Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 122 135
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13 -71
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 36 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.99% 1.15% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.85% 2.92% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 24
Hampshire median daily rate £325 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% -9.68%
10th Percentile £280 £250 £250
90th Percentile £419 £388 £420
South East median daily rate £340 £310 £350
% change year-on-year +9.68% -11.43% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £99.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% -56.78% +231.67%

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 1,261 1,436 1,811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 34.82% 39.31% 42.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 948 1,069
Hampshire median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.24%
10th Percentile £231 £285 £263
90th Percentile £538 £551 £526
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 98 70
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +164.30%
10th Percentile £17.20 £12.50 £12.95
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.75 £57.50
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.19% -25.71% +100.00%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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
Winchester +9 6 £280 +6.67% 1
Hook +8 4 £350 +27.27%
Basingstoke -13 4 £340 +54.55% 1
Portsmouth -1 3 £525 - 1
Southampton - 3 £310 -
Farnborough 0 1 £413 +10.00%
Aldershot - 1 - -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 21 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 16 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 16 (44.44%) Test Management
3 13 (36.11%) Telecoms
4 12 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 12 (33.33%) ISEB
5 11 (30.56%) HP
5 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
6 10 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 9 (25.00%) QA
7 9 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (22.22%) Scrum
8 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (19.44%) Billing
9 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
9 7 (19.44%) SDLC
10 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (16.67%) MVNO
10 6 (16.67%) C#
10 6 (16.67%) .NET
11 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
11 5 (13.89%) Selenium
11 5 (13.89%) .NET Framework
11 5 (13.89%) Degree
11 5 (13.89%) Defect Tracking

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 1 (2.78%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) MVNO
2 3 (8.33%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) DHCP
3 2 (5.56%) DNS
3 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.56%) Wireless
4 1 (2.78%) Firewall
4 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.78%) HBase
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (13.89%) Selenium
3 3 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.78%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (36.11%) Telecoms
2 7 (19.44%) Billing
3 1 (2.78%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Analyst
2 16 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 5 (13.89%) Test Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Tester
6 3 (8.33%) BSS Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) OSS Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Defect Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Domain Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Telecoms Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Telecoms Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Billing Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.78%) QA Test Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Test and Integration Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Telecoms Billing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (13.89%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.56%) Web Services
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) J2EE
4 1 (2.78%) JSON
4 1 (2.78%) Kafka
4 1 (2.78%) Kendo UI
4 1 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.78%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (2.78%) REST
4 1 (2.78%) RESTful
4 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (11.11%) Smart Meter
3 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) PMI
5 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) AIX
3 1 (2.78%) CentOS
3 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.78%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Test Automation
1 16 (44.44%) Test Management
2 12 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.22%) Scrum
5 7 (19.44%) SDLC
5 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
6 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
8 4 (11.11%) System Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
9 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
9 3 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
9 3 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Process Improvement
10 2 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) C#
2 3 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (2.78%) C
3 1 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (33.33%) ISEB
3 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
4 9 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (13.89%) Degree
6 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
7 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.78%) CCNA
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) HDFS
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) HP
2 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (2.78%) Capita
4 1 (2.78%) Google
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) Telerik
4 1 (2.78%) VMware