Period
to 25 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 153 216 245
Rank change year-on-year +63 +29 -64
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 98 41 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.74% 0.64% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.70% 1.89% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 78 35 25
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +11.94% -21.18%
10th Percentile £32,500 £24,650 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,875 £49,500 £47,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +14.29% -3.75%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hampshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,719 2,174 1,895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 30.51% 33.90% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,152 1,561 1,464
Hampshire median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,250
South East median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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
Salary Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Hampshire.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Hampshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Hampshire over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Hampshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 25 January 2020. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton +23 41 £46,000 +7.60% 3
Basingstoke +31 14 £39,375 -12.50% 3
Andover - 9 £40,000 -
Portsmouth +5 7 - -
Farnborough +7 6 £62,500 +92.31% 2
Fareham +18 5 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Hook - 1 £50,000 -
Tadley - 1 £32,500 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, IT 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 permanent job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 85 (86.73%) Test Automation
2 63 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (55.10%) Selenium
4 51 (52.04%) Java
5 48 (48.98%) ISEB
6 45 (45.92%) JIRA
7 44 (44.90%) Software Testing
8 41 (41.84%) QA
9 40 (40.82%) Confluence
10 39 (39.80%) Waterfall
11 38 (38.78%) Cucumber
12 36 (36.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 35 (35.71%) Test Scripting
14 33 (33.67%) Scrum
15 29 (29.59%) WebDriver
16 28 (28.57%) SAP
17 25 (25.51%) C#
17 25 (25.51%) Security Cleared
17 25 (25.51%) Performance Testing
17 25 (25.51%) Mentoring
18 21 (21.43%) Degree
19 20 (20.41%) Manual Testing
20 19 (19.39%) DevOps
21 18 (18.37%) Ruby
22 17 (17.35%) Regression Testing
23 16 (16.33%) SpecFlow
24 14 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
24 14 (14.29%) BDD
25 13 (13.27%) OOP
25 13 (13.27%) Defect 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 40 (40.82%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) BlazeMeter
2 3 (3.06%) Azure
3 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) ATM
2 3 (3.06%) Wireless
2 3 (3.06%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.02%) 2G
3 1 (1.02%) 3G
3 1 (1.02%) LTE
3 1 (1.02%) Radio Access Network
Development Applications
1 54 (55.10%) Selenium
2 45 (45.92%) JIRA
3 38 (38.78%) Cucumber
4 29 (29.59%) WebDriver
5 16 (16.33%) SpecFlow
6 10 (10.20%) JMeter
7 9 (9.18%) Eclipse
7 9 (9.18%) TestNG
8 8 (8.16%) Postman
9 5 (5.10%) Subversion
10 4 (4.08%) Bugzilla
10 4 (4.08%) HP UFT
10 4 (4.08%) RSpec
10 4 (4.08%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (3.06%) LabVIEW
12 2 (2.04%) Gradle
12 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
12 2 (2.04%) Maven
12 2 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (10.20%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Aerospace
3 4 (4.08%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (43.88%) Analyst
2 37 (37.76%) Test Analyst
3 33 (33.67%) Test Engineer
4 19 (19.39%) Automation Test Lead
5 12 (12.24%) Automation Test Analyst
6 11 (11.22%) Test Leader
7 10 (10.20%) Lead Test Analyst
8 9 (9.18%) Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (8.16%) QA Analyst
10 7 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) Lead DevOps
10 7 (7.14%) QA Leader
11 6 (6.12%) QA Automation Analyst
11 6 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (6.12%) Senior Test Analyst
12 5 (5.10%) Agile Test Analyst
12 5 (5.10%) QA Engineer
13 4 (4.08%) Performance Test Engineer
13 4 (4.08%) QA Automation Engineer
13 4 (4.08%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.24%) Web Services
2 7 (7.14%) RESTful
3 2 (2.04%) J2EE
3 2 (2.04%) SOAP
3 2 (2.04%) XML
4 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.02%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.02%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.06%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.02%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.04%) Unix
1 2 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (86.73%) Test Automation
2 63 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (44.90%) Software Testing
4 39 (39.80%) Waterfall
5 35 (35.71%) Test Scripting
6 33 (33.67%) Scrum
7 25 (25.51%) Mentoring
7 25 (25.51%) Performance Testing
8 20 (20.41%) Manual Testing
9 19 (19.39%) DevOps
10 17 (17.35%) Regression Testing
11 14 (14.29%) BDD
12 13 (13.27%) Defect Management
12 13 (13.27%) OOP
13 12 (12.24%) Computer Science
14 11 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (11.22%) Load Testing
14 11 (11.22%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
16 9 (9.18%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (52.04%) Java
2 25 (25.51%) C#
3 18 (18.37%) Ruby
4 10 (10.20%) SQL
5 7 (7.14%) Python
6 4 (4.08%) Perl
7 3 (3.06%) C
8 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.02%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 48 (48.98%) ISEB
2 36 (36.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 25 (25.51%) Security Cleared
4 21 (21.43%) Degree
5 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (41.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.06%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.04%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 28 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (2.04%) HP