The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 99 87
Rank change year-on-year +15 -12  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 23 18 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.28% 0.90% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.27% 2.11% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 17
Median daily rate £325 £405 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.75% +12.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £338
% change year-on-year +1.56% -5.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £25.00

ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Hampshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 703 853 784
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 39.16% 42.67% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 511 484
Median daily rate £415 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.79% +3.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 35
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.83 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.37% +127.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £17.00 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Hampshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Hampshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Hampshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Hampshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Hampshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
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 Foundation Certification within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
Basingstoke +4 19 £300 - 2
Andover - 2 £348 -
Hook +9 1 £295 +3.50%
Fareham - 1 £325 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Foundation Certification.

1 38 (84.44%) HP
2 31 (68.89%) ISTQB
2 31 (68.89%) Test Automation
3 26 (57.78%) Test Management
4 25 (55.56%) Security Cleared
5 24 (53.33%) Regression Testing
6 23 (51.11%) ISEB
7 22 (48.89%) Telecoms
7 22 (48.89%) Test Scripting
7 22 (48.89%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (44.44%) SQL
9 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (33.33%) SC Cleared
10 15 (33.33%) LTE
11 14 (31.11%) 4G
12 13 (28.89%) Windows
12 13 (28.89%) Motorola
13 11 (24.44%) Analytics
14 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (22.22%) Oracle APEX
14 10 (22.22%) Validation
14 10 (22.22%) ISEB Practitioner
14 10 (22.22%) Oracle
14 10 (22.22%) HP UFT
15 9 (20.00%) Toad
15 9 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (20.00%) Linux
15 9 (20.00%) VMware
15 9 (20.00%) Wireless
15 9 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring 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 (15.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (33.33%) LTE
2 14 (31.11%) 4G
3 9 (20.00%) PuTTY
3 9 (20.00%) WinSCP
3 9 (20.00%) Wireless
4 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 9 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 9 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle OWB
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) HP UFT
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle APEX
2 9 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 9 (20.00%) Toad
3 7 (15.56%) JIRA
3 7 (15.56%) Selenium
4 5 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (8.89%) Ant
5 4 (8.89%) Eclipse
5 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
5 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
5 4 (8.89%) SoapUI
5 4 (8.89%) SpecFlow
5 4 (8.89%) TestNG
6 2 (4.44%) Robot Framework
7 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (48.89%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.89%) Publishing
3 4 (8.89%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (53.33%) Analyst
1 24 (53.33%) Test Analyst
2 10 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Tester
3 6 (13.33%) BSS Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) OSS Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Automation Tester
4 4 (8.89%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Report Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) Integration Test Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) Integration Tester
6 1 (2.22%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.22%) UAT Manager
6 1 (2.22%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (8.89%) Web Services
3 2 (4.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) User Experience
2 1 (2.22%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.89%) Windows
2 9 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.44%) Unix
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Test Automation
2 26 (57.78%) Test Management
3 24 (53.33%) Regression Testing
4 22 (48.89%) Test Scripting
5 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (24.44%) Analytics
7 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (22.22%) Validation
8 9 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
8 9 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Integration Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Test Planning
9 7 (15.56%) Waterfall
10 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
10 6 (13.33%) Migration
10 6 (13.33%) Service Management
10 6 (13.33%) Smoke Testing
10 6 (13.33%) Test Strategy
11 5 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) F#
3 7 (15.56%) Java
4 5 (11.11%) VB
4 5 (11.11%) VBScript
5 2 (4.44%) PHP
5 2 (4.44%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (68.89%) ISTQB
2 25 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 23 (51.11%) ISEB
4 15 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 10 (22.22%) ISEB Practitioner
6 9 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (20.00%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
2 4 (8.89%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (8.89%) vSphere
3 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (48.89%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.89%) vRealize
3 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 38 (84.44%) HP
2 13 (28.89%) Motorola
3 10 (22.22%) Oracle
4 9 (20.00%) VMware
5 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.11%) Remedy
7 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.22%) McAfee
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
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