Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 196 163
Rank change year-on-year +19 -33 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 81 44 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.22% 0.77% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.73% 2.52% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 67 38 98
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -35.00% +20.48%
10th Percentile £26,000 £23,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £49,250 £51,250 £82,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £35,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +26.76% -11.25% +6.67%

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 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 2,174 1,748 2,590
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 32.64% 30.68% 38.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,609 1,409 2,156
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -3.61%
10th Percentile £23,700 £22,950 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £63,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Portsmouth +22 17 £36,250 +16.00%
Farnborough +9 14 £42,500 -5.56%
Southampton -3 13 £45,000 +44.00% 1
Basingstoke -34 10 £45,000 - 3
Winchester +5 8 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Eastleigh - 5 £36,500 -
Fareham -3 4 £40,000 +28.00%
Gosport - 1 £38,000 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 57 (70.37%) Test Automation
2 44 (54.32%) QA
3 37 (45.68%) ISEB
4 36 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (43.21%) Manual Testing
6 32 (39.51%) Software Testing
7 24 (29.63%) Test Scripting
8 22 (27.16%) Selenium
8 22 (27.16%) Regression Testing
9 21 (25.93%) C#
10 20 (24.69%) Windows
10 20 (24.69%) Microsoft
11 19 (23.46%) Finance
12 18 (22.22%) SQL
12 18 (22.22%) .NET
13 16 (19.75%) JIRA
14 15 (18.52%) Git (software)
14 15 (18.52%) Cucumber
15 14 (17.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 12 (14.81%) XML
16 12 (14.81%) Python
16 12 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (14.81%) Performance Testing
16 12 (14.81%) Integration Testing
17 11 (13.58%) BDD
17 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
17 11 (13.58%) Test Management
17 11 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (13.58%) Scenario Testing

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) Big Data
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (27.16%) Selenium
2 16 (19.75%) JIRA
3 15 (18.52%) Cucumber
3 15 (18.52%) Git (software)
4 10 (12.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (9.88%) Visual Studio
6 7 (8.64%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (6.17%) HP UFT
7 5 (6.17%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.17%) JMeter
7 5 (6.17%) LoadRunner
8 4 (4.94%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.70%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.70%) WebDriver
10 2 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.47%) Protractor
10 2 (2.47%) RSpec
11 1 (1.23%) Calabash
11 1 (1.23%) Ranorex
11 1 (1.23%) Subversion
General
1 19 (23.46%) Finance
2 10 (12.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.23%) Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Electronics
3 1 (1.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (33.33%) Analyst
2 22 (27.16%) Test Engineer
3 19 (23.46%) Tester
4 16 (19.75%) Test Analyst
5 13 (16.05%) QA Engineer
6 10 (12.35%) QA Analyst
7 9 (11.11%) Software Tester
8 8 (9.88%) Automation Engineer
8 8 (9.88%) Automation Tester
8 8 (9.88%) Manual Tester
8 8 (9.88%) QA Automation Engineer
9 7 (8.64%) QA Tester
9 7 (8.64%) Quality Analyst
10 6 (7.41%) QA Automation Tester
10 6 (7.41%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 6 (7.41%) Selenium Tester
10 6 (7.41%) Software Test Engineer
10 6 (7.41%) Web Tester
11 5 (6.17%) Performance Analyst
11 5 (6.17%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.22%) .NET
2 12 (14.81%) XML
3 8 (9.88%) Gherkin
4 7 (8.64%) Web Services
5 3 (3.70%) CSS
5 3 (3.70%) HTML
5 3 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.17%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (6.17%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.70%) Replication
3 3 (3.70%) User Experience
4 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.47%) Fintech
4 2 (2.47%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.69%) Windows
2 4 (4.94%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.23%) Linux
3 1 (1.23%) Unix
3 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (70.37%) Test Automation
2 36 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (43.21%) Manual Testing
4 32 (39.51%) Software Testing
5 24 (29.63%) Test Scripting
6 22 (27.16%) Regression Testing
7 12 (14.81%) Integration Testing
7 12 (14.81%) Performance Testing
7 12 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (13.58%) BDD
8 11 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (13.58%) Scenario Testing
8 11 (13.58%) Test Management
9 10 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (12.35%) Test Strategy
10 9 (11.11%) Coaching
10 9 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
11 8 (9.88%) Process Management
12 7 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (8.64%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.93%) C#
2 18 (22.22%) SQL
3 12 (14.81%) Python
4 8 (9.88%) Perl
5 7 (8.64%) Java
5 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.64%) Ruby
6 2 (2.47%) C++
7 1 (1.23%) C
7 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (45.68%) ISEB
2 14 (17.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
4 7 (8.64%) Degree
5 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (54.32%) QA
2 4 (4.94%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.23%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.23%) SCCM
2 1 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (24.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.64%) HP
3 4 (4.94%) SAP
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle
5 1 (1.23%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco
5 1 (1.23%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.23%) Lumension
5 1 (1.23%) NetApp
5 1 (1.23%) VMware
5 1 (1.23%) Xamarin