The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Hampshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 18 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 167 30 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 8.06% 1.73% -
As % of the Qualifications category 20.05% 5.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 47 17 0
Average daily rate
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£365 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
833 597 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 40.20% 34.47% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 344 254
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 71
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £13.35 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISTQB
South East

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 95 £438 +11.46% 2
Basingstoke +20 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £375 - 1
Farnborough - 1 £400 -
Winchester - - - -
Fareham - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 201 (87.01%) HP
2 182 (78.79%) Security Cleared
3 170 (73.59%) SC Cleared
4 156 (67.53%) Oracle
5 133 (57.58%) HTML
6 132 (57.14%) JavaScript
7 130 (56.28%) .NET
8 129 (55.84%) JSP
9 128 (55.41%) ASP.NET
9 128 (55.41%) Microsoft
10 125 (54.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 89 (38.53%) VB
12 88 (38.10%) UNIX
13 86 (37.23%) C#
14 85 (36.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 81 (35.06%) QuickTest Pro
16 77 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
17 76 (32.90%) HP Quality Center
18 70 (30.30%) Oracle EBS
19 68 (29.44%) DV Cleared
20 66 (28.57%) CRM
21 62 (26.84%) Software Testing
22 58 (25.11%) TCP/IP
23 53 (22.94%) Test Scripting
24 52 (22.51%) Test Automation
25 49 (21.21%) Oracle Reports
26 45 (19.48%) SAN
27 43 (18.61%) MS Excel
28 41 (17.75%) Project Management
28 41 (17.75%) Windows

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.73%) CMS
2 4 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 43 (18.61%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 70 (30.30%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (8.23%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 58 (25.11%) TCP/IP
2 45 (19.48%) SAN
3 34 (14.72%) HTTPS
4 20 (8.66%) HTTP
5 18 (7.79%) DNS
6 17 (7.36%) SSL
7 16 (6.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (21.21%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.87%) SQL Navigator
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 81 (35.06%) QuickTest Pro
2 32 (13.85%) LoadRunner
3 5 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.30%) JIRA
5 2 (0.87%) Toad
6 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.43%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.43%) Selenium
6 1 (0.43%) FitNesse
General
1 19 (8.23%) Finance
2 5 (2.16%) Military
3 1 (0.43%) Billing
3 1 (0.43%) Marketing
3 1 (0.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 55 (23.81%) Analyst
2 53 (22.94%) Test Analyst
3 51 (22.08%) Tester
4 45 (19.48%) Test Manager
5 36 (15.58%) Test Leader
6 29 (12.55%) Test Specialist
7 18 (7.79%) QA Tester
8 16 (6.93%) Performance Tester
9 14 (6.06%) Test Engineer
10 12 (5.19%) Performance Manager
11 10 (4.33%) Performance Test Manager
12 8 (3.46%) Automation Tester
12 8 (3.46%) Automation Specialist
12 8 (3.46%) Project Manager
13 6 (2.60%) Performance Engineer
13 6 (2.60%) Performance Analyst
13 6 (2.60%) Test Automation Specialist
13 6 (2.60%) Performance Test Analyst
14 5 (2.16%) Integration Test Analyst
14 5 (2.16%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (57.58%) HTML
2 130 (56.28%) .NET
3 129 (55.84%) JSP
4 128 (55.41%) ASP.NET
5 11 (4.76%) OLE
6 5 (2.16%) Web Services
7 4 (1.73%) CSS
8 3 (1.30%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
1 2 (0.87%) Digital Media
2 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.43%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 88 (38.10%) UNIX
2 41 (17.75%) Windows
3 39 (16.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 39 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (16.02%) Linux
5 36 (15.58%) Windows 2000
5 36 (15.58%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 66 (28.57%) CRM
3 62 (26.84%) Software Testing
4 53 (22.94%) Test Scripting
5 52 (22.51%) Test Automation
6 41 (17.75%) Project Management
7 32 (13.85%) Test Strategy
8 23 (9.96%) Performance Testing
9 20 (8.66%) Validation
10 19 (8.23%) Quality Management
10 19 (8.23%) Workflow
11 18 (7.79%) Functional Testing
12 17 (7.36%) Security Testing
13 12 (5.19%) Document Management
14 8 (3.46%) Load Testing
14 8 (3.46%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (3.03%) Test Management
16 6 (2.60%) Integration Testing
16 6 (2.60%) Automated Testing
16 6 (2.60%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 89 (38.53%) VB
3 86 (37.23%) C#
4 36 (15.58%) SQL
5 30 (12.99%) Java
6 24 (10.39%) VBA
7 19 (8.23%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.46%) VBScript
9 3 (1.30%) Python
10 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.43%) C++
11 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.43%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 182 (78.79%) Security Cleared
2 170 (73.59%) SC Cleared
3 125 (54.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 85 (36.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 68 (29.44%) DV Cleared
6 37 (16.02%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (12.55%) MCITP
7 29 (12.55%) ISEB
8 24 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (7.36%) CCNA
10 16 (6.93%) MOS
11 6 (2.60%) MCSE
12 4 (1.73%) CCNP
13 3 (1.30%) MCP
14 1 (0.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (17.75%) QA
System Software
1 16 (6.93%) Nmap
2 4 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.87%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 76 (32.90%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (7.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 16 (6.93%) Nessus
4 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 201 (87.01%) HP
2 156 (67.53%) Oracle
3 128 (55.41%) Microsoft
4 24 (10.39%) Citrix
5 21 (9.09%) Cisco
6 4 (1.73%) VMware
6 4 (1.73%) Ektron
7 2 (0.87%) Remedy
7 2 (0.87%) McAfee
8 1 (0.43%) Siebel
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
ARM Utilities
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £480 per day
Posted: 24 days ago