Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 123 99
Rank change year-on-year +4 -24 -52
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 44 49 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.24% 1.26% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.47% 3.33% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 35 63
Hampshire median daily rate £325 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £280 £250 £277
90th Percentile £436 £450 £430
South East median daily rate £343 £315 £375
% change year-on-year +8.73% -16.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £15.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - £25.00

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 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 1269 1472 1843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 35.66% 37.81% 41.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 977 1101
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +4.05%
10th Percentile £212 £270 £269
90th Percentile £525 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 83 72
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +55.56%
10th Percentile £18.92 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.15 £52.00 £49.88
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £27.80 £30.90
% change year-on-year -9.64% -10.03% +81.76%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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 -8 21 £325 +47.73% 1
Portsmouth +9 8 - -
Hook +10 4 £350 +27.27%
Fareham +2 4 £325 -
Winchester +11 2 £280 +6.67% 1
Southampton +4 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £400 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 25 (56.82%) Test Management
2 24 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (52.27%) HP
4 21 (47.73%) Test Automation
5 19 (43.18%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (43.18%) Telecoms
6 16 (36.36%) Regression Testing
6 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (36.36%) Motorola
7 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
7 15 (34.09%) Collaborative Working
8 12 (27.27%) Analytics
8 12 (27.27%) Test Planning
8 12 (27.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (27.27%) LTE
9 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 11 (25.00%) Degree
9 11 (25.00%) QA
9 11 (25.00%) Scrum
9 11 (25.00%) Wireless
9 11 (25.00%) Validation
10 9 (20.45%) Web Services
10 9 (20.45%) 4G
11 8 (18.18%) REST
11 8 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
11 8 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (18.18%) TypeScript
11 8 (18.18%) Web Development
11 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (18.18%) Visual Studio

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 2 (4.55%) Apache Spark
1 2 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) PaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) LTE
2 11 (25.00%) Wireless
3 9 (20.45%) 4G
4 3 (6.82%) Wireshark
5 2 (4.55%) DHCP
5 2 (4.55%) DNS
5 2 (4.55%) HTTP
5 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.55%) HBase
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 19 (43.18%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.36%) Publishing
3 3 (6.82%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.55%) Retail
5 1 (2.27%) Finance
5 1 (2.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Analyst
1 23 (52.27%) Test Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) .NET Developer
2 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 8 (18.18%) Developer
3 7 (15.91%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (15.91%) C# Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Test Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Administrator
4 5 (11.36%) BSS Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) OSS Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Report Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.82%) C# Web Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Agile Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) Web Services
2 8 (18.18%) .NET
2 8 (18.18%) CSS
2 8 (18.18%) Kendo UI
2 8 (18.18%) REST
3 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 5 (11.36%) JSON
4 5 (11.36%) Razor View Engine
4 5 (11.36%) XML
5 3 (6.82%) Ajax
5 3 (6.82%) HTML
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (4.55%) Kafka
6 2 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (4.55%) Smart Meter
1 2 (4.55%) User Experience
2 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Unix
2 2 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) CentOS
3 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) Test Management
2 21 (47.73%) Test Automation
3 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 15 (34.09%) Collaborative Working
5 12 (27.27%) Analytics
5 12 (27.27%) Test Planning
6 11 (25.00%) Scrum
6 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (25.00%) Validation
7 8 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
7 8 (18.18%) MVC
7 8 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (18.18%) OOP
7 8 (18.18%) Web Development
8 7 (15.91%) ITIL
9 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.64%) Functional Testing
10 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
10 5 (11.36%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) C#
1 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
1 8 (18.18%) TypeScript
2 7 (15.91%) SQL
3 5 (11.36%) VB
3 5 (11.36%) VBScript
4 2 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) C
5 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
3 12 (27.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (25.00%) Degree
5 8 (18.18%) ISEB
6 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.27%) CCNA
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.00%) QA
2 5 (11.36%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (43.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) HP
2 16 (36.36%) Motorola
3 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 8 (18.18%) Telerik
4 2 (4.55%) EMC
5 1 (2.27%) Google
5 1 (2.27%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.27%) SAP