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 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 Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 189 208 206
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 10 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.13% 1.81% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £370 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £413 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £13.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+41.81% -34.52%
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
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 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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 20 (80.00%) ISEB
2 15 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (36.00%) Degree
4 9 (36.00%) Test Strategy
5 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (24.00%) Banking
6 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (24.00%) Oracle
6 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (20.00%) Project Management
7 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
7 5 (20.00%) Test Management
7 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (16.00%) System Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
8 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (16.00%) Android
8 4 (16.00%) iPhone
8 4 (16.00%) QA
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Phone
8 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
8 4 (16.00%) Investment Banking
8 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
8 4 (16.00%) Risk Management

ISTQB Foundation 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 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Project
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) Big Data
5 1 (4.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Calabash
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (4.00%) Robotium
2 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (24.00%) Banking
2 4 (16.00%) Investment Banking
2 4 (16.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
1 10 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) ETL Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Software Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.00%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (16.00%) iPhone
3 4 (16.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (12.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.00%) Ontologies
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Android
1 4 (16.00%) Windows Phone
1 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Solaris
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (20.00%) Project Management
4 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Test Management
4 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (16.00%) System Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) ETL
6 3 (12.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Cyber Security
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VBA
2 1 (4.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (80.00%) ISEB
2 15 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (36.00%) Degree
4 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (12.00%) PMP
5 3 (12.00%) PMI Certification
5 3 (12.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Charles River
2 1 (4.00%) Vermilion
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