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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Hampshire
Rank 92 98 58
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -40
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 20 22 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.12% 1.10% 3.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.63% 2.67% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 33
Median daily rate £350 £322 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.61% -17.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £248 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £458 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
761 824 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 42.56% 41.22% 39.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 528 427
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 31 28
Median hourly rate £40.82 £45.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.28% +181.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £22.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.38 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.40% +86.66%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Fareham - 5 £325 - 1
Portsmouth -4 4 - -
Andover - 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 £438 -
Farnborough - 1 £375 - 1
Hook - 1 £280 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 26 (61.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 21 (50.00%) HP
2 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 18 (42.86%) ISEB
4 17 (40.48%) SQL
5 16 (38.10%) Regression Testing
5 16 (38.10%) Test Management
6 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 14 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
7 13 (30.95%) Windows
8 12 (28.57%) LTE
8 12 (28.57%) Test Scripting
8 12 (28.57%) 4G
9 11 (26.19%) Wireless
9 11 (26.19%) Telecoms
10 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
11 8 (19.05%) .NET
11 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
12 7 (16.67%) Integration Testing
12 7 (16.67%) JIRA
12 7 (16.67%) Functional Testing
12 7 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
13 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (14.29%) C#
13 6 (14.29%) HTML
13 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
13 6 (14.29%) MS Office
13 6 (14.29%) SharePoint

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 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) 4G
1 12 (28.57%) LTE
2 11 (26.19%) Wireless
3 2 (4.76%) PuTTY
3 2 (4.76%) WinSCP
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) JIRA
2 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.14%) HP UFT
3 3 (7.14%) Robot Framework
3 3 (7.14%) Selenium
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (4.76%) Toad
5 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.38%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (26.19%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.90%) Manufacturing
3 4 (9.52%) Retail
4 2 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Analyst
1 24 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) Tester
3 4 (9.52%) Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Integration Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Integration Test Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Web Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Integration Tester
4 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.76%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.76%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) ETL Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) HTML
3 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.52%) Kendo UI
3 4 (9.52%) Web Services
4 3 (7.14%) Ajax
5 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (4.76%) CSS
5 2 (4.76%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (4.76%) REST
5 2 (4.76%) RESTful
6 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.38%) JSON
6 1 (2.38%) Middleware
6 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) User Experience
2 1 (2.38%) Clustering
2 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.90%) Linux
3 5 (11.90%) Unix
4 1 (2.38%) AIX
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Regression Testing
1 16 (38.10%) Test Management
2 12 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 7 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (11.90%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
7 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (9.52%) MVC
7 4 (9.52%) Scrum
7 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Web Development
8 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.14%) Wireframes
9 2 (4.76%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) SQL
2 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 6 (14.29%) C#
4 5 (11.90%) Java
4 5 (11.90%) Python
5 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.76%) F#
5 2 (4.76%) PHP
5 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.76%) TypeScript
5 2 (4.76%) VB
5 2 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (61.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 18 (42.86%) ISEB
4 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (7.14%) MCITP
5 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.38%) Degree
7 1 (2.38%) MCSA
7 1 (2.38%) MCSE
7 1 (2.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) VMware ESX
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (11.90%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) HP
2 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.90%) Intel Security
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle
4 4 (9.52%) Telerik
4 4 (9.52%) VMware
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) Veritas