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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 68 22 96
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +74
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 51 158 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.46% 7.85% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.46% 19.29% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 36 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £308 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £377 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -6.00%
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
789 819 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 37.99% 40.67% 35.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 390 354
Average daily rate £373 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 23 49
Average hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +83.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £62.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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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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 -7 11 £350 - 1
Winchester -4 10 £325 +8.33% 2
Southampton +3 8 £425 +27.81% 1
Hook 0 7 £360 -4.38%
Basingstoke +4 4 £420 -
Andover - 3 - -
Portsmouth +1 1 £325 -13.33%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 63 (62.38%) Microsoft
1 63 (62.38%) Security Cleared
2 59 (58.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 58 (57.43%) SC Cleared
4 54 (53.47%) HP
5 53 (52.48%) Test Scripting
6 46 (45.54%) ISEB
7 41 (40.59%) Knowledge Management
8 40 (39.60%) JavaScript
8 40 (39.60%) .NET
8 40 (39.60%) UNIX
9 39 (38.61%) HTML
10 38 (37.62%) ASP.NET
10 38 (37.62%) JSP
11 34 (33.66%) MS Excel
12 30 (29.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 28 (27.72%) Oracle
13 28 (27.72%) Project Management
14 26 (25.74%) Citrix
14 26 (25.74%) Software Testing
15 25 (24.75%) MCITP
15 25 (24.75%) Microsoft Certification
15 25 (24.75%) SAN
16 24 (23.76%) Oracle EBS
17 23 (22.77%) Security Testing
17 23 (22.77%) Cisco Certification
18 21 (20.79%) Cisco
18 21 (20.79%) Linux
19 20 (19.80%) PowerShell
20 19 (18.81%) HP Quality Center

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (7.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.99%) JBoss
Applications
1 34 (33.66%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (23.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.75%) SAN
2 9 (8.91%) TCP/IP
3 8 (7.92%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.83%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (12.87%) JIRA
2 10 (9.90%) JMeter
3 9 (8.91%) Selenium
4 6 (5.94%) JUnit
4 6 (5.94%) HP UFT
5 5 (4.95%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.95%) SoapUI
5 5 (4.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (3.96%) Subversion
7 3 (2.97%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.98%) WinRunner
8 2 (1.98%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.99%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
2 1 (0.99%) Legal
2 1 (0.99%) Military
2 1 (0.99%) Retail
2 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (36.63%) Analyst
1 37 (36.63%) Test Analyst
2 25 (24.75%) Test Specialist
3 12 (11.88%) Test Leader
4 11 (10.89%) Test Manager
5 6 (5.94%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (5.94%) Automation Analyst
6 5 (4.95%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Tester
7 4 (3.96%) Automation Specialist
8 3 (2.97%) Test Automation Specialist
8 3 (2.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (1.98%) Programme Manager
9 2 (1.98%) Programme Test Manager
9 2 (1.98%) Web Tester
9 2 (1.98%) Agile Test Analyst
10 1 (0.99%) QA Leader
10 1 (0.99%) Performance Test Specialist
10 1 (0.99%) Head of Testing
10 1 (0.99%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (39.60%) .NET
2 39 (38.61%) HTML
3 38 (37.62%) ASP.NET
3 38 (37.62%) JSP
4 7 (6.93%) Spring
5 1 (0.99%) Web Services
5 1 (0.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.97%) Smart Meter
1 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.98%) Clustering
2 2 (1.98%) PDA
3 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.99%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 40 (39.60%) UNIX
2 21 (20.79%) Linux
3 14 (13.86%) Windows
4 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.96%) Android
6 3 (2.97%) AIX
7 2 (1.98%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.98%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (52.48%) Test Scripting
2 41 (40.59%) Knowledge Management
3 28 (27.72%) Project Management
4 26 (25.74%) Software Testing
5 23 (22.77%) Security Testing
6 17 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (13.86%) Test Automation
8 10 (9.90%) Waterfall
9 9 (8.91%) Integration Testing
9 9 (8.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (7.92%) Scrum
11 7 (6.93%) Migration
11 7 (6.93%) Functional Testing
11 7 (6.93%) Test Management
11 7 (6.93%) Mentoring
12 6 (5.94%) BDD
12 6 (5.94%) Automated Testing
13 5 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (4.95%) System Testing
13 5 (4.95%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 40 (39.60%) JavaScript
2 20 (19.80%) PowerShell
3 16 (15.84%) SQL
4 10 (9.90%) Java
4 10 (9.90%) VBA
5 6 (5.94%) C#
6 2 (1.98%) VB
7 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 63 (62.38%) Security Cleared
2 59 (58.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 58 (57.43%) SC Cleared
4 46 (45.54%) ISEB
5 30 (29.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 25 (24.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (24.75%) MCITP
7 23 (22.77%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (17.82%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.97%) MCSE
9 3 (2.97%) Degree
10 2 (1.98%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.98%) MCTS
10 2 (1.98%) MCSA
10 2 (1.98%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.89%) VMware ESX
2 9 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.93%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.97%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (18.81%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (9.90%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.99%) Netcool
Vendors
1 63 (62.38%) Microsoft
2 54 (53.47%) HP
3 28 (27.72%) Oracle
4 26 (25.74%) Citrix
5 21 (20.79%) Cisco
6 11 (10.89%) VMware
7 10 (9.90%) McAfee
8 3 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.98%) Veritas
10 1 (0.99%) Business Objects
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