Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 143 107
Rank change year-on-year +17 -36 -6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 37 29 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.04% 0.75% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% 1.99% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 43
Hampshire median daily rate £325 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% -5.34%
10th Percentile £206 £222 £266
90th Percentile £468 £331 £436
South East median daily rate £328 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +9.17% -14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hampshire median hourly rate - - £15.00
South East median hourly rate - - £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 contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hampshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1257 1458 1820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 35.41% 37.49% 41.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 965 1082
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.23% +4.69%
10th Percentile £213 £275 £270
90th Percentile £525 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 82 70
Hampshire median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +14.29% +55.56%
10th Percentile £19.34 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.15 £52.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £29.95
% change year-on-year -24.44% +13.52% +76.18%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke -5 23 £300 +50.00%
Andover - 8 £410 -
Fareham - 2 £325 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 31 (83.78%) HP
2 25 (67.57%) Test Automation
3 24 (64.86%) ISTQB
4 23 (62.16%) Security Cleared
5 20 (54.05%) Test Management
6 19 (51.35%) HP Quality Center
7 18 (48.65%) ISEB
8 17 (45.95%) Regression Testing
8 17 (45.95%) Telecoms
9 16 (43.24%) Motorola
10 15 (40.54%) Collaborative Working
11 12 (32.43%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (32.43%) Analytics
11 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
11 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
11 12 (32.43%) LTE
12 11 (29.73%) Validation
12 11 (29.73%) Degree
13 10 (27.03%) Oracle APEX
13 10 (27.03%) Selenium
13 10 (27.03%) ISEB Practitioner
13 10 (27.03%) HP UFT
13 10 (27.03%) LoadRunner
13 10 (27.03%) Java
13 10 (27.03%) .NET
13 10 (27.03%) Oracle
13 10 (27.03%) Ant
13 10 (27.03%) Windows
13 10 (27.03%) Eclipse
13 10 (27.03%) TestNG

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:

Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (32.43%) LTE
2 10 (27.03%) PuTTY
2 10 (27.03%) WinSCP
3 9 (24.32%) 4G
3 9 (24.32%) Wireless
4 3 (8.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle Database
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle Database 10g
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle Database 11g
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Ant
1 10 (27.03%) Eclipse
1 10 (27.03%) HP UFT
1 10 (27.03%) LoadRunner
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle APEX
1 10 (27.03%) Selenium
1 10 (27.03%) SpecFlow
1 10 (27.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (27.03%) TestNG
2 9 (24.32%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.41%) JIRA
3 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.41%) Toad
4 1 (2.70%) TestDirector
General
1 17 (45.95%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.51%) Publishing
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Analyst
1 20 (54.05%) Test Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Test Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) BSS Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) OSS Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Administrator
4 5 (13.51%) Report Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Domain Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Test Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) .NET
2 9 (24.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) User Experience
2 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Linux
2 8 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Test Automation
2 20 (54.05%) Test Management
3 17 (45.95%) Regression Testing
4 15 (40.54%) Collaborative Working
5 12 (32.43%) Analytics
5 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
6 11 (29.73%) Validation
7 10 (27.03%) Defect Tracking
7 10 (27.03%) Performance Testing
8 9 (24.32%) API Testing
8 9 (24.32%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
9 8 (21.62%) Test Planning
10 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (16.22%) Workflow
11 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
11 5 (13.51%) ITIL
11 5 (13.51%) ITIL V3
12 4 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) F#
1 10 (27.03%) Java
2 9 (24.32%) SQL
3 5 (13.51%) VB
3 5 (13.51%) VBScript
4 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (64.86%) ISTQB
2 23 (62.16%) Security Cleared
3 18 (48.65%) ISEB
4 12 (32.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
5 11 (29.73%) Degree
6 10 (27.03%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) QA
2 5 (13.51%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) vSphere
2 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (51.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (83.78%) HP
2 16 (43.24%) Motorola
3 10 (27.03%) Oracle
4 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
4 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
4 8 (21.62%) VMware
5 6 (16.22%) Software AG
5 6 (16.22%) webMethods
6 2 (5.41%) EMC