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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 191 209 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.095% 0.016% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.092% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£430 £448 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.01% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £375 £238
% change year-on-year
+7.33% +57.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
ISTQB Advanced Certification
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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
848 1091 930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.09% 17.44% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 734 607
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £257 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 31
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £18.70 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 22 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 7 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 7 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (85.71%) GAAP
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Migration
3 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Data Migration
3 4 (57.14%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (42.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (42.86%) Cognos
4 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (42.86%) IBM
4 3 (42.86%) Sun
4 3 (42.86%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (42.86%) Solvency II
5 2 (28.57%) Data Mart
6 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (14.29%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (14.29%) Test Planning

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (42.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (28.57%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Data Migration
1 4 (57.14%) Data Cleansing
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) GAAP
2 3 (42.86%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cognos
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
1 3 (42.86%) Sun