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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 94 84 53
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -31
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 46 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.14% 2.08% 3.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.08% 4.88% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 36 27
Median daily rate £313 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £296 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £433 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
682 942 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 36.86% 42.55% 39.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 547 426
Median daily rate £400 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 28
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.96 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% +40.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.87 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Gosport +10 4 £334 -11.00%
Southampton - 4 £306 -
Portsmouth -9 2 - -
Fareham - 2 - -
Hook -7 1 £275 -22.80%
Basingstoke - 1 £220 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 36 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 34 (59.65%) Microsoft
3 33 (57.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 26 (45.61%) SC Cleared
4 26 (45.61%) HP
5 23 (40.35%) Linux
6 22 (38.60%) HTML
6 22 (38.60%) JavaScript
6 22 (38.60%) SQL
6 22 (38.60%) .NET
6 22 (38.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (36.84%) ASP.NET
8 20 (35.09%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (33.33%) ISEB
9 19 (33.33%) Test Scripting
10 18 (31.58%) Java
11 17 (29.82%) Unix
11 17 (29.82%) MS Excel
11 17 (29.82%) Functional Testing
12 15 (26.32%) PowerShell
12 15 (26.32%) C#
12 15 (26.32%) Oracle
13 14 (24.56%) VB
13 14 (24.56%) HP UFT
14 13 (22.81%) LoadRunner
14 13 (22.81%) CRM
14 13 (22.81%) Windows
15 11 (19.30%) Migration
15 11 (19.30%) MCITP
15 11 (19.30%) Cisco

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 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (29.82%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) SAN
2 6 (10.53%) VLAN
3 5 (8.77%) ZigBee
4 1 (1.75%) 4G
4 1 (1.75%) GPRS
4 1 (1.75%) LAN
4 1 (1.75%) LTE
4 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) HP UFT
2 13 (22.81%) LoadRunner
3 7 (12.28%) JIRA
4 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.26%) LabVIEW
6 2 (3.51%) Selenium
7 1 (1.75%) StarTeam
7 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Banking
2 4 (7.02%) Retail
3 2 (3.51%) Billing
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Analyst
1 14 (24.56%) Test Analyst
2 13 (22.81%) Test Engineer
3 11 (19.30%) Tester
4 7 (12.28%) Test Specialist
5 5 (8.77%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Integration Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Integration Specialist
6 4 (7.02%) Integration Test Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Security Specialist
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Smart Metering Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Integration Tester
7 3 (5.26%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.51%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Security Tester
8 2 (3.51%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (38.60%) .NET
1 22 (38.60%) HTML
2 21 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 10 (17.54%) JSP
4 1 (1.75%) Ajax
4 1 (1.75%) Kendo UI
4 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.75%) Clustering
2 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.75%) PKI
2 1 (1.75%) Smart Energy
2 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (40.35%) Linux
2 17 (29.82%) Unix
3 13 (22.81%) Windows
4 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.75%) AIX
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 17 (29.82%) Functional Testing
3 13 (22.81%) CRM
4 11 (19.30%) Migration
5 10 (17.54%) Security Testing
5 10 (17.54%) Software Testing
6 9 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 7 (12.28%) Integration Testing
7 7 (12.28%) Scrum
7 7 (12.28%) Test Planning
7 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Case Management
8 6 (10.53%) Regression Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Requirements Management
8 6 (10.53%) V-Model
9 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (7.02%) Defect Management
10 4 (7.02%) Project Management
10 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
10 4 (7.02%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (38.60%) JavaScript
1 22 (38.60%) SQL
2 18 (31.58%) Java
3 15 (26.32%) C#
3 15 (26.32%) PowerShell
4 14 (24.56%) VB
5 10 (17.54%) VBScript
6 7 (12.28%) Bash Shell
6 7 (12.28%) Python
7 6 (10.53%) C
8 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.75%) C++
9 1 (1.75%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 36 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 33 (57.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 26 (45.61%) SC Cleared
4 22 (38.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (35.09%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (33.33%) ISEB
7 11 (19.30%) CCNA
7 11 (19.30%) MCITP
7 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (14.04%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.75%) CCNP
10 1 (1.75%) Degree
10 1 (1.75%) MCSA
10 1 (1.75%) MCSE
10 1 (1.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.75%) Netcool
3 1 (1.75%) SCCM
3 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (59.65%) Microsoft
2 26 (45.61%) HP
3 15 (26.32%) Oracle
4 11 (19.30%) Cisco
5 3 (5.26%) Intel Security
5 3 (5.26%) VMware
6 1 (1.75%) Citrix
6 1 (1.75%) NetApp
6 1 (1.75%) SAP
6 1 (1.75%) Telerik
6 1 (1.75%) Veritas