Period
to 18 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 119 128
Rank change year-on-year -16 +9 -29
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 49 45 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.33% 1.28% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.95% 3.59% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 33
Hampshire median daily rate £345 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% +8.33% -20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £250
90th Percentile £443 £436 £450
South East median daily rate £360 £350 £320
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Hampshire median hourly rate - £45.00 -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -11.11% - -

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 1,241 1,254 1,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 33.68% 35.56% 37.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 708 969
Hampshire median daily rate £417 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £212 £275
90th Percentile £587 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 61 82
Hampshire median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £18.25 £19.34 £12.50
90th Percentile £62.88 £50.00 £52.25
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.69 £34.00
% change year-on-year +55.70% -24.44% +24.77%

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 November 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 November 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
Andover - 12 £345 -
Basingstoke -4 9 £313 -3.85% 3
Gosport - 9 £413 -
Fareham -7 3 £350 +7.69% 2
Portsmouth -24 2 £325 - 2
Hook +3 1 £335 -4.29%
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 35 (71.43%) ISEB
2 34 (69.39%) Test Automation
3 32 (65.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 29 (59.18%) Security Cleared
5 24 (48.98%) SC Cleared
6 23 (46.94%) Oracle
7 21 (42.86%) Test Scripting
8 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (38.78%) .NET
9 18 (36.73%) SQL
10 17 (34.69%) Oracle Reports
11 16 (32.65%) RESTful
12 15 (30.61%) System Integration Testing
13 14 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (28.57%) HP
13 14 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (26.53%) Requirements Analysis
14 13 (26.53%) Oracle APEX
14 13 (26.53%) PL/SQL
14 13 (26.53%) Web Services
14 13 (26.53%) User Stories
14 13 (26.53%) HP ALM
15 12 (24.49%) Agile Testing
15 12 (24.49%) Manual Testing
16 11 (22.45%) Java
17 10 (20.41%) C#
18 9 (18.37%) VB
18 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
20 7 (14.29%) Test Management

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 3 (6.12%) Apache Spark
1 3 (6.12%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) PaaS
2 2 (4.08%) GitHub
3 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) MPLS
1 5 (10.20%) SAN
2 3 (6.12%) MVNO
3 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.04%) 4G
4 1 (2.04%) ATM
4 1 (2.04%) DNS
4 1 (2.04%) HTTP
4 1 (2.04%) LTE
4 1 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.12%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.12%) HBase
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (12.24%) Selenium
3 5 (10.20%) Cucumber
3 5 (10.20%) HP UFT
4 4 (8.16%) JBehave
5 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
6 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.04%) JIRA
7 1 (2.04%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (10.20%) Billing
1 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Test Engineer
2 15 (30.61%) Analyst
2 15 (30.61%) Test Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) Tester
4 7 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Java Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Test Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Test Specialist
7 1 (2.04%) Business Test Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) E-Business Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Junior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Performance Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.78%) .NET
2 16 (32.65%) RESTful
3 13 (26.53%) Web Services
4 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET
4 5 (10.20%) HTML
5 3 (6.12%) JSON
5 3 (6.12%) Kafka
5 3 (6.12%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (6.12%) XML
6 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Unix
2 3 (6.12%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Windows
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (69.39%) Test Automation
2 21 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (30.61%) System Integration Testing
5 14 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
5 14 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (26.53%) Requirements Analysis
6 13 (26.53%) User Stories
7 12 (24.49%) Agile Testing
7 12 (24.49%) Manual Testing
8 8 (16.33%) Software Testing
9 7 (14.29%) CRM
9 7 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 7 (14.29%) Test Management
10 6 (12.24%) SIEM
11 5 (10.20%) BDD
11 5 (10.20%) Service Management
11 5 (10.20%) Stress Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Validation
12 4 (8.16%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) SQL
2 13 (26.53%) PL/SQL
3 11 (22.45%) Java
4 10 (20.41%) C#
5 9 (18.37%) VB
6 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.08%) F#
7 2 (4.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (71.43%) ISEB
2 32 (65.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 29 (59.18%) Security Cleared
4 24 (48.98%) SC Cleared
5 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (8.16%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (4.08%) Degree
8 1 (2.04%) HNC
8 1 (2.04%) HND
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) HDFS
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (26.53%) HP ALM
2 6 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.04%) SCCM
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) Oracle
2 14 (28.57%) HP
3 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (12.24%) Cisco
4 6 (12.24%) LogRhythm
5 5 (10.20%) EMC
5 5 (10.20%) Juniper
5 5 (10.20%) SevOne
6 2 (4.08%) Citrix
7 1 (2.04%) Lumension
7 1 (2.04%) NetApp
7 1 (2.04%) VMware