The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Hampshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 49 101 73
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -28
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 66 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.18% 0.94% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.13% 2.91% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 9
Average daily rate £325 £383 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.03% +27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £315 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £470 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
812 549 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 39.11% 32.18% 34.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 334 306
Average daily rate £340 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.54% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 36
Average hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.80 £39.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
ISTQB
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gosport - 42 £363 -
Basingstoke +21 6 £315 -
Winchester -6 2 £300 -15.19%
Southampton -12 1 £350 -16.36%
Hook - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - - 1
Fareham - - - -
Andover - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 91 (84.26%) HP
2 83 (76.85%) Security Cleared
3 80 (74.07%) SC Cleared
4 77 (71.30%) HTML
4 77 (71.30%) JavaScript
5 75 (69.44%) .NET
6 71 (65.74%) ASP.NET
6 71 (65.74%) JSP
6 71 (65.74%) Software Testing
7 67 (62.04%) Oracle
8 55 (50.93%) HP Quality Center
9 49 (45.37%) UNIX
9 49 (45.37%) Knowledge Management
10 42 (38.89%) Microsoft
11 41 (37.96%) Windows
12 39 (36.11%) Windows 2000
12 39 (36.11%) Windows XP
12 39 (36.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 39 (36.11%) Oracle EBS
12 39 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 36 (33.33%) Test Strategy
14 33 (30.56%) Test Scripting
15 32 (29.63%) QuickTest Pro
16 30 (27.78%) TCP/IP
16 30 (27.78%) Oracle Reports
17 29 (26.85%) DV Cleared
18 28 (25.93%) HTTPS
19 24 (22.22%) Linux
19 24 (22.22%) VB
20 22 (20.37%) C#

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (10.19%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (5.56%) CMS
4 3 (2.78%) IIS
4 3 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (10.19%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.70%) MS Office
3 3 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 39 (36.11%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.85%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 30 (27.78%) TCP/IP
2 28 (25.93%) HTTPS
3 20 (18.52%) SAN
4 18 (16.67%) SSL
5 17 (15.74%) Wireshark
6 16 (14.81%) HTTP
7 12 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.78%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Navigator
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (29.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (13.89%) LoadRunner
3 9 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (4.63%) JIRA
5 3 (2.78%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.85%) Selenium
6 2 (1.85%) Toad
7 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.93%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.93%) JMeter
General
1 7 (6.48%) Finance
2 1 (0.93%) Military
2 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
2 1 (0.93%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (27.78%) Analyst
1 30 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 28 (25.93%) Tester
3 24 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 13 (12.04%) Test Leader
5 8 (7.41%) Test Specialist
6 6 (5.56%) Performance Tester
6 6 (5.56%) Technical Tester
6 6 (5.56%) Applications Tester
7 5 (4.63%) Performance Test Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Test Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.78%) Automation Tester
9 3 (2.78%) Performance Test Manager
9 3 (2.78%) Web Test Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) Performance Manager
9 3 (2.78%) Web Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) Test Consultant
9 3 (2.78%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (71.30%) HTML
2 75 (69.44%) .NET
3 71 (65.74%) ASP.NET
3 71 (65.74%) JSP
4 10 (9.26%) Web Services
5 6 (5.56%) CSS
6 3 (2.78%) XML
6 3 (2.78%) SOAP
6 3 (2.78%) OLE
6 3 (2.78%) Middleware
7 2 (1.85%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.70%) Smart Meter
2 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
2 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 49 (45.37%) UNIX
2 41 (37.96%) Windows
3 39 (36.11%) Windows 2000
3 39 (36.11%) Windows XP
3 39 (36.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 39 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (22.22%) Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (65.74%) Software Testing
2 49 (45.37%) Knowledge Management
3 36 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 33 (30.56%) Test Scripting
5 21 (19.44%) CRM
6 20 (18.52%) Workflow
7 19 (17.59%) Validation
7 19 (17.59%) Test Automation
8 14 (12.96%) Automated Testing
9 12 (11.11%) Functional Testing
10 11 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (10.19%) Performance Testing
11 10 (9.26%) Test Management
12 9 (8.33%) Project Management
13 8 (7.41%) Document Management
14 7 (6.48%) DSDM
15 6 (5.56%) Load Testing
15 6 (5.56%) Web Development
15 6 (5.56%) Waterfall
15 6 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 77 (71.30%) JavaScript
2 24 (22.22%) VB
3 22 (20.37%) C#
4 15 (13.89%) SQL
5 13 (12.04%) VBA
6 6 (5.56%) Java
7 5 (4.63%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.78%) VBScript
9 2 (1.85%) Python
9 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 83 (76.85%) Security Cleared
2 80 (74.07%) SC Cleared
3 29 (26.85%) DV Cleared
4 19 (17.59%) ISEB
5 7 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (5.56%) MCITP
7 4 (3.70%) MOS
8 3 (2.78%) CCNA
9 1 (0.93%) MCSE
9 1 (0.93%) MCP
9 1 (0.93%) CCNP
9 1 (0.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (15.74%) Nmap
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 55 (50.93%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (15.74%) Nessus
3 10 (9.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 91 (84.26%) HP
2 67 (62.04%) Oracle
3 42 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 17 (15.74%) Citrix
5 6 (5.56%) Ektron
6 4 (3.70%) Cisco
7 2 (1.85%) Remedy
7 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.93%) VMware