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 January 2017 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
South East / Hampshire
Rank 91 105 73
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -32
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 13 14 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.77% 0.75% 2.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.87% 1.77% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 18
Median daily rate £300 £300 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £256 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £363 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £360
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -9.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- +44.68%

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
694 793 875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 40.90% 42.54% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 474 440
Median daily rate £410 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 36 32
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +193.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hampshire region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Fareham - 2 £350 -
Winchester -1 1 £263 -19.23%
Hook - 1 £310 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 21 (84.00%) ISTQB
2 18 (72.00%) HP
3 14 (56.00%) Regression Testing
3 14 (56.00%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (52.00%) Test Management
5 12 (48.00%) ISEB
5 12 (48.00%) LTE
5 12 (48.00%) 4G
6 11 (44.00%) Wireless
6 11 (44.00%) Telecoms
7 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (24.00%) SQL
10 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (16.00%) Unix
11 4 (16.00%) Windows
12 3 (12.00%) MS Office
12 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
12 3 (12.00%) .NET
12 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
12 3 (12.00%) Intel Security
12 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (12.00%) VMware
12 3 (12.00%) VMware ESX
12 3 (12.00%) JIRA
12 3 (12.00%) Selenium
12 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) 4G
1 12 (48.00%) LTE
2 11 (44.00%) Wireless
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) PuTTY
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) JIRA
1 3 (12.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) Robot Framework
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (44.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Military
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Analyst
1 15 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Tester
3 3 (12.00%) Integration Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Integration Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Integration Tester
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) 4G Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) BSS Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) LTE Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) OSS Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Security Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Integration Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Software QA Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Web Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) RESTful
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Unix
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Regression Testing
2 13 (52.00%) Test Management
3 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) Smoke Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.00%) CRM
7 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
7 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.00%) Coaching
8 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.00%) Requirements Engineering
8 1 (4.00%) Scrum
8 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.00%) Python
2 2 (8.00%) VBScript
3 1 (4.00%) C++
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (84.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (48.00%) ISEB
3 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (8.00%) MCITP
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (56.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (12.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) HP
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) Intel Security
3 3 (12.00%) VMware
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco