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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 197 198 205
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 10 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 2.24% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 12
Average daily rate
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£340 £365 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% +1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £465 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £34.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-22.79% +25.92%
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
923 1071 967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.42% 14.73% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 738 665
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 37
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £42.25 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 17 (85.00%) ISEB
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (40.00%) Degree
4 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (30.00%) QA
5 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (25.00%) Investment Banking
6 5 (25.00%) Banking
6 5 (25.00%) Finance
6 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (20.00%) Windows
7 4 (20.00%) Test Management
7 4 (20.00%) System Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
7 4 (20.00%) Android
7 4 (20.00%) iPhone
7 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Phone
8 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (15.00%) Agile Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (15.00%) Mathematics
8 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
1 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (10.00%) TestNG
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.00%) JBehave
1 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (10.00%) Hudson
1 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (10.00%) JUnit
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) Calabash
2 1 (5.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (5.00%) Robotium
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
1 5 (25.00%) Banking
1 5 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) ETL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Automated Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (20.00%) iPhone
2 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (15.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.00%) Ontologies
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
1 4 (20.00%) Android
1 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (20.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (20.00%) Test Management
4 4 (20.00%) System Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) TDD
5 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.00%) ETL
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) Groovy
2 2 (10.00%) Scala
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) ISEB
2 11 (55.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (40.00%) Degree
4 3 (15.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) PMP
5 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Siebel
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Charles River
3 1 (5.00%) Vermilion
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