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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 135 188 196
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 13 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 0.88% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 8
Average daily rate £350 £371 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £266 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £465 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £385 £305
% change year-on-year
-15.58% +26.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £18.75 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+473.33% +59.57%
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
472 791 1017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.02% 15.58% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 593 675
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £269 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 17
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.44 £22.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 14 February 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 14 February 2016, 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 15 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 14 (66.67%) ISEB
3 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (57.14%) ISTQB
5 10 (47.62%) SQL
6 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
7 7 (33.33%) Data Analysis
7 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (33.33%) System Testing
7 7 (33.33%) Performance Testing
7 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (33.33%) Functional Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Automation Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Test Management
8 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (28.57%) JIRA
8 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
8 6 (28.57%) XML
8 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
8 6 (28.57%) Finance
9 5 (23.81%) Scrum
9 5 (23.81%) IVR
9 5 (23.81%) TDD
9 5 (23.81%) .NET
9 5 (23.81%) C#
9 5 (23.81%) Web Services
9 5 (23.81%) Smartcard
9 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (23.81%) Defect Tracking

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Project
3 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.76%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Aligne
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (28.57%) JIRA
2 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
3 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
4 2 (9.52%) Selenium
5 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
5 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Analyst
2 14 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Migration Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Regression Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) XML
2 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) Gherkin
2 5 (23.81%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (23.81%) IVR
2 5 (23.81%) Smartcard
3 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Biometrics
4 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.76%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (4.76%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 7 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 7 (33.33%) System Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Test Management
5 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (23.81%) ATDD
6 5 (23.81%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) TDD
7 4 (19.05%) SDLC
7 4 (19.05%) Test Planning
7 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
8 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) ISEB
2 12 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 4 (19.05%) DV Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (4.76%) IIBA
5 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Siebel
3 2 (9.52%) WorldPay
4 1 (4.76%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Compaq
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Terracotta
4 1 (4.76%) webMethods
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