The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Hampshire / Basingstoke
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 33 27
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 3.41% 1.57% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.26% 3.05% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Median daily rate £325 - £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

ISTQB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke.

Academic & Professional Certification
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 179 164 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 46.98% 51.57% 34.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 48 40
Median daily rate £350 £369 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -3.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £214 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £702 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £9.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +288.88% -60.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Basingstoke

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB in Basingstoke.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Basingstoke

ISTQB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB in Basingstoke.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 Basingstoke region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 12 (92.31%) HP
1 12 (92.31%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (84.62%) Test Management
2 11 (84.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
4 8 (61.54%) Regression Testing
4 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
4 8 (61.54%) LTE
5 7 (53.85%) Analytics
5 7 (53.85%) Motorola
6 6 (46.15%) Degree
6 6 (46.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (38.46%) 4G
7 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
7 5 (38.46%) Validation
7 5 (38.46%) Wireless
8 3 (23.08%) Workflow
8 3 (23.08%) QA
8 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
8 3 (23.08%) SQL
8 3 (23.08%) VBScript
8 3 (23.08%) VB
8 3 (23.08%) ITIL
8 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
8 3 (23.08%) Publishing
8 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
8 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
8 3 (23.08%) PMO
9 2 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) LTE
2 5 (38.46%) 4G
2 5 (38.46%) Wireless
General
1 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 3 (23.08%) Publishing
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) BSS Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) OSS Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Report Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Test Management
2 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 8 (61.54%) Regression Testing
4 7 (53.85%) Analytics
5 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
5 5 (38.46%) Validation
6 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
6 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
6 3 (23.08%) Workflow
7 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
7 2 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (7.69%) Business Process Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
1 3 (23.08%) VB
1 3 (23.08%) VBScript
2 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (46.15%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) ISEB
5 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) PMO
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (92.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) HP
2 7 (53.85%) Motorola