Period
to 18 August 2018

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 6 months to 18 August 2018 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 112 112
Rank change year-on-year -22 0 -28
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 44 52 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.17% 1.45% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.50% 3.92% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 41
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £325 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -19.75% +9.46%
10th Percentile £311 £273 £285
90th Percentile £500 £419 £450
South East median daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +6.43% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Hampshire median hourly rate - £45.00 -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £170.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% -73.53% +1033.33%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hampshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,257 1,326 1,674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 33.39% 36.91% 40.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 758 1,063
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £263
90th Percentile £568 £513 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 78 61
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +142.86%
10th Percentile £19.45 £16.29 £12.50
90th Percentile £54.05 £48.75 £58.75
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £20.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +70.37% -19.00% +3.65%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

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 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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 6 months to 18 August 2018. 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
Gosport - 13 £413 -
Basingstoke -8 6 £390 +24.80% 2
Farnborough -15 5 £500 +25.00%
Fareham 0 2 - - 1
Portsmouth -13 2 £325 - 5
Winchester - 2 - - 2
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 27 (61.36%) Security Cleared
2 24 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 22 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 22 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 22 (50.00%) ISEB
4 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
4 17 (38.64%) Oracle
4 17 (38.64%) Unix
5 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (31.82%) Java
5 14 (31.82%) HP
5 14 (31.82%) Software Testing
6 13 (29.55%) Test Scripting
6 13 (29.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 12 (27.27%) .NET
7 12 (27.27%) Scrum
8 11 (25.00%) Linux
9 10 (22.73%) C#
9 10 (22.73%) BDD
9 10 (22.73%) Test Planning
9 10 (22.73%) HP ALM
10 9 (20.45%) Collaborative Working
10 9 (20.45%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (20.45%) Apache Spark
10 9 (20.45%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (20.45%) HDFS
10 9 (20.45%) DevOps
10 9 (20.45%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (20.45%) HBase
10 9 (20.45%) ATDD

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 9 (20.45%) Apache Spark
1 9 (20.45%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.45%) PaaS
2 2 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) SAN
2 7 (15.91%) HTTP
3 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.09%) DNS
5 2 (4.55%) VLAN
6 1 (2.27%) Firewall
6 1 (2.27%) MPLS
6 1 (2.27%) MVNO
6 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) Hadoop
1 9 (20.45%) HBase
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
2 8 (18.18%) Selenium
3 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
4 4 (9.09%) HP UFT
4 4 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.55%) JBehave
5 2 (4.55%) JIRA
6 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (9.09%) Military
2 1 (2.27%) Billing
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Analyst
1 17 (38.64%) Test Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Tester
4 4 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 4 (9.09%) Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Developer in Test
4 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Java Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Business Test Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) E-Business Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Unix Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) .NET
2 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET
2 9 (20.45%) HTML
2 9 (20.45%) JSON
2 9 (20.45%) Kafka
2 9 (20.45%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (20.45%) RESTful
2 9 (20.45%) XML
3 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 4 (9.09%) PKI
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.27%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Unix
2 11 (25.00%) Linux
3 8 (18.18%) Windows
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) Software Testing
3 13 (29.55%) Test Scripting
4 12 (27.27%) Scrum
5 10 (22.73%) BDD
5 10 (22.73%) Test Planning
6 9 (20.45%) ATDD
6 9 (20.45%) Collaborative Working
6 9 (20.45%) DevOps
6 9 (20.45%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (18.18%) Functional Testing
7 8 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
7 8 (18.18%) TDD
8 7 (15.91%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (15.91%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (15.91%) CRM
8 7 (15.91%) Regression Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) Java
2 10 (22.73%) C#
3 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
4 8 (18.18%) VB
5 6 (13.64%) SQL
6 1 (2.27%) F#
6 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (61.36%) Security Cleared
2 24 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 22 (50.00%) ISEB
3 22 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (29.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (6.82%) Degree
6 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) HDFS
2 8 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.27%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) HP ALM
2 5 (11.36%) SCCM
3 4 (9.09%) SCOM
4 1 (2.27%) Endace
4 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
1 17 (38.64%) Oracle
2 14 (31.82%) HP
3 9 (20.45%) Cisco
4 8 (18.18%) VMware
5 6 (13.64%) LogRhythm
6 4 (9.09%) Citrix
6 4 (9.09%) Lumension
6 4 (9.09%) NetApp
7 3 (6.82%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.55%) EMC
8 2 (4.55%) Juniper
8 2 (4.55%) SevOne
9 1 (2.27%) Sophos