Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 129 111
Rank change year-on-year +6 -18 -27
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 50 37 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.31% 1.04% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.69% 2.62% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 35
Hampshire median daily rate £340 £350 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -13.58% +4.18%
10th Percentile £305 £283 £263
90th Percentile £500 £436 £450
South East median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.71% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £170.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% -74.41% +466.67%

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 1,356 1,410 1,666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 35.44% 39.75% 40.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 878 1,034
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £260 £280 £261
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 95 54
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.46 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.31% -22.22% +178.47%
10th Percentile £19.68 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £52.50 £58.38
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year +44.19% -34.35% +45.56%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Farnborough -6 6 £488 +30.00% 1
Basingstoke -8 6 £340 +10.12% 4
Winchester - 6 £340 - 6
Gosport - 4 - -
Southampton +2 3 £310 -24.85%
Portsmouth -4 2 £525 - 3
Aldershot - 1 - -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 29 (58.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 27 (54.00%) Test Automation
3 21 (42.00%) Security Cleared
4 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (32.00%) ISEB
5 16 (32.00%) Regression Testing
5 16 (32.00%) Test Scripting
6 15 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 15 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (30.00%) Unix
6 15 (30.00%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (28.00%) HP
7 14 (28.00%) Scrum
8 12 (24.00%) Test Management
9 11 (22.00%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
9 11 (22.00%) .NET
9 11 (22.00%) HP ALM
10 10 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (20.00%) Linux
10 10 (20.00%) Telecoms
10 10 (20.00%) Selenium
11 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (18.00%) Test Planning
12 8 (16.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (16.00%) Oracle
12 8 (16.00%) Windows
12 8 (16.00%) Active Directory
12 8 (16.00%) VMware

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 7 (14.00%) Apache Spark
1 7 (14.00%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) HTTP
1 7 (14.00%) MVNO
2 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.00%) DNS
3 3 (6.00%) Internet
3 3 (6.00%) SAN
4 2 (4.00%) Firewall
4 2 (4.00%) VLAN
5 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Hadoop
1 7 (14.00%) HBase
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.00%) Big Data
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Selenium
2 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (14.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.00%) JIRA
5 1 (2.00%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (16.00%) Billing
3 3 (6.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Analyst
2 20 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Test Manager
3 8 (16.00%) Tester
4 7 (14.00%) Test Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Developer in Test
8 3 (6.00%) Automation Tester
8 3 (6.00%) BSS Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) OSS Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Test Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Business Test Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Defect Manager
9 2 (4.00%) E-Business Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Java Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Oracle Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) .NET
2 7 (14.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (14.00%) JSON
2 7 (14.00%) Kafka
2 7 (14.00%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (14.00%) RESTful
2 7 (14.00%) XML
3 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (8.00%) Smart Meter
3 3 (6.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.00%) PKI
4 2 (4.00%) PMI
4 2 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Unix
2 10 (20.00%) Linux
3 8 (16.00%) Windows
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) AIX
5 1 (2.00%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (32.00%) Regression Testing
2 16 (32.00%) Test Scripting
3 15 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 14 (28.00%) Scrum
5 12 (24.00%) Test Management
6 9 (18.00%) Test Planning
7 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (14.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (14.00%) ATDD
8 7 (14.00%) BDD
8 7 (14.00%) Collaborative Working
8 7 (14.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (14.00%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (14.00%) DevOps
8 7 (14.00%) Functional Testing
8 7 (14.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (14.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) C#
1 7 (14.00%) Java
2 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.00%) PHP
4 2 (4.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (58.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 21 (42.00%) Security Cleared
3 16 (32.00%) ISEB
4 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
5 10 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (16.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (14.00%) Degree
8 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
8 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.00%) HDFS
3 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (22.00%) HP ALM
1 11 (22.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.00%) SCCM
3 3 (6.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.00%) Endace
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (28.00%) HP
3 8 (16.00%) Oracle
3 8 (16.00%) VMware
4 7 (14.00%) Cisco
5 4 (8.00%) LogRhythm
6 3 (6.00%) Citrix
6 3 (6.00%) Lumension
6 3 (6.00%) NetApp
6 3 (6.00%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.00%) Capita
7 1 (2.00%) EMC
7 1 (2.00%) Juniper
7 1 (2.00%) SevOne
7 1 (2.00%) Sophos