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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 98 56 72
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +16
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 72 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.10% 3.45% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.61% 8.32% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 12
Average daily rate £295 £390 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.48% +10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £274 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £478 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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
804 865 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 42.27% 41.45% 38.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 438 297
Average daily rate £388 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 27
Average hourly rate £45.50 £14.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.79% -63.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Winchester - 6 £250 -
Southampton +13 2 £331 -15.60%
Gosport -11 2 - -
Portsmouth -4 1 £230 -
Basingstoke -8 1 - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 39 (62.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 37 (59.68%) Security Cleared
2 37 (59.68%) Microsoft
3 34 (54.84%) HP
3 34 (54.84%) SC Cleared
4 31 (50.00%) Oracle
5 28 (45.16%) Test Scripting
6 27 (43.55%) Software Testing
6 27 (43.55%) HTML
6 27 (43.55%) JavaScript
7 25 (40.32%) .NET
7 25 (40.32%) ASP.NET
8 24 (38.71%) Test Automation
8 24 (38.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 20 (32.26%) Functional Testing
10 19 (30.65%) CRM
10 19 (30.65%) ISEB
10 19 (30.65%) DV Cleared
11 18 (29.03%) Knowledge Management
12 17 (27.42%) HP UFT
13 16 (25.81%) C#
13 16 (25.81%) VB
14 15 (24.19%) SQL
14 15 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (22.58%) MS Excel
15 14 (22.58%) Defect Management
16 13 (20.97%) Waterfall
16 13 (20.97%) Unix
17 12 (19.35%) Project Management
17 12 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (9.68%) JBoss
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (22.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.06%) MS Office
3 3 (4.84%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.23%) MS Project
4 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) SAN
2 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.45%) VLAN
4 2 (3.23%) WAN
5 1 (1.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (27.42%) HP UFT
2 10 (16.13%) Selenium
3 9 (14.52%) JIRA
4 6 (9.68%) SoapUI
5 5 (8.06%) Cucumber
5 5 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (6.45%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.23%) WatiN
7 2 (3.23%) WATIR
General
1 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.68%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Billing
3 1 (1.61%) Electronics
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (50.00%) Analyst
1 31 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 10 (16.13%) Test Specialist
3 8 (12.90%) Tester
4 7 (11.29%) Automation Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) Automation Specialist
4 7 (11.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) Test Automation Specialist
4 7 (11.29%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Automation Tester
5 5 (8.06%) IT Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Automation Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Integration Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Security Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (43.55%) HTML
2 25 (40.32%) .NET
2 25 (40.32%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.23%) Middleware
4 1 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Smart Meter
2 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) EPoS
3 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.61%) Replication
3 1 (1.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) Unix
2 8 (12.90%) Linux
3 5 (8.06%) Windows
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.16%) Test Scripting
2 27 (43.55%) Software Testing
3 24 (38.71%) Test Automation
4 20 (32.26%) Functional Testing
5 19 (30.65%) CRM
6 18 (29.03%) Knowledge Management
7 15 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (22.58%) Defect Management
9 13 (20.97%) Waterfall
10 12 (19.35%) Mentoring
10 12 (19.35%) Project Management
10 12 (19.35%) Security Testing
10 12 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (19.35%) V-Model
11 10 (16.13%) System Testing
12 9 (14.52%) ITIL
13 7 (11.29%) ERP
13 7 (11.29%) Integration Testing
13 7 (11.29%) Non-Functional Testing
13 7 (11.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) JavaScript
2 16 (25.81%) C#
2 16 (25.81%) VB
3 15 (24.19%) SQL
4 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.84%) VBA
6 2 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (62.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 37 (59.68%) Security Cleared
3 34 (54.84%) SC Cleared
4 24 (38.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 19 (30.65%) DV Cleared
5 19 (30.65%) ISEB
6 5 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (8.06%) MCITP
6 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 37 (59.68%) Microsoft
2 34 (54.84%) HP
3 31 (50.00%) Oracle
4 11 (17.74%) Citrix
5 7 (11.29%) Remedy
6 6 (9.68%) Cisco
7 5 (8.06%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (3.23%) VMware
9 1 (1.61%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.61%) Huawei
9 1 (1.61%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.61%) Juniper
9 1 (1.61%) Nokia
9 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow