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 26 May 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 160 - 212
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.030% - 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £625 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.75
ISTQB Advanced Certification
London

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
534 795 1103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.03% 14.63% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 606 808
Median daily rate £450 £427 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 15
Median hourly rate £21.78 £20.88 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% -5.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £16.16 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £34.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing ISTQB Advanced Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 12 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 City of London region with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing

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

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Head of Test
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA