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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 102 77 72
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 14 47 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.74% 2.30% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.76% 5.51% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 10
Average daily rate £300 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £280 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £386 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.85% +28.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £18.75 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+473.33% +59.57%
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
794 853 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 42.03% 41.73% 37.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 424 289
Average daily rate £388 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 25 24
Average hourly rate £45.50 £14.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.79% -63.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £56.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £325 -
Southampton +7 1 £388 -1.27%
Basingstoke -2 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £230 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 39 (68.42%) ISTQB
2 37 (64.91%) Security Cleared
3 36 (63.16%) SC Cleared
4 34 (59.65%) ISEB
5 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (54.39%) HP
7 30 (52.63%) Software Testing
8 29 (50.88%) Test Scripting
9 26 (45.61%) Microsoft
9 26 (45.61%) Oracle
10 24 (42.11%) .NET
11 20 (35.09%) Selenium
12 19 (33.33%) Functional Testing
13 16 (28.07%) BDD
14 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
14 15 (26.32%) Java
15 14 (24.56%) HP UFT
15 14 (24.56%) JavaScript
15 14 (24.56%) HTML
15 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET
15 14 (24.56%) MS Excel
15 14 (24.56%) ISEB Practitioner
15 14 (24.56%) Cucumber
15 14 (24.56%) WebDriver
16 12 (21.05%) Waterfall
16 12 (21.05%) Test Strategy
16 12 (21.05%) Defect Management
16 12 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (21.05%) SAN
16 12 (21.05%) Citrix

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (7.02%) JBoss
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (24.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
2 3 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.51%) MS Project
3 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (3.51%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) SAN
2 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 20 (35.09%) Selenium
2 14 (24.56%) Cucumber
2 14 (24.56%) HP UFT
2 14 (24.56%) WebDriver
3 12 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (12.28%) JIRA
4 7 (12.28%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (8.77%) SoapUI
5 5 (8.77%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.51%) WatiN
6 2 (3.51%) WATIR
General
1 7 (12.28%) Military
2 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.02%) Finance
3 4 (7.02%) Legal
4 2 (3.51%) Automotive
5 1 (1.75%) Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Billing
5 1 (1.75%) Electronics
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (49.12%) Analyst
1 28 (49.12%) Test Analyst
2 15 (26.32%) Tester
3 10 (17.54%) Automation Tester
4 9 (15.79%) Consultant
5 6 (10.53%) Agile Tester
5 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Test Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) Automation Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Functional Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (5.26%) IT Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Project Leader
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Automation Tester
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Tester
8 3 (5.26%) Test Specialist
9 2 (3.51%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.11%) .NET
2 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET
2 14 (24.56%) HTML
3 2 (3.51%) Middleware
4 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.51%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) Unix
2 4 (7.02%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (52.63%) Software Testing
3 29 (50.88%) Test Scripting
4 19 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 16 (28.07%) BDD
6 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
7 12 (21.05%) Defect Management
7 12 (21.05%) Test Strategy
7 12 (21.05%) Waterfall
8 11 (19.30%) Scrum
8 11 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (17.54%) System Testing
10 8 (14.04%) CRM
10 8 (14.04%) ITIL
10 8 (14.04%) Knowledge Management
10 8 (14.04%) Mentoring
10 8 (14.04%) Regression Testing
10 8 (14.04%) Security Testing
10 8 (14.04%) V-Model
11 7 (12.28%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.32%) Java
2 14 (24.56%) JavaScript
3 10 (17.54%) SQL
3 10 (17.54%) VB
4 9 (15.79%) C++
5 6 (10.53%) VBScript
6 5 (8.77%) F#
7 4 (7.02%) C#
7 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.02%) VBA
8 3 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (68.42%) ISTQB
2 37 (64.91%) Security Cleared
3 36 (63.16%) SC Cleared
4 34 (59.65%) ISEB
5 14 (24.56%) ISEB Practitioner
6 11 (19.30%) DV Cleared
7 7 (12.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (7.02%) MCITP
8 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 31 (54.39%) HP
2 26 (45.61%) Microsoft
2 26 (45.61%) Oracle
3 12 (21.05%) Citrix
4 7 (12.28%) Remedy
5 5 (8.77%) Cisco
5 5 (8.77%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.75%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.75%) Huawei
6 1 (1.75%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.75%) Juniper
6 1 (1.75%) Nokia
6 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.75%) VMware