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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 75 73 84
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 51 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.32% 2.09% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.68% 5.54% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 11
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £458 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.21% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £20.63 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+18.78% +50.00%
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
898 776 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 40.87% 37.65% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 426 324
Average daily rate £375 £365 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £246 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 33
Average hourly rate £25.75 £28.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% +67.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £14.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £62.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +2 15 £410 +26.15%
Winchester - 11 £325 - 3
Andover - 8 £270 -
Hook +6 5 £356 -5.50%
Portsmouth - 2 £325 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 57 (78.08%) ISTQB
2 51 (69.86%) Test Scripting
3 45 (61.64%) Security Cleared
4 44 (60.27%) ISEB
5 41 (56.16%) SC Cleared
6 40 (54.79%) HP
7 38 (52.05%) Microsoft
8 28 (38.36%) .NET
8 28 (38.36%) Software Testing
9 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (32.88%) JavaScript
11 22 (30.14%) HTML
11 22 (30.14%) ASP.NET
11 22 (30.14%) JSP
11 22 (30.14%) UNIX
12 21 (28.77%) Oracle
12 21 (28.77%) Knowledge Management
13 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
14 18 (24.66%) Java
15 16 (21.92%) SAN
15 16 (21.92%) Citrix
15 16 (21.92%) Test Automation
16 15 (20.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 13 (17.81%) HP UFT
17 13 (17.81%) Project Management
17 13 (17.81%) SQL
17 13 (17.81%) Cucumber
18 12 (16.44%) Waterfall
18 12 (16.44%) Scrum
18 12 (16.44%) Selenium

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.92%) SAN
2 11 (15.07%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.59%) DAB
4 1 (1.37%) IPv4
4 1 (1.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) HP UFT
1 13 (17.81%) Cucumber
2 12 (16.44%) Selenium
3 9 (12.33%) JIRA
4 8 (10.96%) JUnit
5 7 (9.59%) JMeter
6 6 (8.22%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (6.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (6.85%) SoapUI
8 4 (5.48%) Subversion
8 4 (5.48%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.74%) Maven
9 2 (2.74%) Ant
9 2 (2.74%) Gerrit
9 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.37%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (9.59%) Legal
2 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.74%) Military
3 2 (2.74%) Billing
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (57.53%) Analyst
1 42 (57.53%) Test Analyst
2 14 (19.18%) Test Specialist
3 9 (12.33%) Tester
4 7 (9.59%) Automation Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Automation Tester
5 6 (8.22%) Consultant
5 6 (8.22%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Test Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) Automation Specialist
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Test Automation Specialist
7 3 (4.11%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Agile Tester
9 1 (1.37%) Test Automation Analyst
9 1 (1.37%) Test Leader
9 1 (1.37%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (38.36%) .NET
2 22 (30.14%) ASP.NET
2 22 (30.14%) JSP
2 22 (30.14%) HTML
3 8 (10.96%) Spring
4 6 (8.22%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.74%) Ajax
5 2 (2.74%) Web Services
5 2 (2.74%) XML
5 2 (2.74%) JAXB
6 1 (1.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Smart Meter
2 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.14%) UNIX
2 9 (12.33%) Linux
3 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.59%) Windows
4 1 (1.37%) AIX
4 1 (1.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (69.86%) Test Scripting
2 28 (38.36%) Software Testing
3 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (28.77%) Knowledge Management
5 16 (21.92%) Test Automation
6 13 (17.81%) Project Management
7 12 (16.44%) Scrum
7 12 (16.44%) Waterfall
8 11 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (13.70%) Security Testing
9 10 (13.70%) Mentoring
10 9 (12.33%) BDD
10 9 (12.33%) Regression Testing
11 8 (10.96%) Automated Testing
12 7 (9.59%) Integration Testing
12 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (9.59%) Functional Testing
13 6 (8.22%) User Stories
13 6 (8.22%) Test Strategy
14 5 (6.85%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.88%) JavaScript
2 18 (24.66%) Java
3 13 (17.81%) SQL
4 10 (13.70%) PowerShell
5 8 (10.96%) VB
6 7 (9.59%) VBScript
7 4 (5.48%) VBA
8 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.74%) C++
9 1 (1.37%) C
9 1 (1.37%) C#
9 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.37%) F#
Qualifications
1 57 (78.08%) ISTQB
2 45 (61.64%) Security Cleared
3 44 (60.27%) ISEB
4 41 (56.16%) SC Cleared
5 15 (20.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 11 (15.07%) DV Cleared
7 10 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (13.70%) MCITP
8 7 (9.59%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.37%) Degree
9 1 (1.37%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) VMware ESX
1 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (8.22%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (5.48%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.37%) Netcool
Vendors
1 40 (54.79%) HP
2 38 (52.05%) Microsoft
3 21 (28.77%) Oracle
4 16 (21.92%) Citrix
5 10 (13.70%) Cisco
6 7 (9.59%) VMware
7 6 (8.22%) McAfee
8 3 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.37%) Remedy
9 1 (1.37%) Splunk
Portsmouth, Hampshire
VIQU
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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