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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
London / City of London
Rank 152 140 185
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +45
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 2 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.068% 0.36% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 2.28% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Median daily rate £425 £363 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +15.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- +68.08%

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
431 482 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.63% 15.69% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 349 626
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £638 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 11
Median hourly rate £17.89 £22.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.70% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.96 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £37.08 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +100.00%

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
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 20 January 2017, 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 7 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) Test Management
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) SpecFlow
4 3 (42.86%) ATDD
4 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (28.57%) The Grinder
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) RESTful
5 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) GitHub
5 2 (28.57%) Zephyr
5 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
5 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
5 2 (28.57%) Cucumber

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) SpecFlow
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) JMeter
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) TestDirector
3 2 (28.57%) The Grinder
3 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (28.57%) Zephyr
4 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
4 1 (14.29%) FogBugz
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) Hudson
4 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
4 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (28.57%) Back Office
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 2 (28.57%) RESTful
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) IVR
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 2 (28.57%) Smartcard
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Test Management
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) ATDD
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) Jython
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle