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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Rank 193 226 219
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.014% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.095% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £455 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £370
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.91%
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
888 1051 1056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.08% 14.60% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 729 704
Average daily rate £438 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 39
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.60 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.02% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.79 £48.00 £35.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) DV Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (50.00%) JSP
3 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) ISEB
5 1 (12.50%) Cognos
5 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (12.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (12.50%) JMeter
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (25.00%) Test Specialist
1 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) QA Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Process Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (50.00%) JSP
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (25.00%) Test Management
1 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Process Management
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) System Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (12.50%) Fund Management
2 1 (12.50%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) DV Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Cognos
4 1 (12.50%) Thunderhead