The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Advanced Certification in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB Advanced Certification over the 3 months to 27 July 2015 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 210 198 219
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +21
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 1 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.068% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.43% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 10
Average daily rate
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- £525 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £250
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +34.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.75 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
862 926 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.53% 15.74% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 643 747
Average daily rate £438 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 61
Average hourly rate £17.98 £18.10 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% -23.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £12.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.43 £34.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -10.71%

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

ISTQB Advanced Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification across the City of London region.

ISTQB Advanced Certification Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 Advanced Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Solvency II
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) GAAP
3 1 (33.33%) Siebel
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Reconciliation
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) WorldPay

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 Advanced Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Reconciliation
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) GAAP
1 2 (66.67%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Siebel
1 1 (33.33%) WorldPay