The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB 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 over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 39 87 112
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +25
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 106 27 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 5.01% 1.46% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.27% 4.66% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 12 3
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£377 £406 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +132.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £291
% change year-on-year
- +11.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
ISTQB
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
799 580 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 37.78% 31.44% 33.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 326 352
Average daily rate £365 £374 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% +6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £498 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 72
Average hourly rate £28.50 £17.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.64% -45.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.75 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Hampshire region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Hampshire region.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

ISTQB
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 within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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
Gosport +1 67 £450 +3.44% 1
Basingstoke +15 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £375 -
Southampton - - - -
Winchester - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - - 1
Fareham - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 1
Andover - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing ISTQB 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.

1 203 (87.12%) HP
2 183 (78.54%) Security Cleared
3 167 (71.67%) SC Cleared
4 155 (66.52%) Oracle
5 135 (57.94%) Microsoft
6 133 (57.08%) HTML
6 133 (57.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 132 (56.65%) JavaScript
8 131 (56.22%) .NET
9 130 (55.79%) JSP
10 129 (55.36%) ASP.NET
11 92 (39.48%) VB
12 89 (38.20%) C#
13 86 (36.91%) UNIX
14 82 (35.19%) QuickTest Pro
15 80 (34.33%) Knowledge Management
16 77 (33.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 72 (30.90%) HP Quality Center
18 68 (29.18%) CRM
19 66 (28.33%) Oracle EBS
19 66 (28.33%) DV Cleared
20 56 (24.03%) Test Automation
21 55 (23.61%) Test Scripting
22 54 (23.18%) TCP/IP
23 52 (22.32%) Project Management
23 52 (22.32%) Software Testing
24 49 (21.03%) MS Excel
25 45 (19.31%) Oracle Reports
26 43 (18.45%) SAN
27 41 (17.60%) QA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire region citing ISTQB 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.29%) CMS
2 3 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 49 (21.03%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 66 (28.33%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (8.15%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 54 (23.18%) TCP/IP
2 43 (18.45%) SAN
3 29 (12.45%) HTTPS
4 19 (8.15%) HTTP
5 18 (7.73%) DNS
6 12 (5.15%) SSL
7 11 (4.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (19.31%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.86%) SQL Navigator
2 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 82 (35.19%) QuickTest Pro
2 30 (12.88%) LoadRunner
3 4 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.29%) JIRA
5 2 (0.86%) Toad
6 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.43%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.43%) Selenium
6 1 (0.43%) FitNesse
General
1 18 (7.73%) Finance
2 6 (2.58%) Military
3 1 (0.43%) Billing
3 1 (0.43%) Marketing
3 1 (0.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 54 (23.18%) Analyst
2 51 (21.89%) Test Analyst
2 51 (21.89%) Tester
3 42 (18.03%) Test Manager
3 42 (18.03%) Test Leader
4 31 (13.30%) Test Specialist
5 17 (7.30%) QA Tester
6 16 (6.87%) Performance Tester
7 14 (6.01%) Test Engineer
8 12 (5.15%) Performance Manager
9 10 (4.29%) Performance Test Manager
10 9 (3.86%) Automation Tester
11 8 (3.43%) Automation Specialist
12 7 (3.00%) Integration Test Analyst
12 7 (3.00%) Integration Analyst
13 6 (2.58%) QA Analyst
13 6 (2.58%) Performance Analyst
13 6 (2.58%) Performance Test Analyst
13 6 (2.58%) Test Automation Specialist
13 6 (2.58%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (57.08%) HTML
2 131 (56.22%) .NET
3 130 (55.79%) JSP
4 129 (55.36%) ASP.NET
5 12 (5.15%) OLE
6 4 (1.72%) Web Services
7 3 (1.29%) JPA
7 3 (1.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (0.86%) Client/Server
1 2 (0.86%) Digital Media
2 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.43%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 86 (36.91%) UNIX
2 36 (15.45%) Windows
3 35 (15.02%) Linux
4 34 (14.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (14.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (12.88%) Windows 2000
5 30 (12.88%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (34.33%) Knowledge Management
2 68 (29.18%) CRM
3 56 (24.03%) Test Automation
4 55 (23.61%) Test Scripting
5 52 (22.32%) Software Testing
5 52 (22.32%) Project Management
6 28 (12.02%) Test Strategy
7 23 (9.87%) Performance Testing
8 20 (8.58%) Security Testing
8 20 (8.58%) Quality Management
9 16 (6.87%) Functional Testing
10 14 (6.01%) Validation
11 13 (5.58%) Workflow
12 11 (4.72%) Document Management
13 8 (3.43%) Load Testing
14 7 (3.00%) Integration Testing
14 7 (3.00%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (2.58%) Test Management
16 5 (2.15%) User Acceptance Testing
17 4 (1.72%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (56.65%) JavaScript
2 92 (39.48%) VB
3 89 (38.20%) C#
4 35 (15.02%) SQL
5 30 (12.88%) Java
6 25 (10.73%) VBA
7 22 (9.44%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.43%) VBScript
9 3 (1.29%) Python
10 2 (0.86%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.86%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.43%) C++
11 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.43%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 183 (78.54%) Security Cleared
2 167 (71.67%) SC Cleared
3 133 (57.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 77 (33.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 66 (28.33%) DV Cleared
6 41 (17.60%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (13.30%) MCITP
8 28 (12.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (11.59%) ISEB
10 18 (7.73%) CCNA
11 16 (6.87%) MOS
12 7 (3.00%) MCSE
13 5 (2.15%) CCNP
14 2 (0.86%) MCP
15 1 (0.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (17.60%) QA
System Software
1 11 (4.72%) Nmap
2 5 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.29%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 72 (30.90%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (7.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 11 (4.72%) Nessus
4 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 203 (87.12%) HP
2 155 (66.52%) Oracle
3 135 (57.94%) Microsoft
4 24 (10.30%) Cisco
5 23 (9.87%) Citrix
6 5 (2.15%) VMware
7 3 (1.29%) Ektron
8 2 (0.86%) Remedy
8 2 (0.86%) McAfee
9 1 (0.43%) Siebel
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