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 29 July 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 92 66 18
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -48
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 28 54 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.42% 2.54% 8.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.53% 6.49% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 34 47
Median daily rate £375 £373 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £309 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £344 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+30.83% +122.22%
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
794 832 835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 40.41% 39.10% 40.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 530 406
Median daily rate £380 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 20
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £11.75 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £47.83 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +26.31%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hampshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gosport -5 7 £450 +25.00%
Southampton +11 6 £300 -26.15%
Basingstoke +2 4 - -
Winchester -14 3 - - 1
Portsmouth -10 2 - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 37 (56.92%) Security Cleared
2 33 (50.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
3 31 (47.69%) SC Cleared
4 30 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (43.08%) SQL
5 28 (43.08%) ISEB
6 26 (40.00%) HP
7 25 (38.46%) Linux
8 22 (33.85%) Test Scripting
9 21 (32.31%) JavaScript
9 21 (32.31%) HTML
9 21 (32.31%) .NET
10 20 (30.77%) ASP.NET
10 20 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (27.69%) Java
11 18 (27.69%) Windows
12 17 (26.15%) Oracle
13 16 (24.62%) Unix
13 16 (24.62%) MS Excel
13 16 (24.62%) CRM
13 16 (24.62%) Functional Testing
14 15 (23.08%) PowerShell
14 15 (23.08%) VB
15 14 (21.54%) Software Testing
15 14 (21.54%) C#
15 14 (21.54%) HP UFT
16 13 (20.00%) LoadRunner
17 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (18.46%) Integration Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) JBoss
3 1 (1.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (24.62%) MS Excel
2 10 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) SaaS
2 3 (4.62%) IaaS
2 3 (4.62%) PaaS
3 1 (1.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.38%) SAN
2 8 (12.31%) VLAN
3 5 (7.69%) ZigBee
4 2 (3.08%) LAN
4 2 (3.08%) WAN
5 1 (1.54%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (21.54%) HP UFT
2 13 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 10 (15.38%) JIRA
4 8 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.15%) Selenium
7 3 (4.62%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.54%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.54%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.54%) Testopia
8 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Banking
2 6 (9.23%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Billing
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
4 1 (1.54%) Law
4 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (26.15%) Analyst
1 17 (26.15%) Test Analyst
2 15 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 9 (13.85%) Tester
4 8 (12.31%) Test Specialist
5 6 (9.23%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Smart Metering Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Integration Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Integration Test Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Security Specialist
6 5 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Integration Specialist
7 4 (6.15%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.08%) Billing Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Senior OSS Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.31%) .NET
1 21 (32.31%) HTML
2 20 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 10 (15.38%) JSP
4 1 (1.54%) Ajax
4 1 (1.54%) Kendo UI
4 1 (1.54%) Qt
4 1 (1.54%) SOAP
4 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Smart Meter
2 4 (6.15%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.54%) EPoS
3 1 (1.54%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) PKI
3 1 (1.54%) Smart Energy
3 1 (1.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (38.46%) Linux
2 18 (27.69%) Windows
3 16 (24.62%) Unix
4 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) Test Scripting
2 16 (24.62%) CRM
2 16 (24.62%) Functional Testing
3 14 (21.54%) Software Testing
4 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (18.46%) Integration Testing
4 12 (18.46%) Waterfall
5 11 (16.92%) Migration
5 11 (16.92%) Security Testing
6 10 (15.38%) Defect Management
7 9 (13.85%) Case Management
8 8 (12.31%) Requirements Management
8 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (12.31%) V-Model
9 7 (10.77%) Scrum
9 7 (10.77%) Test Automation
9 7 (10.77%) Test Planning
10 6 (9.23%) Project Management
10 6 (9.23%) Test Management
11 5 (7.69%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.08%) SQL
2 21 (32.31%) JavaScript
3 18 (27.69%) Java
4 15 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 15 (23.08%) VB
5 14 (21.54%) C#
6 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell
6 9 (13.85%) Python
7 8 (12.31%) VBScript
8 6 (9.23%) C
9 5 (7.69%) Shell Script
10 4 (6.15%) Ruby
11 1 (1.54%) C++
11 1 (1.54%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 37 (56.92%) Security Cleared
2 33 (50.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 31 (47.69%) SC Cleared
4 30 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (43.08%) ISEB
6 20 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (16.92%) CCNA
8 9 (13.85%) MCITP
8 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (12.31%) DV Cleared
10 2 (3.08%) CCNP
11 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.54%) CISSP
11 1 (1.54%) Degree
11 1 (1.54%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.77%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.23%) VMware ESX
2 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.54%) SCCM
3 1 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
2 26 (40.00%) HP
3 17 (26.15%) Oracle
4 10 (15.38%) Cisco
5 7 (10.77%) VMware
6 6 (9.23%) Intel Security
7 2 (3.08%) SAP
8 1 (1.54%) NetApp
8 1 (1.54%) Pega
8 1 (1.54%) Rally
8 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.54%) Telerik