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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 79 68 95
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +27
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 41 55 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.95% 2.70% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.14% 6.56% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 7
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£360 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £379 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £11.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -55.00%
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
797 838 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 37.83% 41.18% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 404 349
Average daily rate £370 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £240 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 24 49
Average hourly rate £18.50 £45.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.88% +83.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.15 £62.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Winchester -7 7 £313 +4.16% 1
Hook +3 6 £361 -4.26%
Gosport +2 6 £400 - 1
Basingstoke +10 5 - -
Southampton +1 5 £425 +34.92%
Andover - 5 £325 -
Portsmouth - 1 £325 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 59 (80.82%) ISTQB
2 53 (72.60%) Test Scripting
3 48 (65.75%) Security Cleared
4 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
5 44 (60.27%) HP
5 44 (60.27%) ISEB
6 43 (58.90%) SC Cleared
7 33 (45.21%) Knowledge Management
8 28 (38.36%) .NET
9 27 (36.99%) MS Excel
9 27 (36.99%) Software Testing
10 26 (35.62%) Oracle
10 26 (35.62%) JavaScript
11 25 (34.25%) UNIX
12 24 (32.88%) ASP.NET
12 24 (32.88%) JSP
12 24 (32.88%) HTML
13 20 (27.40%) SAN
14 19 (26.03%) Citrix
15 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (23.29%) Oracle EBS
17 16 (21.92%) SQL
17 16 (21.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 15 (20.55%) Java
19 14 (19.18%) Project Management
19 14 (19.18%) HP Quality Center
20 13 (17.81%) Test Automation
20 13 (17.81%) MCITP
20 13 (17.81%) Security Testing
20 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (36.99%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (23.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.40%) SAN
2 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.59%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (15.07%) HP UFT
1 11 (15.07%) Cucumber
2 10 (13.70%) Selenium
3 8 (10.96%) JUnit
4 7 (9.59%) JMeter
5 6 (8.22%) JIRA
6 5 (6.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (6.85%) SoapUI
7 4 (5.48%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (5.48%) Subversion
8 2 (2.74%) Maven
8 2 (2.74%) Ant
8 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.74%) Gerrit
8 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (5.48%) Legal
2 1 (1.37%) Marketing
2 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (46.58%) Test Analyst
1 34 (46.58%) Analyst
2 18 (24.66%) Test Specialist
3 7 (9.59%) Automation Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) Tester
4 6 (8.22%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Automation Tester
6 4 (5.48%) Automation Specialist
6 4 (5.48%) Consultant
7 3 (4.11%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Test Automation Specialist
8 2 (2.74%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.74%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Test Consultant
8 2 (2.74%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (1.37%) Security Analyst
9 1 (1.37%) Test Manager
9 1 (1.37%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (38.36%) .NET
2 24 (32.88%) ASP.NET
2 24 (32.88%) JSP
2 24 (32.88%) 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
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.37%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.25%) UNIX
2 13 (17.81%) Linux
3 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (12.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.37%) AIX
4 1 (1.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (72.60%) Test Scripting
2 33 (45.21%) Knowledge Management
3 27 (36.99%) Software Testing
4 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (19.18%) Project Management
6 13 (17.81%) Security Testing
6 13 (17.81%) Test Automation
7 10 (13.70%) Scrum
8 9 (12.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (10.96%) Integration Testing
10 7 (9.59%) Automated Testing
10 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
10 7 (9.59%) BDD
10 7 (9.59%) Functional Testing
11 6 (8.22%) Test Strategy
12 5 (6.85%) User Stories
12 5 (6.85%) Mentoring
13 3 (4.11%) Coaching
13 3 (4.11%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.62%) JavaScript
2 16 (21.92%) SQL
3 15 (20.55%) Java
4 12 (16.44%) PowerShell
5 9 (12.33%) VBA
6 8 (10.96%) VB
7 6 (8.22%) VBScript
8 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.74%) C
8 2 (2.74%) C#
Qualifications
1 59 (80.82%) ISTQB
2 48 (65.75%) Security Cleared
3 44 (60.27%) ISEB
4 43 (58.90%) SC Cleared
5 16 (21.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 13 (17.81%) MCITP
6 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (17.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (9.59%) DV Cleared
8 6 (8.22%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.37%) Degree
9 1 (1.37%) HP AIS
System Software
1 9 (12.33%) VMware ESX
2 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (10.96%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (5.48%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
2 44 (60.27%) HP
3 26 (35.62%) Oracle
4 19 (26.03%) Citrix
5 13 (17.81%) Cisco
6 9 (12.33%) VMware
7 8 (10.96%) McAfee
8 3 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
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