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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 189 192 192
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 8 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.15% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 1.00% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 24
Average daily rate
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£413 £450 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £325 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £720 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £20.63 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+18.78% +50.00%
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
805 904 1094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.94% 15.32% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 634 764
Average daily rate £430 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 38
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -29.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.46 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £31.67 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 (78.57%) ISTQB
2 10 (71.43%) ISEB
3 7 (50.00%) Degree
4 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (35.71%) SDLC
5 5 (35.71%) Project Management
5 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (35.71%) Test Management
5 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
5 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 5 (35.71%) JIRA
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) QA
6 4 (28.57%) Migration
6 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
7 3 (21.43%) Validation
7 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
7 3 (21.43%) Star Schema
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) TestDirector
7 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 3 (21.43%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (21.43%) Star Schema
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) Big Data
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) TestDirector
3 2 (14.29%) FitNesse
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Programme Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) OAT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
1 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 2 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 5 (35.71%) Test Management
2 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
2 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
2 5 (35.71%) SDLC
3 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) System Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Validation
4 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (21.43%) Inmon Methodology
4 3 (21.43%) Data Validation
4 3 (21.43%) V-Model
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) ISTQB
2 10 (71.43%) ISEB
3 7 (50.00%) Degree
4 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) COREP
2 1 (7.14%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) Teradata
1 3 (21.43%) Netezza
1 3 (21.43%) Greenplum
1 3 (21.43%) Vertica
2 2 (14.29%) WorldPay
2 2 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Siebel