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 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 89 61 38
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -23
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 27 67 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.39% 3.05% 5.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.59% 7.45% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 46 32
Median daily rate £319 £375 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.00 £12.38
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +142.42%
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
753 899 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 38.83% 40.96% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 539 426
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 26
Median hourly rate £42.50 £24.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.08% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £47.83 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Southampton +19 6 £300 - 1
Gosport -5 6 £396 +5.66%
Basingstoke +7 2 - -
Winchester -10 2 - -
Portsmouth -16 2 - - 1
Fareham - 2 - - 1
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 39 (60.94%) Security Cleared
2 37 (57.81%) Microsoft
3 34 (53.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 32 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 28 (43.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 27 (42.19%) HP
6 27 (42.19%) ISEB
7 25 (39.06%) SQL
8 24 (37.50%) Linux
9 23 (35.94%) JavaScript
9 23 (35.94%) HTML
9 23 (35.94%) .NET
10 22 (34.38%) ASP.NET
10 22 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (34.38%) Test Scripting
11 18 (28.13%) Java
11 18 (28.13%) Unix
11 18 (28.13%) Windows
11 18 (28.13%) MS Excel
11 18 (28.13%) Functional Testing
12 17 (26.56%) PowerShell
13 16 (25.00%) Oracle
14 15 (23.44%) C#
15 14 (21.88%) VB
15 14 (21.88%) CRM
15 14 (21.88%) HP UFT
16 13 (20.31%) LoadRunner
17 12 (18.75%) Security Testing
17 12 (18.75%) Integration Testing
17 12 (18.75%) 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 7 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 18 (28.13%) MS Excel
2 10 (15.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
1 1 (1.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) SAN
2 6 (9.38%) VLAN
3 5 (7.81%) ZigBee
4 2 (3.13%) LAN
4 2 (3.13%) WAN
5 1 (1.56%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (21.88%) HP UFT
2 13 (20.31%) LoadRunner
3 8 (12.50%) JIRA
4 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.69%) LabVIEW
5 3 (4.69%) Selenium
6 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.56%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.56%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.56%) Testopia
7 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Banking
2 4 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (3.13%) Billing
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Law
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) Analyst
1 16 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 13 (20.31%) Test Engineer
3 11 (17.19%) Tester
4 8 (12.50%) Test Specialist
5 5 (7.81%) Integration Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Integration Test Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Security Specialist
5 5 (7.81%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Integration Specialist
6 4 (6.25%) Integration Tester
6 4 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Smart Metering Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.13%) Billing Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (35.94%) .NET
1 23 (35.94%) HTML
2 22 (34.38%) ASP.NET
3 10 (15.63%) JSP
4 1 (1.56%) Ajax
4 1 (1.56%) Kendo UI
4 1 (1.56%) Qt
4 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.56%) NHS
2 1 (1.56%) PKI
2 1 (1.56%) Smart Energy
2 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (37.50%) Linux
2 18 (28.13%) Unix
2 18 (28.13%) Windows
3 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.38%) Test Scripting
2 18 (28.13%) Functional Testing
3 14 (21.88%) CRM
4 12 (18.75%) Integration Testing
4 12 (18.75%) Security Testing
5 11 (17.19%) Migration
5 11 (17.19%) Software Testing
6 10 (15.63%) Waterfall
7 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (10.94%) Case Management
8 7 (10.94%) Scrum
8 7 (10.94%) Test Planning
9 6 (9.38%) Defect Management
9 6 (9.38%) Requirements Management
9 6 (9.38%) V-Model
10 5 (7.81%) Project Management
10 5 (7.81%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.81%) Test Automation
10 5 (7.81%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.06%) SQL
2 23 (35.94%) JavaScript
3 18 (28.13%) Java
4 17 (26.56%) PowerShell
5 15 (23.44%) C#
6 14 (21.88%) VB
7 10 (15.63%) VBScript
8 7 (10.94%) Bash Shell
8 7 (10.94%) Python
9 6 (9.38%) C
10 5 (7.81%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.56%) C++
11 1 (1.56%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (60.94%) Security Cleared
2 34 (53.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 32 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 28 (43.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (42.19%) ISEB
6 22 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (17.19%) CCNA
7 11 (17.19%) MCITP
7 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (12.50%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.13%) CCNP
10 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.56%) CISSP
10 1 (1.56%) Degree
10 1 (1.56%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) VMware ESX
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (7.81%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.56%) SCCM
3 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (57.81%) Microsoft
2 27 (42.19%) HP
3 16 (25.00%) Oracle
4 12 (18.75%) Cisco
5 7 (10.94%) VMware
6 6 (9.38%) Intel Security
7 2 (3.13%) SAP
8 1 (1.56%) NetApp
8 1 (1.56%) Pega
8 1 (1.56%) Rally
8 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.56%) Telerik
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