The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Foundation 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 Foundation Certification over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 80 67 90
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +23
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 43 42 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.02% 2.23% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.02% 5.79% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 1
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£393 £345 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.76% +7.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £11.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+59.57% -57.27%
ISTQB Foundation 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
856 725 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 40.19% 38.44% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 317 217
Average daily rate £370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

ISTQB Foundation 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 Foundation Certification within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
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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
Southampton - 11 £393 -
Basingstoke -1 4 £278 -5.93%
Andover - - - -
Winchester - - - - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing ISTQB Foundation 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 Foundation Certification.

1 76 (95.00%) ISTQB
2 71 (88.75%) HP
3 67 (83.75%) Security Cleared
4 65 (81.25%) SC Cleared
5 64 (80.00%) Microsoft
6 50 (62.50%) Knowledge Management
7 47 (58.75%) SAN
8 46 (57.50%) Citrix
9 45 (56.25%) Oracle
10 42 (52.50%) HTML
10 42 (52.50%) JavaScript
11 41 (51.25%) Oracle EBS
12 40 (50.00%) .NET
12 40 (50.00%) Test Scripting
13 38 (47.50%) ASP.NET
13 38 (47.50%) JSP
14 37 (46.25%) UNIX
15 36 (45.00%) MS Excel
16 35 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
16 35 (43.75%) Software Testing
17 29 (36.25%) ISEB
18 25 (31.25%) Oracle Reports
18 25 (31.25%) TCP/IP
19 23 (28.75%) VBA
19 23 (28.75%) Project Management
20 20 (25.00%) DV Cleared
21 14 (17.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
22 13 (16.25%) Linux
23 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
24 10 (12.50%) SQL

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing ISTQB Foundation 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 Foundation Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.00%) CMS
2 4 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 36 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 41 (51.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 47 (58.75%) SAN
2 25 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.00%) HTTPS
3 4 (5.00%) SSL
3 4 (5.00%) HTTP
3 4 (5.00%) Wireshark
4 3 (3.75%) DAB
5 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.25%) LAN
5 1 (1.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (31.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (5.00%) Selenium
2 3 (3.75%) Subversion
2 3 (3.75%) JIRA
2 3 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (3.75%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.75%) SoapUI
2 3 (3.75%) JMeter
2 3 (3.75%) JUnit
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (35.00%) Analyst
1 28 (35.00%) Test Analyst
2 11 (13.75%) Test Specialist
3 10 (12.50%) Tester
4 6 (7.50%) Test Engineer
5 4 (5.00%) Test Manager
5 4 (5.00%) Defect Manager
6 3 (3.75%) Integration Tester
6 3 (3.75%) Test Leader
6 3 (3.75%) Automation Tester
6 3 (3.75%) Security Tester
7 2 (2.50%) Integration Test Analyst
7 2 (2.50%) Integration Analyst
8 1 (1.25%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (1.25%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (1.25%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (1.25%) QA Tester
8 1 (1.25%) Test Consultant
8 1 (1.25%) Security Analyst
8 1 (1.25%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (52.50%) HTML
2 40 (50.00%) .NET
3 38 (47.50%) ASP.NET
3 38 (47.50%) JSP
4 4 (5.00%) Web Services
4 4 (5.00%) CSS
5 3 (3.75%) Spring
6 1 (1.25%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 37 (46.25%) UNIX
2 13 (16.25%) Linux
3 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (10.00%) Windows
4 4 (5.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (62.50%) Knowledge Management
2 40 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 35 (43.75%) Software Testing
4 23 (28.75%) Project Management
5 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (11.25%) Security Testing
7 6 (7.50%) Test Automation
8 5 (6.25%) User Stories
9 4 (5.00%) DSDM
9 4 (5.00%) CRM
9 4 (5.00%) Workflow
9 4 (5.00%) Validation
9 4 (5.00%) Functional Testing
9 4 (5.00%) Integration Testing
10 3 (3.75%) Scrum
10 3 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (3.75%) Kanban
10 3 (3.75%) Data Migration
10 3 (3.75%) BDD
10 3 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (52.50%) JavaScript
2 23 (28.75%) VBA
3 10 (12.50%) SQL
4 8 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.25%) VB
6 4 (5.00%) Java
7 3 (3.75%) VBScript
8 2 (2.50%) C
8 2 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 76 (95.00%) ISTQB
2 67 (83.75%) Security Cleared
3 65 (81.25%) SC Cleared
4 29 (36.25%) ISEB
5 20 (25.00%) DV Cleared
6 14 (17.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 10 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (11.25%) MCITP
9 4 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (1.25%) VCP4
10 1 (1.25%) CCNP
10 1 (1.25%) CCNA
10 1 (1.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) VMware ESX
1 4 (5.00%) Nmap
2 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (5.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 71 (88.75%) HP
2 64 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 46 (57.50%) Citrix
4 45 (56.25%) Oracle
5 9 (11.25%) Cisco
6 4 (5.00%) McAfee
6 4 (5.00%) Ektron
6 4 (5.00%) VMware