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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 68 23 83
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +60
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 54 152 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.54% 7.44% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.49% 18.77% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 12
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£373 £360 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.47% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £315 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -46.00%
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
832 810 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 39.10% 39.63% 33.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 404 339
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 21 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £38.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.78% +90.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £14.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £62.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Gosport -7 16 £360 -17.71%
Winchester - 11 £326 - 3
Southampton -1 4 £406 +28.96% 3
Hook -1 4 £400 +6.10%
Basingstoke -6 4 £420 -
Andover - 4 £270 -
Portsmouth +1 1 £325 -13.33% 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 55 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 54 (56.84%) Microsoft
3 51 (53.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 50 (52.63%) SC Cleared
5 47 (49.47%) HP
5 47 (49.47%) Test Scripting
6 44 (46.32%) ISEB
7 39 (41.05%) JavaScript
8 38 (40.00%) HTML
8 38 (40.00%) .NET
8 38 (40.00%) UNIX
9 36 (37.89%) ASP.NET
9 36 (37.89%) JSP
10 32 (33.68%) Knowledge Management
11 30 (31.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 28 (29.47%) MS Excel
13 24 (25.26%) MCITP
13 24 (25.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (24.21%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (24.21%) Project Management
14 23 (24.21%) Security Testing
15 22 (23.16%) Software Testing
15 22 (23.16%) Linux
15 22 (23.16%) PowerShell
16 21 (22.11%) Cisco
16 21 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
17 20 (21.05%) Oracle
18 18 (18.95%) Citrix
19 17 (17.89%) Oracle EBS
20 16 (16.84%) SAN

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.05%) JBoss
Applications
1 28 (29.47%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (17.89%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.84%) SAN
2 8 (8.42%) DAB
3 7 (7.37%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.11%) IPv4
4 2 (2.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 14 (14.74%) JIRA
2 11 (11.58%) JMeter
3 10 (10.53%) Selenium
4 6 (6.32%) JUnit
4 6 (6.32%) HP UFT
5 5 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 5 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (4.21%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.21%) Subversion
7 2 (2.11%) WinRunner
7 2 (2.11%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.05%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.11%) Legal
2 2 (2.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Billing
3 1 (1.05%) Marketing
3 1 (1.05%) Military
3 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 38 (40.00%) Analyst
1 38 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 25 (26.32%) Test Specialist
3 12 (12.63%) Test Leader
4 10 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 6 (6.32%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) Automation Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Tester
7 4 (4.21%) Automation Specialist
8 3 (3.16%) Test Automation Specialist
8 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.11%) Programme Manager
9 2 (2.11%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.11%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (2.11%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (2.11%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (2.11%) Programme Test Manager
10 1 (1.05%) Web Tester
10 1 (1.05%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (40.00%) HTML
1 38 (40.00%) .NET
2 36 (37.89%) ASP.NET
2 36 (37.89%) JSP
3 7 (7.37%) Spring
4 1 (1.05%) REST
4 1 (1.05%) Web Services
4 1 (1.05%) XML
4 1 (1.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.21%) Smart Meter
2 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.11%) Clustering
3 2 (2.11%) PDA
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.05%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 38 (40.00%) UNIX
2 22 (23.16%) Linux
3 10 (10.53%) Windows
4 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.16%) Android
5 3 (3.16%) AIX
6 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (49.47%) Test Scripting
2 32 (33.68%) Knowledge Management
3 23 (24.21%) Security Testing
3 23 (24.21%) Project Management
4 22 (23.16%) Software Testing
5 21 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 11 (11.58%) Waterfall
8 9 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (9.47%) Integration Testing
9 8 (8.42%) Test Management
9 8 (8.42%) Scrum
9 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
10 7 (7.37%) Functional Testing
10 7 (7.37%) Automated Testing
11 6 (6.32%) System Testing
11 6 (6.32%) Migration
11 6 (6.32%) BDD
12 5 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (4.21%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (41.05%) JavaScript
2 22 (23.16%) PowerShell
3 13 (13.68%) SQL
4 9 (9.47%) Java
5 6 (6.32%) C#
6 4 (4.21%) VBA
7 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 51 (53.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 50 (52.63%) SC Cleared
4 44 (46.32%) ISEB
5 30 (31.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 24 (25.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (25.26%) MCITP
7 23 (24.21%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (15.79%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.16%) CCNA
9 3 (3.16%) MCSE
9 3 (3.16%) Degree
9 3 (3.16%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (2.11%) MCTS
10 2 (2.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.47%) VMware ESX
2 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.37%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (8.42%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.16%) Netcool
Vendors
1 54 (56.84%) Microsoft
2 47 (49.47%) HP
3 21 (22.11%) Cisco
4 20 (21.05%) Oracle
5 18 (18.95%) Citrix
6 9 (9.47%) VMware
7 8 (8.42%) McAfee
8 3 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.11%) Veritas
9 2 (2.11%) Splunk
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