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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 155 190 191
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 9 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.62% 1.03% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 8
Median daily rate £288 £463 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.83% +17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £419 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £332 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.78% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 £11.25
% change year-on-year
- +122.22%
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
557 779 1050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.77% 13.38% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 577 764
Median daily rate £475 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 17
Median hourly rate £20.89 £24.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.73% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £16.46 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.50 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +34.00%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation 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 Foundation Certification.

1 20 (90.91%) ISEB
2 16 (72.73%) Test Scripting
3 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (59.09%) ISTQB
5 11 (50.00%) HP
6 10 (45.45%) SQL
6 10 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
7 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
8 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
8 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
8 8 (36.36%) DV Cleared
9 7 (31.82%) JIRA
10 6 (27.27%) Selenium
10 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
10 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
10 6 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (27.27%) SDLC
10 6 (27.27%) C#
10 6 (27.27%) Web Services
10 6 (27.27%) XML
11 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
11 5 (22.73%) .NET
11 5 (22.73%) Python
11 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
11 5 (22.73%) Smartcard
11 5 (22.73%) TDD
11 5 (22.73%) Data Analysis
11 5 (22.73%) Scrum

ISTQB Foundation 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) JIRA
2 6 (27.27%) Selenium
2 6 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
3 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow
3 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
3 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
4 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
4 4 (18.18%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 2 (9.09%) Toad
6 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.55%) JMeter
6 1 (4.55%) TestDirector
6 1 (4.55%) The Grinder
6 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Test Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Test Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Test Automation Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Test Automation Specialist
3 4 (18.18%) Test Specialist
4 3 (13.64%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Web Services
1 6 (27.27%) XML
2 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) Gherkin
3 2 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (4.55%) ADO
4 1 (4.55%) ODBC
4 1 (4.55%) RESTful
4 1 (4.55%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) IVR
1 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
1 5 (22.73%) Smartcard
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Biometrics
3 1 (4.55%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Test Scripting
2 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 6 (27.27%) SDLC
5 5 (22.73%) ATDD
5 5 (22.73%) Data Analysis
5 5 (22.73%) Defect Tracking
5 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) TDD
5 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
5 5 (22.73%) Test Management
6 4 (18.18%) BDD
6 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Software Delivery
7 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) C#
3 5 (22.73%) Python
4 4 (18.18%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) Jython
5 1 (4.55%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (90.91%) ISEB
2 13 (59.09%) ISTQB
3 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
4 8 (36.36%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) HP
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) Atlassian
4 2 (9.09%) Cognos
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) Compaq
5 1 (4.55%) Siebel
5 1 (4.55%) Terracotta
5 1 (4.55%) webMethods
5 1 (4.55%) WorldPay