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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 96 96 72
Rank change year-on-year
0 -24
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 23 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.07% 1.06% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.53% 2.88% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 16
Average daily rate £405 £393 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.18% +20.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £351 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 £15.00 £11.25
% change year-on-year
+223.33% +33.33%
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
908 834 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 42.15% 36.97% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 471 393
Average daily rate £400 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 34
Average hourly rate £44.75 £22.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.88% -46.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.28 £40.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 - 6 £405 -
Hook 0 4 £288 -20.13%
Portsmouth +2 2 £419 -
Basingstoke -9 1 - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 35 (94.59%) ISTQB
2 30 (81.08%) ISEB
3 21 (56.76%) Security Cleared
4 20 (54.05%) SC Cleared
5 17 (45.95%) Test Scripting
6 16 (43.24%) Security Testing
6 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
8 14 (37.84%) Linux
9 13 (35.14%) HP
9 13 (35.14%) Software Testing
10 12 (32.43%) Selenium
10 12 (32.43%) .NET
10 12 (32.43%) Cisco
11 11 (29.73%) SQL
11 11 (29.73%) Unix
11 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
11 11 (29.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 10 (27.03%) Cucumber
12 10 (27.03%) Integration Testing
12 10 (27.03%) MCITP
12 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET
12 10 (27.03%) HTML
12 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
12 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
12 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (21.62%) Windows
13 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (21.62%) BDD

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 7 (18.92%) SharePoint
2 6 (16.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
2 7 (18.92%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) IaaS
1 3 (8.11%) PaaS
1 3 (8.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) SAN
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Selenium
2 10 (27.03%) Cucumber
3 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
4 4 (10.81%) JIRA
4 4 (10.81%) SoapUI
4 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.41%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.70%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Electronics
3 2 (5.41%) Military
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Analyst
1 20 (54.05%) Test Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Test Specialist
3 5 (13.51%) Integration Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Integration Specialist
3 5 (13.51%) Integration Test Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Security Specialist
3 5 (13.51%) Tester
4 4 (10.81%) QA Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Integration Tester
6 2 (5.41%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) .NET
2 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET
2 10 (27.03%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.70%) EPoS
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Linux
2 11 (29.73%) Unix
3 8 (21.62%) Windows
3 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Test Scripting
2 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) Security Testing
3 13 (35.14%) Software Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Integration Testing
5 8 (21.62%) BDD
6 7 (18.92%) Test Management
7 6 (16.22%) Analytics
7 6 (16.22%) CRM
7 6 (16.22%) Data Analytics
7 6 (16.22%) Defect Management
7 6 (16.22%) Information Assurance
8 5 (13.51%) Automation Testing
8 5 (13.51%) ERP
9 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.81%) SOA
9 4 (10.81%) System Testing
9 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.81%) V-Model
9 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
1 11 (29.73%) SQL
2 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.92%) VBScript
4 4 (10.81%) Bash Shell
4 4 (10.81%) Java
4 4 (10.81%) Python
4 4 (10.81%) Ruby
5 2 (5.41%) C++
6 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (94.59%) ISTQB
2 30 (81.08%) ISEB
3 21 (56.76%) Security Cleared
4 20 (54.05%) SC Cleared
5 11 (29.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (27.03%) MCITP
6 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
7 2 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (2.70%) CCNA
8 1 (2.70%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) VMware ESX
2 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (16.22%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.70%) SCCM
3 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 13 (35.14%) HP
3 12 (32.43%) Cisco
4 7 (18.92%) VMware
5 6 (16.22%) Intel Security
5 6 (16.22%) Oracle
6 4 (10.81%) Remedy
7 3 (8.11%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (5.41%) Arqiva
9 1 (2.70%) Citrix
9 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
9 1 (2.70%) Huawei
9 1 (2.70%) Juniper
9 1 (2.70%) NetApp
9 1 (2.70%) Nokia
9 1 (2.70%) SAP