The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 89 80
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 25 33 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.34% 1.50% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.21% 3.73% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 23
Median daily rate £350 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -4.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.17% +80.00%  

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 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 778 884 807
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 41.72% 40.07% 37.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 589 442
Median daily rate £415 £385 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.79% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £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 £41.64 £37.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.04% +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 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Hampshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Hampshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Hampshire

ISTQB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB in Hampshire

ISTQB
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 within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Fareham - 5 £325 - 2
Portsmouth -5 4 - - 1
Hook +7 2 £365 +26.95%
Andover - 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 £438 -
Farnborough - 1 £375 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 28 (62.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 23 (51.11%) HP
3 21 (46.67%) Regression Testing
4 20 (44.44%) Test Management
5 18 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
6 17 (37.78%) Security Cleared
6 17 (37.78%) ISEB
7 16 (35.56%) Telecoms
7 16 (35.56%) SQL
7 16 (35.56%) 4G
8 15 (33.33%) LTE
9 13 (28.89%) Windows
10 12 (26.67%) SC Cleared
11 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
11 11 (24.44%) Wireless
12 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
13 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
14 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
14 8 (17.78%) Functional Testing
15 7 (15.56%) Integration Testing
15 7 (15.56%) JIRA
16 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
16 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
16 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
16 6 (13.33%) .NET
16 6 (13.33%) C#
16 6 (13.33%) JavaScript

ISTQB
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 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 16 (35.56%) 4G
2 15 (33.33%) LTE
3 11 (24.44%) Wireless
4 2 (4.44%) PuTTY
4 2 (4.44%) WinSCP
5 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) JIRA
2 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.67%) HP UFT
3 3 (6.67%) Robot Framework
3 3 (6.67%) Selenium
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (4.44%) Toad
5 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (35.56%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.89%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Finance
5 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (64.44%) Analyst
1 29 (64.44%) Test Analyst
2 5 (11.11%) Tester
3 4 (8.89%) Developer
3 4 (8.89%) Integration Analyst
3 4 (8.89%) Integration Test Analyst
3 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 4 (8.89%) Web Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
5 2 (4.44%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Automation Tester
5 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.44%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) .NET
2 4 (8.89%) HTML
2 4 (8.89%) Kendo UI
2 4 (8.89%) Web Services
3 3 (6.67%) Ajax
4 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 2 (4.44%) CSS
4 2 (4.44%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (4.44%) REST
4 2 (4.44%) RESTful
5 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.22%) JSON
5 1 (2.22%) Middleware
5 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.89%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.67%) Linux
3 3 (6.67%) Unix
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) Regression Testing
2 20 (44.44%) Test Management
3 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 8 (17.78%) Functional Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
7 7 (15.56%) Integration Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.33%) Smoke Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.89%) Automated Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Dependency Injection
10 4 (8.89%) MVC
10 4 (8.89%) Scrum
10 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Web Development
11 3 (6.67%) Wireframes
12 2 (4.44%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) SQL
2 6 (13.33%) C#
2 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.89%) Java
3 4 (8.89%) Python
4 2 (4.44%) F#
4 2 (4.44%) PHP
4 2 (4.44%) TypeScript
4 2 (4.44%) VB
5 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 28 (62.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 17 (37.78%) ISEB
2 17 (37.78%) Security Cleared
3 12 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) Degree
6 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) VMware ESX
2 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.89%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) HP
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle
4 4 (8.89%) Intel Security
4 4 (8.89%) Telerik
4 4 (8.89%) VMware
5 2 (4.44%) SAP
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 5 days ago