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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 80 64 84
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +20
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 40 58 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.89% 2.80% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.85% 6.99% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 11
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £318 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £396 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.63 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +0.60%
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
825 830 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 38.90% 40.10% 33.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 405 337
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £492 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 21 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £38.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.78% +90.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £14.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £62.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Gosport +1 9 £400 +23.07%
Winchester - 8 £313 - 1
Andover - 6 £298 -
Hook +2 4 £400 +6.10%
Basingstoke -7 3 - -
Southampton +2 2 £388 +23.01%
Portsmouth - 1 £325 - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 51 (79.69%) ISTQB
2 45 (70.31%) Test Scripting
3 41 (64.06%) ISEB
4 38 (59.38%) Security Cleared
5 36 (56.25%) Microsoft
6 35 (54.69%) HP
7 34 (53.13%) SC Cleared
8 26 (40.63%) .NET
9 24 (37.50%) JavaScript
9 24 (37.50%) Knowledge Management
10 23 (35.94%) Software Testing
10 23 (35.94%) UNIX
11 22 (34.38%) ASP.NET
11 22 (34.38%) JSP
11 22 (34.38%) MS Excel
11 22 (34.38%) HTML
12 19 (29.69%) Oracle
13 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 14 (21.88%) MCITP
15 14 (21.88%) Security Testing
15 14 (21.88%) Java
15 14 (21.88%) Cisco
15 14 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (20.31%) SQL
16 13 (20.31%) Linux
16 13 (20.31%) PowerShell
16 13 (20.31%) Test Automation
17 11 (17.19%) Cucumber

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (34.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.19%) SAN
2 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 7 (10.94%) DAB
4 1 (1.56%) IPv4
4 1 (1.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Cucumber
2 10 (15.63%) Selenium
2 10 (15.63%) HP UFT
3 8 (12.50%) JUnit
4 7 (10.94%) JIRA
4 7 (10.94%) JMeter
5 5 (7.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (7.81%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.25%) Subversion
6 4 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (3.13%) Ant
7 2 (3.13%) Maven
7 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.13%) Gerrit
7 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (7.81%) Legal
2 1 (1.56%) Billing
2 1 (1.56%) Marketing
2 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (51.56%) Analyst
1 33 (51.56%) Test Analyst
2 18 (28.13%) Test Specialist
3 7 (10.94%) Automation Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Tester
5 5 (7.81%) Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Automation Specialist
6 4 (6.25%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Test Automation Specialist
7 3 (4.69%) Test Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (1.56%) Agile Tester
9 1 (1.56%) Test Automation Analyst
9 1 (1.56%) OAT Tester
9 1 (1.56%) Security Analyst
9 1 (1.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (40.63%) .NET
2 22 (34.38%) ASP.NET
2 22 (34.38%) JSP
2 22 (34.38%) HTML
3 8 (12.50%) Spring
4 6 (9.38%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.13%) Ajax
5 2 (3.13%) Web Services
5 2 (3.13%) XML
5 2 (3.13%) JAXB
6 1 (1.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) Smart Meter
2 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.94%) UNIX
2 13 (20.31%) Linux
3 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (10.94%) Windows
4 1 (1.56%) AIX
4 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (70.31%) Test Scripting
2 24 (37.50%) Knowledge Management
3 23 (35.94%) Software Testing
4 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (21.88%) Security Testing
6 13 (20.31%) Test Automation
7 11 (17.19%) Project Management
8 10 (15.63%) Scrum
9 9 (14.06%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (12.50%) Waterfall
11 7 (10.94%) BDD
11 7 (10.94%) Functional Testing
11 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (10.94%) Automated Testing
12 6 (9.38%) Integration Testing
13 5 (7.81%) User Stories
13 5 (7.81%) Test Strategy
13 5 (7.81%) Mentoring
14 4 (6.25%) Regression Testing
15 3 (4.69%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 14 (21.88%) Java
3 13 (20.31%) PowerShell
3 13 (20.31%) SQL
4 6 (9.38%) VB
5 5 (7.81%) VBScript
6 4 (6.25%) VBA
7 2 (3.13%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.56%) C
8 1 (1.56%) C#
8 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (79.69%) ISTQB
2 41 (64.06%) ISEB
3 38 (59.38%) Security Cleared
4 34 (53.13%) SC Cleared
5 16 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 14 (21.88%) MCITP
6 14 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (7.81%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (7.81%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.56%) Degree
8 1 (1.56%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) VMware ESX
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (9.38%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (6.25%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 36 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 35 (54.69%) HP
3 19 (29.69%) Oracle
4 14 (21.88%) Cisco
5 11 (17.19%) Citrix
6 7 (10.94%) VMware
7 6 (9.38%) McAfee
8 3 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.56%) Splunk
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