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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 50 73 91
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +18
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 81 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.69% 1.78% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.95% 5.36% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 1
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£348 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% -31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £278 £320
% change year-on-year
+18.91% -13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £21.00
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
1019 560 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 46.40% 33.21% 29.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 275 192
Average daily rate £360 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 55
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.25 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% -43.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Basingstoke 0 6 £280 +5.66% 3
Winchester - 1 £348 -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Petersfield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Andover - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 122 (81.33%) HP
2 114 (76.00%) Security Cleared
3 108 (72.00%) SC Cleared
4 103 (68.67%) Microsoft
5 96 (64.00%) JavaScript
6 95 (63.33%) HTML
7 94 (62.67%) Oracle
8 91 (60.67%) .NET
8 91 (60.67%) JSP
9 88 (58.67%) ASP.NET
10 77 (51.33%) Knowledge Management
11 67 (44.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 64 (42.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 62 (41.33%) UNIX
14 61 (40.67%) Project Management
14 61 (40.67%) Oracle EBS
15 56 (37.33%) Test Scripting
16 49 (32.67%) Oracle Reports
17 46 (30.67%) SAN
18 45 (30.00%) Citrix
18 45 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
19 43 (28.67%) MS Excel
20 41 (27.33%) DV Cleared
21 35 (23.33%) TCP/IP
22 34 (22.67%) C#
22 34 (22.67%) Software Testing
23 31 (20.67%) QuickTest Pro
24 30 (20.00%) VB
25 29 (19.33%) Functional Testing
26 28 (18.67%) ISEB

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 8 (5.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.67%) CMS
2 4 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 43 (28.67%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 61 (40.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 46 (30.67%) SAN
2 35 (23.33%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.33%) HTTPS
4 6 (4.00%) SSL
4 6 (4.00%) Wireshark
5 5 (3.33%) HTTP
6 3 (2.00%) DAB
7 2 (1.33%) LAN
7 2 (1.33%) WAN
8 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.67%) DNS
8 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (32.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (20.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (4.00%) JIRA
3 5 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.33%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.00%) Selenium
4 3 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.00%) JUnit
4 3 (2.00%) JMeter
4 3 (2.00%) Subversion
5 1 (0.67%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.67%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (5.33%) Finance
2 3 (2.00%) Military
3 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 43 (28.67%) Analyst
2 42 (28.00%) Test Analyst
3 27 (18.00%) Test Leader
4 25 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 21 (14.00%) Tester
6 15 (10.00%) Test Specialist
7 7 (4.67%) Test Engineer
7 7 (4.67%) QA Tester
7 7 (4.67%) Security Specialist
8 5 (3.33%) Integration Analyst
8 5 (3.33%) Integration Test Analyst
9 4 (2.67%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (2.67%) Integration Tester
9 4 (2.67%) Automation Tester
9 4 (2.67%) Automation Analyst
10 3 (2.00%) Security Tester
10 3 (2.00%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.00%) Consultant
10 3 (2.00%) Project Leader
10 3 (2.00%) Test Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (63.33%) HTML
2 91 (60.67%) .NET
2 91 (60.67%) JSP
3 88 (58.67%) ASP.NET
4 9 (6.00%) OLE
5 5 (3.33%) Web Services
6 4 (2.67%) CSS
7 3 (2.00%) Spring
8 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.67%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
2 1 (0.67%) User Experience
2 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 62 (41.33%) UNIX
2 19 (12.67%) Linux
3 17 (11.33%) Windows
4 16 (10.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (10.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (6.00%) Windows 2000
5 9 (6.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (51.33%) Knowledge Management
2 61 (40.67%) Project Management
3 56 (37.33%) Test Scripting
4 34 (22.67%) Software Testing
5 29 (19.33%) Functional Testing
6 26 (17.33%) Test Automation
7 25 (16.67%) CRM
8 22 (14.67%) Security Testing
9 12 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (8.00%) Test Strategy
10 8 (5.33%) Integration Testing
11 7 (4.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (4.67%) Validation
12 6 (4.00%) Migration
12 6 (4.00%) Workflow
12 6 (4.00%) Performance Testing
13 5 (3.33%) Test Management
13 5 (3.33%) Data Migration
13 5 (3.33%) Quality Management
14 4 (2.67%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (64.00%) JavaScript
2 34 (22.67%) C#
3 30 (20.00%) VB
4 19 (12.67%) VBA
5 17 (11.33%) PowerShell
6 10 (6.67%) SQL
7 9 (6.00%) Java
8 1 (0.67%) C
8 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 114 (76.00%) Security Cleared
2 108 (72.00%) SC Cleared
3 67 (44.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 64 (42.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 41 (27.33%) DV Cleared
6 28 (18.67%) ISEB
7 24 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (15.33%) MCITP
9 20 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (4.00%) CCNA
11 5 (3.33%) CCNP
11 5 (3.33%) MCSE
11 5 (3.33%) MOS
12 2 (1.33%) MCP
13 1 (0.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.00%) Nmap
2 5 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.67%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 45 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.00%) Nessus
3 3 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 122 (81.33%) HP
2 103 (68.67%) Microsoft
3 94 (62.67%) Oracle
4 45 (30.00%) Citrix
5 18 (12.00%) Cisco
6 5 (3.33%) VMware
7 4 (2.67%) Ektron
8 3 (2.00%) McAfee
9 1 (0.67%) IBM
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