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 September 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 102 85 93
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 13 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.71% 2.04% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 4.82% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 31 11
Median daily rate £300 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £280 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £425 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £333 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.25% -2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £34.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +74.35%
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
677 955 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 37.01% 42.29% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 554 426
Median daily rate £400 £396 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +9.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 28
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.96 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% +40.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.87 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Basingstoke +16 4 £200 -
Gosport +10 3 £334 -16.03%
Southampton - 3 £313 -
Winchester -3 1 £250 -23.31% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 16 (66.67%) ISEB
3 15 (62.50%) ISTQB
3 15 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 12 (50.00%) HP
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 9 (37.50%) .NET
5 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
6 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Scrum
7 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (25.00%) HP UFT
7 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (20.83%) Test Planning
8 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Selenium
8 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
8 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
8 5 (20.83%) BDD
8 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
8 5 (20.83%) Unix
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco
8 5 (20.83%) VBScript
8 5 (20.83%) C
8 5 (20.83%) C++
8 5 (20.83%) Java
8 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (20.83%) ISEB Practitioner

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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) 4G
1 1 (4.17%) LTE
1 1 (4.17%) PuTTY
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
2 5 (20.83%) Selenium
2 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
1 5 (20.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Test Engineer
1 7 (29.17%) Tester
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Automation Tester
2 5 (20.83%) Software Test Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Agile Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Integration Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) OSS Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
1 1 (4.17%) PKI
1 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
1 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Unix
2 4 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Scrum
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) BDD
3 5 (20.83%) Test Planning
3 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 3 (12.50%) CRM
5 3 (12.50%) Test Management
6 2 (8.33%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Coaching
7 1 (4.17%) Defect Management
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.17%) Resource Allocation
7 1 (4.17%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (4.17%) System Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.83%) C
2 5 (20.83%) C++
2 5 (20.83%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
2 5 (20.83%) VBScript
3 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) VB
5 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (66.67%) ISEB
2 16 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 15 (62.50%) ISTQB
4 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (20.83%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (16.67%) MCITP
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (4.17%) CCNA
8 1 (4.17%) CCNP
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) HP
2 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp