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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 83 78
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 23 35 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.29% 1.76% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.34% 4.12% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 25
Median daily rate £320 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.82% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £450 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 689 850 773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 38.73% 42.67% 36.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 504 473
Median daily rate £415 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.79% +5.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 36
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.83 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.37% +145.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £25.40 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke +4 13 £325 - 2
Portsmouth +2 4 - -
Fareham - 2 £375 -
Hook +6 1 £295 +2.60%
Southampton +3 1 £413 +37.50% 1
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (53.19%) Test Automation
2 24 (51.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 22 (46.81%) HP
4 20 (42.55%) Security Cleared
4 20 (42.55%) Test Management
5 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (38.30%) Regression Testing
5 18 (38.30%) HP Quality Center
6 15 (31.91%) ISEB
7 14 (29.79%) Telecoms
7 14 (29.79%) SQL
8 12 (25.53%) LTE
9 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
10 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
10 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
10 10 (21.28%) 4G
10 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
11 9 (19.15%) Functional Testing
11 9 (19.15%) Windows
12 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
12 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (17.02%) Degree
13 7 (14.89%) Web Development
13 7 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (14.89%) Telerik
13 7 (14.89%) MVC
13 7 (14.89%) JIRA
13 7 (14.89%) .NET
13 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
13 7 (14.89%) Web Services

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 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) JBoss
2 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.53%) LTE
2 10 (21.28%) 4G
3 5 (10.64%) Wireless
4 2 (4.26%) PuTTY
4 2 (4.26%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) JIRA
1 7 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.26%) HP UFT
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (4.26%) Robot Framework
2 2 (4.26%) Selenium
2 2 (4.26%) Toad
3 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.13%) ClearQuest
3 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.13%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 14 (29.79%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.51%) Publishing
3 4 (8.51%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Finance
4 1 (2.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Analyst
1 22 (46.81%) Test Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Developer
2 7 (14.89%) Test Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Test Manager
2 7 (14.89%) Web Developer
3 5 (10.64%) .NET Developer
3 5 (10.64%) .NET Web Developer
3 5 (10.64%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (10.64%) C# Developer
3 5 (10.64%) C# Web Developer
4 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) Agile Test Manager
5 3 (6.38%) BSS Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) OSS Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Report Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
1 7 (14.89%) Kendo UI
1 7 (14.89%) Web Services
2 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 5 (10.64%) CSS
2 5 (10.64%) Razor View Engine
2 5 (10.64%) REST
3 3 (6.38%) Ajax
3 3 (6.38%) HTML
4 2 (4.26%) RESTful
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.13%) JSON
5 1 (2.13%) Middleware
5 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) User Experience
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.26%) Unix
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Test Automation
2 20 (42.55%) Test Management
3 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (38.30%) Regression Testing
4 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
4 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
5 9 (19.15%) Functional Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (14.89%) Analytics
7 7 (14.89%) Dependency Injection
7 7 (14.89%) MVC
7 7 (14.89%) Scrum
7 7 (14.89%) Validation
7 7 (14.89%) Web Development
8 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
9 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.64%) OOP
9 5 (10.64%) Smoke Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) C#
2 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.64%) TypeScript
4 4 (8.51%) Java
5 3 (6.38%) VB
5 3 (6.38%) VBScript
6 2 (4.26%) F#
6 2 (4.26%) PHP
6 2 (4.26%) Python
7 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (51.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 20 (42.55%) Security Cleared
3 15 (31.91%) ISEB
4 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
5 8 (17.02%) Degree
6 6 (12.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (2.13%) Master's Degree
8 1 (2.13%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
2 3 (6.38%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (38.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) HP
2 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.89%) Motorola
3 7 (14.89%) Telerik
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle
5 2 (4.26%) SAP
6 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.13%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.13%) McAfee
6 1 (2.13%) VMware