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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 107 79 65
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 13 42 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.66% 1.95% 2.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.64% 5.02% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 23
Median daily rate £300 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.08% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £304 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £400 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 £20.63
% change year-on-year
- +21.21%
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
794 837 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 40.08% 38.93% 40.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 537 402
Median daily rate £390 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £276 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 21
Median hourly rate £47.83 £17.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+181.35% -55.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £10.52 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £42.75 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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 25 July 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
Southampton +7 5 £300 -25.00%
Basingstoke -2 3 - -
Gosport -5 1 £325 -18.75%
Winchester -7 1 £250 -20.00% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 32 (84.21%) ISTQB
2 31 (81.58%) ISEB
3 23 (60.53%) Security Cleared
4 22 (57.89%) SC Cleared
4 22 (57.89%) Test Scripting
5 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
6 14 (36.84%) HP
6 14 (36.84%) PowerShell
7 13 (34.21%) Integration Testing
7 13 (34.21%) Linux
8 12 (31.58%) .NET
8 12 (31.58%) Security Testing
8 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (28.95%) Cucumber
10 10 (26.32%) Selenium
10 10 (26.32%) Finance
10 10 (26.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 9 (23.68%) Cisco
11 9 (23.68%) Unix
11 9 (23.68%) Windows
11 9 (23.68%) BDD
11 9 (23.68%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (21.05%) MCITP
12 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET
12 8 (21.05%) HTML
12 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
12 8 (21.05%) VBScript
12 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification

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 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.53%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
1 7 (18.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) IaaS
1 3 (7.89%) PaaS
1 3 (7.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) PuTTY
1 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Cucumber
2 10 (26.32%) Selenium
3 9 (23.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (13.16%) HP UFT
5 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
5 4 (10.53%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.63%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Military
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
1 14 (36.84%) Test Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) Test Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Integration Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Integration Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Test Specialist
5 4 (10.53%) Automation Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Integration Specialist
5 4 (10.53%) QA Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Security Specialist
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Security Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) .NET
2 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET
2 8 (21.05%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.63%) EPoS
2 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) PKI
2 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Linux
2 9 (23.68%) Unix
2 9 (23.68%) Windows
3 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Test Scripting
2 13 (34.21%) Integration Testing
3 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) Security Testing
4 9 (23.68%) BDD
5 6 (15.79%) Scrum
5 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 5 (13.16%) CRM
6 5 (13.16%) Test Management
6 5 (13.16%) Test Planning
6 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (10.53%) Analytics
7 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Data Analytics
7 4 (10.53%) Defect Management
7 4 (10.53%) Information Assurance
7 4 (10.53%) Smoke Testing
7 4 (10.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) PowerShell
2 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
2 8 (21.05%) VBScript
3 7 (18.42%) SQL
4 5 (13.16%) C
4 5 (13.16%) Java
4 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
5 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
5 4 (10.53%) C++
5 4 (10.53%) Python
5 4 (10.53%) Ruby
6 2 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (84.21%) ISTQB
2 31 (81.58%) ISEB
3 23 (60.53%) Security Cleared
4 22 (57.89%) SC Cleared
5 10 (26.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (21.05%) MCITP
6 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.63%) CCNA
8 1 (2.63%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) VMware ESX
2 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (15.79%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.63%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 14 (36.84%) HP
3 9 (23.68%) Cisco
4 7 (18.42%) VMware
5 6 (15.79%) Intel Security
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) SAP