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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 48 78 117
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +39
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 76 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.65% 1.41% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.51% 4.54% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 12 3
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£375 £406 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +132.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
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
799 529 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 38.41% 31.10% 33.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 302 378
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% +7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 67
Average hourly rate £27.00 £17.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.82% -47.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014. 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 +2 54 £450 +3.44% 8
Basingstoke +9 1 - - 2
Southampton - 1 £320 - 2
Winchester - 1 £335 -
Farnborough - - - -
Andover - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 202 (86.70%) HP
2 182 (78.11%) Security Cleared
3 166 (71.24%) SC Cleared
4 156 (66.95%) Oracle
5 136 (58.37%) Microsoft
6 134 (57.51%) .NET
6 134 (57.51%) HTML
6 134 (57.51%) JSP
7 133 (57.08%) JavaScript
7 133 (57.08%) ASP.NET
8 131 (56.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 92 (39.48%) VB
10 88 (37.77%) C#
11 87 (37.34%) UNIX
12 84 (36.05%) Knowledge Management
13 83 (35.62%) QuickTest Pro
14 79 (33.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 69 (29.61%) DV Cleared
15 69 (29.61%) HP Quality Center
15 69 (29.61%) Oracle EBS
16 68 (29.18%) CRM
17 60 (25.75%) Test Scripting
18 58 (24.89%) Project Management
19 56 (24.03%) TCP/IP
19 56 (24.03%) Test Automation
20 50 (21.46%) Software Testing
20 50 (21.46%) MS Excel
21 47 (20.17%) Oracle Reports
22 44 (18.88%) Functional Testing
22 44 (18.88%) SAN

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 3 (1.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 50 (21.46%) MS Excel
2 21 (9.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 69 (29.61%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (7.73%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 56 (24.03%) TCP/IP
2 44 (18.88%) SAN
3 29 (12.45%) HTTPS
4 17 (7.30%) DNS
5 16 (6.87%) HTTP
6 12 (5.15%) SSL
7 11 (4.72%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.86%) DAB
9 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.43%) LAN
9 1 (0.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (20.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.43%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 83 (35.62%) QuickTest Pro
2 30 (12.88%) LoadRunner
3 5 (2.15%) JIRA
4 2 (0.86%) Selenium
4 2 (0.86%) JUnit
4 2 (0.86%) JMeter
4 2 (0.86%) Subversion
4 2 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.86%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.86%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.43%) Toad
5 1 (0.43%) FitNesse
General
1 15 (6.44%) Finance
2 6 (2.58%) Military
3 1 (0.43%) Billing
3 1 (0.43%) Marketing
3 1 (0.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 54 (23.18%) Analyst
2 53 (22.75%) Tester
3 51 (21.89%) Test Analyst
4 45 (19.31%) Test Leader
5 39 (16.74%) Test Manager
6 31 (13.30%) Test Specialist
7 18 (7.73%) QA Tester
8 16 (6.87%) Performance Tester
9 13 (5.58%) Test Engineer
10 11 (4.72%) Performance Manager
11 9 (3.86%) Performance Test Manager
11 9 (3.86%) Automation Tester
12 8 (3.43%) Automation Specialist
13 7 (3.00%) Integration Analyst
13 7 (3.00%) Integration Test Analyst
14 6 (2.58%) Automation Test Analyst
14 6 (2.58%) Performance Test Analyst
14 6 (2.58%) Test Automation Specialist
14 6 (2.58%) Automation Analyst
14 6 (2.58%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (57.51%) HTML
1 134 (57.51%) .NET
1 134 (57.51%) JSP
2 133 (57.08%) ASP.NET
3 14 (6.01%) OLE
4 3 (1.29%) JPA
5 2 (0.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.00%) User Experience
2 3 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (0.86%) Client/Server
3 2 (0.86%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.43%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 87 (37.34%) UNIX
2 35 (15.02%) Windows
3 34 (14.59%) Linux
3 34 (14.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 34 (14.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (12.88%) Windows 2000
4 30 (12.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (36.05%) Knowledge Management
2 68 (29.18%) CRM
3 60 (25.75%) Test Scripting
4 58 (24.89%) Project Management
5 56 (24.03%) Test Automation
6 50 (21.46%) Software Testing
7 44 (18.88%) Functional Testing
8 29 (12.45%) Test Strategy
9 23 (9.87%) Performance Testing
10 21 (9.01%) Quality Management
11 20 (8.58%) Security Testing
12 14 (6.01%) Validation
13 13 (5.58%) Workflow
14 12 (5.15%) Document Management
15 10 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (3.43%) Load Testing
17 7 (3.00%) User Acceptance Testing
17 7 (3.00%) Integration Testing
18 5 (2.15%) Test Management
19 3 (1.29%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 133 (57.08%) JavaScript
2 92 (39.48%) VB
3 88 (37.77%) C#
4 31 (13.30%) Java
5 30 (12.88%) SQL
6 26 (11.16%) VBA
7 22 (9.44%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.43%) VBScript
9 2 (0.86%) Python
10 1 (0.43%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.43%) C++
10 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 182 (78.11%) Security Cleared
2 166 (71.24%) SC Cleared
3 131 (56.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 79 (33.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 69 (29.61%) DV Cleared
6 40 (17.17%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (13.30%) MCITP
8 28 (12.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (10.30%) ISEB
10 17 (7.30%) MOS
10 17 (7.30%) CCNA
11 7 (3.00%) MCSE
12 5 (2.15%) CCNP
13 2 (0.86%) MCP
14 1 (0.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (18.03%) QA
System Software
1 11 (4.72%) Nmap
2 5 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.29%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 69 (29.61%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (7.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 11 (4.72%) Nessus
4 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 202 (86.70%) HP
2 156 (66.95%) Oracle
3 136 (58.37%) Microsoft
4 25 (10.73%) Citrix
5 24 (10.30%) Cisco
6 5 (2.15%) VMware
7 2 (0.86%) Remedy
7 2 (0.86%) McAfee
8 1 (0.43%) Siebel
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