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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 90 85 110
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +25
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 28 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.34% 1.28% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.50% 4.12% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 4
Average daily rate
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£355 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.38% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £280 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £435 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £13.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+41.81% -34.52%
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
799 534 677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 38.14% 31.12% 33.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 305 370
Average daily rate £363 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 67
Average hourly rate £27.00 £17.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.82% -47.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -13 14 £325 -25.28% 3
Southampton - 1 £320 -
Winchester - 1 £335 -
Petersfield - - - - 1
Andover - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (90.48%) ISTQB
2 69 (82.14%) HP
3 67 (79.76%) Oracle
4 66 (78.57%) Security Cleared
5 59 (70.24%) SC Cleared
6 55 (65.48%) .NET
7 53 (63.10%) UNIX
8 52 (61.90%) Oracle EBS
9 51 (60.71%) ASP.NET
9 51 (60.71%) JSP
9 51 (60.71%) JavaScript
10 50 (59.52%) HTML
11 49 (58.33%) TCP/IP
12 47 (55.95%) Software Testing
13 41 (48.81%) HP Quality Center
14 33 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 33 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 33 (39.29%) Windows
15 32 (38.10%) Test Scripting
16 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
17 29 (34.52%) Windows XP
17 29 (34.52%) Windows 2000
18 28 (33.33%) HTTPS
19 27 (32.14%) SAN
20 24 (28.57%) LoadRunner
21 23 (27.38%) QuickTest Pro
21 23 (27.38%) Knowledge Management
22 21 (25.00%) Performance Testing
23 20 (23.81%) Citrix
24 18 (21.43%) DV Cleared

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 52 (61.90%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 49 (58.33%) TCP/IP
2 28 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 27 (32.14%) SAN
4 16 (19.05%) HTTP
4 16 (19.05%) DNS
5 11 (13.10%) SSL
5 11 (13.10%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.38%) DAB
7 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.19%) LAN
7 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (28.57%) LoadRunner
2 23 (27.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.38%) JIRA
4 2 (2.38%) Selenium
4 2 (2.38%) JMeter
4 2 (2.38%) Subversion
4 2 (2.38%) JUnit
4 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.19%) FitNesse
General
1 4 (4.76%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Legal
2 2 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (1.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 45 (53.57%) Test Analyst
1 45 (53.57%) Analyst
2 19 (22.62%) Tester
3 14 (16.67%) Performance Tester
4 8 (9.52%) Test Specialist
4 8 (9.52%) Test Leader
5 7 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
5 7 (8.33%) Integration Test Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Performance Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Test Manager
7 5 (5.95%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Performance Test Specialist
9 3 (3.57%) Performance Test Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Junior
9 3 (3.57%) QA Tester
9 3 (3.57%) Junior Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Junior Test Analyst
10 2 (2.38%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (65.48%) .NET
2 51 (60.71%) ASP.NET
2 51 (60.71%) JSP
3 50 (59.52%) HTML
4 3 (3.57%) JPA
5 2 (2.38%) Spring
6 1 (1.19%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) User Experience
2 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 53 (63.10%) UNIX
2 33 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 33 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 33 (39.29%) Windows
3 29 (34.52%) Windows XP
3 29 (34.52%) Windows 2000
4 12 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (55.95%) Software Testing
2 32 (38.10%) Test Scripting
3 23 (27.38%) Knowledge Management
4 21 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 17 (20.24%) Test Strategy
6 13 (15.48%) Test Automation
7 12 (14.29%) Workflow
7 12 (14.29%) Validation
8 9 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (9.52%) Load Testing
10 7 (8.33%) Integration Testing
11 6 (7.14%) Waterfall
12 5 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (4.76%) CRM
13 4 (4.76%) Regression Testing
13 4 (4.76%) V-Model
14 3 (3.57%) Performance Engineering
14 3 (3.57%) Project Management
14 3 (3.57%) Test Management
14 3 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 51 (60.71%) JavaScript
2 15 (17.86%) SQL
3 14 (16.67%) Java
4 12 (14.29%) VB
5 8 (9.52%) C#
6 4 (4.76%) VBScript
7 3 (3.57%) VBA
8 1 (1.19%) PHP
8 1 (1.19%) Python
8 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 76 (90.48%) ISTQB
2 66 (78.57%) Security Cleared
3 59 (70.24%) SC Cleared
4 18 (21.43%) DV Cleared
5 17 (20.24%) ISEB
6 7 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (5.95%) CCNP
8 5 (5.95%) CCNA
8 5 (5.95%) MCSE
9 3 (3.57%) MCITP
10 2 (2.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) QA
System Software
1 11 (13.10%) Nmap
2 3 (3.57%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 41 (48.81%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (20.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 11 (13.10%) Nessus
4 2 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 69 (82.14%) HP
2 67 (79.76%) Oracle
3 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 20 (23.81%) Citrix
5 3 (3.57%) VMware
6 2 (2.38%) Remedy
6 2 (2.38%) McAfee
7 1 (1.19%) Cisco
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