45.83%) DV Cleared
10 10 (41.67%) CRM
11 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
12 8 (33.33%) Project Management
13 7 (29.17%) Unix
13 7 (29.17%) Linux
13 7 (29.17%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
15 5 (20.83%) MCITP
15 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
15 5 (20.83%) Cisco
15 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 Advanced Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) VLAN
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) HP UFT
2 3 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Billing
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Test Specialist
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Automation Specialist
2 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Test Automation Specialist
3 5 (20.83%) Automation Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Integration Specialist
5 3 (12.50%) Security Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Smart Metering Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Project Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (70.83%) HTML
2 15 (62.50%) .NET
2 15 (62.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Smart Meter
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
1 7 (29.17%) Unix
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Test Scripting
2 16 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 13 (54.17%) Functional Testing
3 13 (54.17%) Knowledge Management
4 10 (41.67%) CRM
5 8 (33.33%) Project Management
6 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Security Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
8 4 (16.67%) Stress Testing
8 4 (16.67%) V-Model
9 3 (12.50%) Defect Management
9 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Case Management
10 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 2 (8.33%) Release Management
10 2 (8.33%) Requirements Management
10 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
11 1 (4.17%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) JavaScript
2 12 (50.00%) C#
2 12 (50.00%) VB
3 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
4 4 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 19 (79.17%) Security Cleared
3 17 (70.83%) SC Cleared
4 11 (45.83%) DV Cleared
5 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (20.83%) ISEB
6 5 (20.83%) MCITP
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 19 (79.17%) HP
3 12 (50.00%) Oracle
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix