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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 109 93
Rank change year-on-year +19 -16  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 22 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.18% 0.73% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.83% 1.84% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 13
Median daily rate £350 £310 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -21.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £310 £350
% change year-on-year +9.67% -11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £109.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +385.55%  

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 777 868 807
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 41.82% 39.80% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 578 442
Median daily rate £415 £380 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.21% +7.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 25 27
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +134.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.38 £52.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Andover - 6 £350 -
Fareham - 5 £325 -
Hook +5 1 £280 -3.44%
Winchester - 1 £400 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 30 (78.95%) HP
2 28 (73.68%) ISTQB
3 22 (57.89%) Regression Testing
4 21 (55.26%) ISEB
4 21 (55.26%) Test Management
5 17 (44.74%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (44.74%) SQL
5 17 (44.74%) Telecoms
6 16 (42.11%) Test Scripting
6 16 (42.11%) 4G
7 15 (39.47%) LTE
7 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (36.84%) Windows
9 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
10 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
11 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
11 11 (28.95%) Wireless
12 10 (26.32%) VMware
12 10 (26.32%) SharePoint
13 8 (21.05%) HP UFT
13 8 (21.05%) Oracle
13 8 (21.05%) ISEB Practitioner
13 8 (21.05%) Oracle APEX
13 8 (21.05%) Integration Testing
14 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (18.42%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (18.42%) TeamCity
14 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (18.42%) F#
14 7 (18.42%) PuTTY

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 10 (26.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (42.11%) 4G
2 15 (39.47%) LTE
3 11 (28.95%) Wireless
4 7 (18.42%) PuTTY
4 7 (18.42%) WinSCP
5 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle Database
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle Database 10g
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database 12c
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) HP UFT
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle APEX
2 7 (18.42%) JIRA
2 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (18.42%) TeamCity
2 7 (18.42%) Toad
3 6 (15.79%) Selenium
4 5 (13.16%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (7.89%) Robot Framework
6 2 (5.26%) Ant
6 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
6 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
6 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.26%) TestNG
7 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (44.74%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.16%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.89%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Finance
5 1 (2.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (60.53%) Analyst
1 23 (60.53%) Test Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) Tester
3 4 (10.53%) Automation Tester
3 4 (10.53%) Integration Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Integration Test Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Integration Tester
6 1 (2.63%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (2.63%) QA Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Software QA Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Test Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) UAT Manager
6 1 (2.63%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Web Automation Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) RESTful
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) User Experience
2 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Linux
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Unix
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Regression Testing
2 21 (55.26%) Test Management
3 16 (42.11%) Test Scripting
4 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
6 8 (21.05%) Integration Testing
7 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (18.42%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (15.79%) Service Management
8 6 (15.79%) Smoke Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
9 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (13.16%) ETL
9 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Migration
9 5 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
9 5 (13.16%) Virtual Environments
10 3 (7.89%) BDD
10 3 (7.89%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) F#
3 5 (13.16%) Java
4 3 (7.89%) Python
5 2 (5.26%) PHP
6 1 (2.63%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) VB
6 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (73.68%) ISTQB
2 21 (55.26%) ISEB
3 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
4 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 8 (21.05%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (10.53%) VMware ESX
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (44.74%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (78.95%) HP
2 10 (26.32%) VMware
3 8 (21.05%) Oracle
4 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.16%) Remedy
6 4 (10.53%) Intel Security
7 2 (5.26%) Red Hat