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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 179 199 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.097% 0.017% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.097% -
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 £425 £352 £198
% change year-on-year
+20.91% +77.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
891 1027 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.35% 17.70% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 675 610
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 39
Average hourly rate £18.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.20% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.03 £15.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 26 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (87.50%) PL/SQL
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
3 6 (75.00%) GAAP
4 5 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (62.50%) Migration
4 5 (62.50%) Data Migration
4 5 (62.50%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (50.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (50.00%) Cognos
6 3 (37.50%) IBM
6 3 (37.50%) Sun
6 3 (37.50%) Solvency II
7 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
7 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (25.00%) Data Mart
8 1 (12.50%) JMeter
8 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 1 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
8 1 (12.50%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (50.00%) Cognos TM1
1 4 (50.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) Data Mart
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Data Migration
1 5 (62.50%) Data Cleansing
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) PL/SQL
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) GAAP
2 3 (37.50%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cognos
2 3 (37.50%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) Sun