The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Foundation 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 Foundation Certification over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 180 189 179
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 6 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.98% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 8
Average daily rate
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£440 £350 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £328 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £419 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £11.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+59.57% -57.27%
ISTQB Foundation 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
940 1018 900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.56% 17.63% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 664 604
Average daily rate £424 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £581 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.68% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 39
Average hourly rate £19.10 £22.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.18% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £17.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £40.55 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.33%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

ISTQB Foundation 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 Foundation Certification across the City of London region.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the City of London region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing ISTQB Foundation 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 Foundation Certification.

1 11 (73.33%) ISTQB
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) ISEB
4 7 (46.67%) SQL
4 7 (46.67%) Finance
4 7 (46.67%) Waterfall
5 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 5 (33.33%) QA
6 5 (33.33%) Selenium
6 5 (33.33%) Degree
6 5 (33.33%) Web Services
6 5 (33.33%) BDD
7 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
7 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
7 4 (26.67%) System Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
7 4 (26.67%) Scala
7 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
7 4 (26.67%) ATDD
7 4 (26.67%) JIRA
7 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
7 4 (26.67%) TDD
8 3 (20.00%) Banking
8 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
8 3 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (20.00%) Use Case
8 3 (20.00%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing ISTQB Foundation 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 Foundation Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
2 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (26.67%) JIRA
3 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (20.00%) Hudson
3 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (20.00%) JBehave
3 3 (20.00%) JUnit
3 3 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (20.00%) TestNG
4 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (13.33%) Calabash
5 1 (6.67%) Appium
5 1 (6.67%) Robotium
5 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
5 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.67%) Xcode
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Test Analyst
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (20.00%) iPhone
3 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (13.33%) Equities
4 2 (13.33%) Derivative
4 2 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
5 1 (6.67%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Android
1 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Waterfall
3 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (33.33%) BDD
5 4 (26.67%) ATDD
5 4 (26.67%) System Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (26.67%) TDD
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) Use Case
6 3 (20.00%) V-Model
6 3 (20.00%) Feature Driven Development
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 2 (13.33%) Monte Carlo Method
7 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 2 (13.33%) Validation
7 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (13.33%) ETL
7 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Scala
3 3 (20.00%) Groovy
3 3 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) VBA
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) ISTQB
2 9 (60.00%) ISEB
3 5 (33.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (6.67%) COREP
3 1 (6.67%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
1 1 (6.67%) Siebel
1 1 (6.67%) HP