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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 54 67 83
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +16
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 71 42 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.30% 2.26% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.23% 5.78% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -59.13%
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
863 727 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 40.12% 39.19% 29.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 321 206
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 - 11 £393 -
Basingstoke -2 8 £270 -20.35% 1
Hook 0 5 £413 -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £300 - 1
Winchester - - - - 1
Andover - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 103 (78.63%) HP
2 96 (73.28%) Security Cleared
3 95 (72.52%) SC Cleared
3 95 (72.52%) Microsoft
4 77 (58.78%) Knowledge Management
5 76 (58.02%) JavaScript
5 76 (58.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 73 (55.73%) HTML
7 71 (54.20%) Oracle
8 70 (53.44%) .NET
9 69 (52.67%) JSP
10 67 (51.15%) ASP.NET
11 56 (42.75%) Oracle EBS
11 56 (42.75%) Test Scripting
12 52 (39.69%) Project Management
13 51 (38.93%) Citrix
14 50 (38.17%) SAN
14 50 (38.17%) UNIX
14 50 (38.17%) MS Excel
14 50 (38.17%) HP Quality Center
15 46 (35.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 42 (32.06%) Software Testing
17 41 (31.30%) DV Cleared
18 39 (29.77%) Oracle Reports
19 37 (28.24%) ISEB
20 26 (19.85%) VBA
21 25 (19.08%) TCP/IP
22 22 (16.79%) Microsoft Certification
23 21 (16.03%) MCITP
24 20 (15.27%) Cisco Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (6.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.05%) CMS
2 4 (3.05%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 50 (38.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 56 (42.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 50 (38.17%) SAN
2 25 (19.08%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.05%) HTTPS
3 4 (3.05%) SSL
3 4 (3.05%) HTTP
3 4 (3.05%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.29%) DAB
5 2 (1.53%) LAN
5 2 (1.53%) WAN
6 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (29.77%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (9.16%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (5.34%) JIRA
3 6 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.05%) Selenium
5 3 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.29%) JUnit
5 3 (2.29%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.29%) JMeter
5 3 (2.29%) Subversion
5 3 (2.29%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.53%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.53%) WinRunner
6 2 (1.53%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.76%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.76%) Gerrit
General
1 5 (3.82%) Finance
2 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.53%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.53%) Military
4 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (28.24%) Analyst
1 37 (28.24%) Test Analyst
2 21 (16.03%) Test Manager
2 21 (16.03%) Test Specialist
3 14 (10.69%) Tester
4 12 (9.16%) Test Leader
5 8 (6.11%) Test Engineer
6 6 (4.58%) Security Specialist
7 4 (3.05%) Defect Manager
8 3 (2.29%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (2.29%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (2.29%) Automation Specialist
8 3 (2.29%) Security Tester
8 3 (2.29%) Integration Tester
8 3 (2.29%) QA Tester
9 2 (1.53%) Team Leader
9 2 (1.53%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (1.53%) Integration Analyst
9 2 (1.53%) Web Tester
9 2 (1.53%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (55.73%) HTML
2 70 (53.44%) .NET
3 69 (52.67%) JSP
4 67 (51.15%) ASP.NET
5 6 (4.58%) Web Services
6 4 (3.05%) CSS
7 3 (2.29%) OLE
7 3 (2.29%) Spring
8 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.53%) Clustering
2 2 (1.53%) PDA
2 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.76%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 50 (38.17%) UNIX
2 19 (14.50%) Linux
3 16 (12.21%) Windows
4 13 (9.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (9.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (4.58%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.05%) Android
6 4 (3.05%) Windows 2000
7 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.53%) AIX
8 2 (1.53%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (58.78%) Knowledge Management
2 56 (42.75%) Test Scripting
3 52 (39.69%) Project Management
4 42 (32.06%) Software Testing
5 19 (14.50%) Security Testing
6 16 (12.21%) Functional Testing
7 14 (10.69%) Test Automation
8 13 (9.92%) CRM
9 12 (9.16%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (8.40%) Test Management
11 8 (6.11%) Integration Testing
11 8 (6.11%) Test Strategy
11 8 (6.11%) Migration
12 7 (5.34%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (4.58%) Data Migration
14 5 (3.82%) Validation
14 5 (3.82%) Scrum
15 4 (3.05%) DSDM
15 4 (3.05%) Workflow
15 4 (3.05%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (58.02%) JavaScript
2 26 (19.85%) VBA
3 15 (11.45%) PowerShell
4 13 (9.92%) C#
5 12 (9.16%) SQL
6 11 (8.40%) VB
7 6 (4.58%) Java
8 1 (0.76%) C
8 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 96 (73.28%) Security Cleared
2 95 (72.52%) SC Cleared
3 76 (58.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 46 (35.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 41 (31.30%) DV Cleared
6 37 (28.24%) ISEB
7 22 (16.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (16.03%) MCITP
9 20 (15.27%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.29%) Degree
10 3 (2.29%) MCSE
11 2 (1.53%) MCSA
11 2 (1.53%) MOS
11 2 (1.53%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (1.53%) MCTS
12 1 (0.76%) CCNP
12 1 (0.76%) CCNA
12 1 (0.76%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.58%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.58%) VMware ESX
2 4 (3.05%) Nmap
2 4 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.05%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 50 (38.17%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.58%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.05%) Nessus
4 1 (0.76%) Netcool
Vendors
1 103 (78.63%) HP
2 95 (72.52%) Microsoft
3 71 (54.20%) Oracle
4 51 (38.93%) Citrix
5 19 (14.50%) Cisco
6 6 (4.58%) McAfee
6 6 (4.58%) VMware
7 4 (3.05%) Ektron
8 2 (1.53%) Veritas
9 1 (0.76%) IBM
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £225 - £250 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 15 days ago