Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 38 49
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 3.13% 0.77% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% 2.56% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Basingstoke median daily rate £325 £220 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.73% -49.13% +33.08%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £413
90th Percentile £406 £230 £446
Hampshire median daily rate £325 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% -20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Basingstoke median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £15.00

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Basingstoke
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 294 117 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 43.75% 29.85% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 41 72
Basingstoke median daily rate £400 £340 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -12.26% -3.13%
10th Percentile £255 £213 £225
90th Percentile £589 £475 £498
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Basingstoke median hourly rate £40.00 £17.00 £15.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.29% +7.77% +19.06%
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.25% +14.29% +55.56%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Basingstoke over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 November 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 21 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 19 (90.48%) Test Management
2 19 (90.48%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (90.48%) HP
3 16 (76.19%) Motorola
4 15 (71.43%) Telecoms
4 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
5 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
6 13 (61.90%) Collaborative Working
6 13 (61.90%) Regression Testing
7 12 (57.14%) Analytics
7 12 (57.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (57.14%) LTE
8 11 (52.38%) Validation
8 11 (52.38%) Degree
9 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
10 9 (42.86%) 4G
10 9 (42.86%) Wireless
11 8 (38.10%) Test Planning
12 6 (28.57%) QA
13 5 (23.81%) ITIL V3
13 5 (23.81%) PMO
13 5 (23.81%) ITIL
13 5 (23.81%) SQL
13 5 (23.81%) VBScript
13 5 (23.81%) VB
13 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
13 5 (23.81%) Publishing
13 5 (23.81%) Workflow
14 4 (19.05%) Programme Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) LTE
2 9 (42.86%) 4G
2 9 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (14.29%) Wireshark
General
1 15 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (23.81%) Publishing
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Analyst
1 15 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Administrator
2 5 (23.81%) BSS Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) OSS Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Report Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Test Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Domain Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Test Management
2 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 13 (61.90%) Collaborative Working
3 13 (61.90%) Regression Testing
4 12 (57.14%) Analytics
5 11 (52.38%) Validation
6 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
7 8 (38.10%) Test Planning
8 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
8 5 (23.81%) ITIL
8 5 (23.81%) ITIL V3
8 5 (23.81%) Workflow
9 4 (19.05%) Customer-Centricity
9 4 (19.05%) Programme Management
9 4 (19.05%) Statistical Analysis
10 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (9.52%) SDLC
12 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (4.76%) Issue Tracking
12 1 (4.76%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
1 5 (23.81%) VB
1 5 (23.81%) VBScript
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 12 (57.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (52.38%) Degree
5 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
6 2 (9.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
2 5 (23.81%) PMO
Systems Management
1 19 (90.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) HP
2 16 (76.19%) Motorola
3 1 (4.76%) EMC