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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 83 52 99
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +47
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 45 66 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.00% 3.18% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.42% 8.15% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 7
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£393 £325 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.76% -15.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £385 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+44.57% -65.41%
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
831 810 554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 36.85% 39.07% 32.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 391 339
Average daily rate £360 £338 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £466 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 40
Average hourly rate £16.43 £45.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.48% +52.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £59.40 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Southampton -5 11 £393 +12.14%
Hook -4 6 £360 -
Basingstoke -3 3 £180 -42.85%
Winchester -9 1 £300 - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Fareham - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 92 (78.63%) HP
2 91 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 90 (76.92%) Security Cleared
4 88 (75.21%) SC Cleared
5 72 (61.54%) Knowledge Management
6 70 (59.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 67 (57.26%) JavaScript
8 64 (54.70%) HTML
9 63 (53.85%) .NET
10 59 (50.43%) ASP.NET
10 59 (50.43%) JSP
11 53 (45.30%) Oracle
12 51 (43.59%) MS Excel
13 49 (41.88%) Test Scripting
14 46 (39.32%) UNIX
15 44 (37.61%) Oracle EBS
16 43 (36.75%) Citrix
16 43 (36.75%) HP Quality Center
17 42 (35.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 42 (35.90%) ISEB
17 42 (35.90%) SAN
17 42 (35.90%) Project Management
18 36 (30.77%) Software Testing
19 35 (29.91%) DV Cleared
20 30 (25.64%) Oracle Reports
21 29 (24.79%) Microsoft Certification
22 28 (23.93%) MCITP
23 27 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
24 26 (22.22%) Security Testing
25 24 (20.51%) Cisco

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 10 (8.55%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.42%) CMS
2 4 (3.42%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 51 (43.59%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 44 (37.61%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 42 (35.90%) SAN
2 18 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.42%) HTTP
4 3 (2.56%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.56%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.56%) SSL
5 1 (0.85%) LAN
5 1 (0.85%) WAN
5 1 (0.85%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (25.64%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (6.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.71%) WinRunner
3 2 (1.71%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.71%) JIRA
3 2 (1.71%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.85%) Selenium
4 1 (0.85%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.85%) Gerrit
General
1 5 (4.27%) Finance
2 2 (1.71%) Aerospace
2 2 (1.71%) Military
3 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (24.79%) Analyst
1 29 (24.79%) Test Analyst
2 22 (18.80%) Test Specialist
3 20 (17.09%) Test Manager
4 12 (10.26%) Tester
5 10 (8.55%) Test Leader
6 9 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.42%) Security Specialist
7 4 (3.42%) Defect Manager
8 2 (1.71%) Web Tester
8 2 (1.71%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (1.71%) Automation Specialist
8 2 (1.71%) Security Tester
8 2 (1.71%) QA Tester
8 2 (1.71%) Security Analyst
8 2 (1.71%) Integration Test Analyst
8 2 (1.71%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (1.71%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (1.71%) Integration Tester
9 1 (0.85%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (54.70%) HTML
2 63 (53.85%) .NET
3 59 (50.43%) ASP.NET
3 59 (50.43%) JSP
4 6 (5.13%) Web Services
5 4 (3.42%) CSS
6 1 (0.85%) OLE
6 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.71%) Clustering
2 2 (1.71%) PDA
2 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.85%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 46 (39.32%) UNIX
2 24 (20.51%) Linux
3 18 (15.38%) Windows
4 15 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.27%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.42%) Android
7 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.56%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.71%) AIX
8 2 (1.71%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (61.54%) Knowledge Management
2 49 (41.88%) Test Scripting
3 42 (35.90%) Project Management
4 36 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 26 (22.22%) Security Testing
6 11 (9.40%) Test Automation
7 10 (8.55%) Test Management
8 9 (7.69%) CRM
9 8 (6.84%) Migration
9 8 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (6.84%) Functional Testing
10 7 (5.98%) Test Strategy
10 7 (5.98%) Integration Testing
11 5 (4.27%) Data Migration
12 4 (3.42%) Validation
12 4 (3.42%) DSDM
13 3 (2.56%) Workflow
13 3 (2.56%) Manual Testing
13 3 (2.56%) System Testing
13 3 (2.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (57.26%) JavaScript
2 23 (19.66%) VBA
3 21 (17.95%) PowerShell
4 14 (11.97%) SQL
5 9 (7.69%) C#
6 7 (5.98%) VB
7 3 (2.56%) Java
8 1 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 90 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 88 (75.21%) SC Cleared
3 70 (59.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 42 (35.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 42 (35.90%) ISEB
5 35 (29.91%) DV Cleared
6 29 (24.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (23.93%) MCITP
8 27 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (3.42%) MCSE
9 4 (3.42%) Degree
10 3 (2.56%) CCNA
11 2 (1.71%) MCSA
11 2 (1.71%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (1.71%) MCTS
12 1 (0.85%) MOS
12 1 (0.85%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 7 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.42%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 43 (36.75%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (6.84%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.56%) Nessus
3 3 (2.56%) Nmap
4 1 (0.85%) Netcool
Vendors
1 92 (78.63%) HP
2 91 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 53 (45.30%) Oracle
4 43 (36.75%) Citrix
5 24 (20.51%) Cisco
6 9 (7.69%) VMware
7 8 (6.84%) McAfee
8 4 (3.42%) Ektron
9 2 (1.71%) Veritas
10 1 (0.85%) IBM
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