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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 86 98 59
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -39
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 30 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.14% 1.38% 3.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.02% 3.27% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 15
Median daily rate £300 £388 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +11.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £413 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+20.68% +23.83%
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
696 917 1017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 37.66% 42.22% 45.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 538 499
Median daily rate £390 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +9.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 41 36
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% +181.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.71 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hampshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
Hook - 2 £293 -
Gosport +12 1 £338 -10.59%
Winchester +1 1 £263 -22.22%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 25 (52.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 22 (45.83%) Security Cleared
3 20 (41.67%) HP
4 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 16 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 15 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (29.17%) Test Management
7 14 (29.17%) Test Scripting
7 14 (29.17%) ISEB
8 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 12 (25.00%) LTE
8 12 (25.00%) 4G
9 11 (22.92%) Wireless
9 11 (22.92%) Telecoms
9 11 (22.92%) Linux
9 11 (22.92%) SQL
10 10 (20.83%) Java
11 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
11 9 (18.75%) Python
11 9 (18.75%) Integration Testing
11 9 (18.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (16.67%) Functional Testing
12 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
12 8 (16.67%) Bash Shell
12 8 (16.67%) .NET
12 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 7 (14.58%) C#
13 7 (14.58%) HTML
13 7 (14.58%) Oracle
13 7 (14.58%) Windows

ISTQB
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 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Office
2 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) 4G
1 12 (25.00%) LTE
2 11 (22.92%) Wireless
3 2 (4.17%) SAN
4 1 (2.08%) Internet
4 1 (2.08%) VLAN
4 1 (2.08%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.33%) HP UFT
3 3 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 3 (6.25%) Selenium
4 2 (4.17%) JIRA
5 1 (2.08%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.08%) Robot Framework
5 1 (2.08%) StarTeam
5 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (22.92%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.58%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Billing
4 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Analyst
1 21 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 13 (27.08%) Tester
3 9 (18.75%) Test Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Integration Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Integration Test Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.17%) Billing Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Integration Tester
6 2 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) BSS Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner Specialist
7 1 (2.08%) OSS Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Security Tester
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Integration Tester
7 1 (2.08%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) .NET
2 7 (14.58%) HTML
3 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.17%) JSP
5 1 (2.08%) Ajax
5 1 (2.08%) Kendo UI
5 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.08%) Clustering
1 1 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Linux
2 7 (14.58%) Windows
3 4 (8.33%) Unix
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) AIX
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 14 (29.17%) Test Management
2 14 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 9 (18.75%) Integration Testing
4 8 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 7 (14.58%) Scrum
5 7 (14.58%) Test Planning
5 7 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.42%) CRM
7 4 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Automation Testing
8 3 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
9 2 (4.17%) Defect Management
9 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.17%) SDLC
9 2 (4.17%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) Java
3 9 (18.75%) Python
4 8 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.58%) C#
5 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
6 6 (12.50%) C
7 5 (10.42%) Shell Script
8 4 (8.33%) VB
9 2 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (52.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 22 (45.83%) Security Cleared
3 14 (29.17%) ISEB
4 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (18.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
7 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (6.25%) MCITP
8 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (4.17%) CCNA
10 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (2.08%) Degree
10 1 (2.08%) MCSA
10 1 (2.08%) MCSE
10 1 (2.08%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) VMware ESX
2 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.08%) Netcool
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) HP
2 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.58%) Oracle
4 4 (8.33%) Intel Security
5 3 (6.25%) VMware
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco
7 1 (2.08%) Citrix
7 1 (2.08%) Telerik
7 1 (2.08%) Veritas