The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 1.57% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 11.76% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
ISTQB
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Qualifications Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
17 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 13.39% 19.19% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 22
Average daily rate £500 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £365 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £725 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Canary Wharf region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Case Management
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) RUP
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Banking Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Test Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Case Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Practice Management
2 1 (33.33%) RUP
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft