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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 55 59 78
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +19
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 68 39 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.40% 2.26% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.05% 6.07% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 1
Average daily rate
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£390 £352 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.95% -26.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -59.13%
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
845 642 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 42.29% 37.13% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 281 176
Average daily rate £370 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 47
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.12% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £14.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.20 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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
Basingstoke +2 7 £278 -10.19%
Southampton -12 5 £393 +48.11% 1
Winchester - - - -
Andover - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 110 (85.94%) HP
2 102 (79.69%) Security Cleared
3 98 (76.56%) SC Cleared
4 95 (74.22%) Microsoft
5 86 (67.19%) JavaScript
6 84 (65.63%) HTML
7 83 (64.84%) Knowledge Management
8 80 (62.50%) .NET
8 80 (62.50%) JSP
9 78 (60.94%) ASP.NET
10 77 (60.16%) Oracle
11 72 (56.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 60 (46.88%) Project Management
13 59 (46.09%) Oracle EBS
14 58 (45.31%) Test Scripting
15 54 (42.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 51 (39.84%) UNIX
17 49 (38.28%) MS Excel
17 49 (38.28%) SAN
17 49 (38.28%) HP Quality Center
18 48 (37.50%) Citrix
19 45 (35.16%) Oracle Reports
19 45 (35.16%) DV Cleared
20 37 (28.91%) Software Testing
21 29 (22.66%) TCP/IP
22 27 (21.09%) ISEB
23 25 (19.53%) VBA
24 21 (16.41%) Functional Testing
25 20 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
25 20 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 7 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (3.13%) CMS
3 2 (1.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 49 (38.28%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 59 (46.09%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 49 (38.28%) SAN
2 29 (22.66%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.47%) HTTPS
4 6 (4.69%) Wireshark
4 6 (4.69%) SSL
5 5 (3.91%) HTTP
6 3 (2.34%) DAB
7 2 (1.56%) LAN
7 2 (1.56%) WAN
8 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.78%) DNS
8 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (35.16%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (4.69%) JIRA
3 5 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.34%) JUnit
4 3 (2.34%) Selenium
4 3 (2.34%) Subversion
4 3 (2.34%) JMeter
4 3 (2.34%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.34%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.78%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.78%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.78%) Gerrit
General
1 5 (3.91%) Finance
2 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.56%) Military
3 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (29.69%) Analyst
2 37 (28.91%) Test Analyst
3 20 (15.63%) Test Leader
4 19 (14.84%) Test Specialist
5 17 (13.28%) Test Manager
6 15 (11.72%) Tester
7 8 (6.25%) Test Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Security Specialist
9 4 (3.13%) Automation Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Defect Manager
9 4 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (2.34%) Integration Test Analyst
10 3 (2.34%) Integration Analyst
10 3 (2.34%) Integration Tester
10 3 (2.34%) QA Tester
10 3 (2.34%) Automation Specialist
10 3 (2.34%) Security Tester
11 2 (1.56%) Security Analyst
11 2 (1.56%) Test Team Leader
11 2 (1.56%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (65.63%) HTML
2 80 (62.50%) .NET
2 80 (62.50%) JSP
3 78 (60.94%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.91%) Web Services
5 4 (3.13%) OLE
5 4 (3.13%) CSS
6 3 (2.34%) Spring
7 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (0.78%) Handset
1 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
1 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (39.84%) UNIX
2 19 (14.84%) Linux
3 16 (12.50%) Windows
4 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.47%) Windows 2000
5 7 (5.47%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.78%) Android
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (64.84%) Knowledge Management
2 60 (46.88%) Project Management
3 58 (45.31%) Test Scripting
4 37 (28.91%) Software Testing
5 21 (16.41%) Functional Testing
6 18 (14.06%) CRM
7 17 (13.28%) Test Automation
7 17 (13.28%) Security Testing
8 11 (8.59%) Test Strategy
9 10 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (5.47%) Validation
10 7 (5.47%) Migration
10 7 (5.47%) Integration Testing
11 6 (4.69%) Data Migration
11 6 (4.69%) Workflow
11 6 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (3.91%) Test Management
13 4 (3.13%) Scrum
13 4 (3.13%) DSDM
14 3 (2.34%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (67.19%) JavaScript
2 25 (19.53%) VBA
3 17 (13.28%) C#
4 16 (12.50%) VB
5 14 (10.94%) PowerShell
6 8 (6.25%) SQL
7 6 (4.69%) Java
8 1 (0.78%) C
8 1 (0.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 102 (79.69%) Security Cleared
2 98 (76.56%) SC Cleared
3 72 (56.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 54 (42.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 45 (35.16%) DV Cleared
6 27 (21.09%) ISEB
7 20 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (13.28%) MCITP
9 3 (2.34%) MCSE
9 3 (2.34%) CCNP
9 3 (2.34%) CCNA
9 3 (2.34%) MOS
10 1 (0.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.69%) Nmap
2 4 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.13%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 49 (38.28%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.69%) Nessus
3 3 (2.34%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 110 (85.94%) HP
2 95 (74.22%) Microsoft
3 77 (60.16%) Oracle
4 48 (37.50%) Citrix
5 17 (13.28%) Cisco
6 4 (3.13%) Ektron
6 4 (3.13%) VMware
7 3 (2.34%) McAfee
8 1 (0.78%) IBM
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