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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 88 30 101
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +71
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 32 112 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.54% 5.73% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.04% 14.40% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 34 13
Average daily rate
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£374 £325 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.14% -15.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £396 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
- -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -25.41%
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
792 778 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 38.15% 39.84% 36.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 379 405
Average daily rate £356 £340 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.77% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 40
Average hourly rate £21.50 £47.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.25% +88.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.95 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +3 8 £425 +27.81%
Winchester -6 4 £313 +4.16% 3
Hook - 4 £360 -
Portsmouth 0 2 - -
Gosport -3 2 £365 -7.00%
Andover - 2 - -
Basingstoke 0 1 £300 +3.44%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 73 (72.28%) Microsoft
2 72 (71.29%) Security Cleared
3 70 (69.31%) SC Cleared
4 68 (67.33%) HP
5 58 (57.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 53 (52.48%) Knowledge Management
7 49 (48.51%) JavaScript
8 47 (46.53%) HTML
8 47 (46.53%) ISEB
9 46 (45.54%) .NET
10 45 (44.55%) MS Excel
11 42 (41.58%) ASP.NET
11 42 (41.58%) JSP
12 41 (40.59%) Test Scripting
13 37 (36.63%) UNIX
13 37 (36.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 33 (32.67%) HP Quality Center
15 31 (30.69%) Oracle
15 31 (30.69%) Microsoft Certification
15 31 (30.69%) MCITP
16 30 (29.70%) Software Testing
17 29 (28.71%) Security Testing
17 29 (28.71%) Cisco Certification
18 28 (27.72%) Citrix
18 28 (27.72%) Project Management
19 27 (26.73%) SAN
19 27 (26.73%) Cisco
19 27 (26.73%) Oracle EBS
20 24 (23.76%) PowerShell
20 24 (23.76%) Linux

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (9.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.96%) CMS
2 4 (3.96%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.99%) JBoss
Applications
1 45 (44.55%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 27 (26.73%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 27 (26.73%) SAN
2 6 (5.94%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.96%) HTTP
4 1 (0.99%) LAN
4 1 (0.99%) WAN
4 1 (0.99%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.84%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.95%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (2.97%) JIRA
4 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.98%) WinRunner
4 2 (1.98%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.98%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.99%) Selenium
General
1 4 (3.96%) Finance
2 2 (1.98%) Military
2 2 (1.98%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.99%) Legal
3 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (23.76%) Test Specialist
2 23 (22.77%) Test Analyst
2 23 (22.77%) Analyst
3 16 (15.84%) Test Manager
4 10 (9.90%) Test Leader
5 9 (8.91%) Test Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Tester
7 3 (2.97%) Automation Specialist
8 2 (1.98%) Web Tester
8 2 (1.98%) Security Specialist
8 2 (1.98%) Defect Manager
8 2 (1.98%) Test Automation Specialist
9 1 (0.99%) QA Consultant
9 1 (0.99%) QA Leader
9 1 (0.99%) Performance Test Specialist
9 1 (0.99%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (0.99%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (0.99%) Consultant
9 1 (0.99%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (0.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (46.53%) HTML
2 46 (45.54%) .NET
3 42 (41.58%) ASP.NET
3 42 (41.58%) JSP
4 6 (5.94%) Web Services
5 4 (3.96%) CSS
6 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.97%) Smart Meter
1 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.98%) PDA
2 2 (1.98%) Clustering
3 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.99%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 37 (36.63%) UNIX
2 24 (23.76%) Linux
3 14 (13.86%) Windows
4 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.96%) Android
6 2 (1.98%) AIX
6 2 (1.98%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.98%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (52.48%) Knowledge Management
2 41 (40.59%) Test Scripting
3 30 (29.70%) Software Testing
4 29 (28.71%) Security Testing
5 28 (27.72%) Project Management
6 10 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (8.91%) Test Management
8 8 (7.92%) Migration
8 8 (7.92%) Test Automation
9 7 (6.93%) Waterfall
9 7 (6.93%) Integration Testing
10 5 (4.95%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.95%) Test Strategy
10 5 (4.95%) System Testing
10 5 (4.95%) Data Migration
11 4 (3.96%) CMMI
11 4 (3.96%) CRM
11 4 (3.96%) DSDM
12 3 (2.97%) Regression Testing
12 3 (2.97%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (48.51%) JavaScript
2 24 (23.76%) PowerShell
3 17 (16.83%) SQL
4 16 (15.84%) VBA
5 4 (3.96%) C#
6 2 (1.98%) VB
6 2 (1.98%) Java
7 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 72 (71.29%) Security Cleared
2 70 (69.31%) SC Cleared
3 58 (57.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 47 (46.53%) ISEB
5 37 (36.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 31 (30.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (30.69%) MCITP
7 29 (28.71%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (20.79%) DV Cleared
9 4 (3.96%) Degree
10 3 (2.97%) MCSE
11 2 (1.98%) MCTS
11 2 (1.98%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (1.98%) MCSA
11 2 (1.98%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.91%) VMware ESX
2 7 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.96%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 33 (32.67%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (7.92%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.99%) Netcool
Vendors
1 73 (72.28%) Microsoft
2 68 (67.33%) HP
3 31 (30.69%) Oracle
4 28 (27.72%) Citrix
5 27 (26.73%) Cisco
6 9 (8.91%) VMware
7 8 (7.92%) McAfee
8 4 (3.96%) Ektron
9 2 (1.98%) Veritas
9 2 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.99%) Business Objects