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 25 May 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 141 194 187
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 13 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.11% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 0.76% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 9
Median daily rate £400 £463 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £355 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £570 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 - £11.25
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
527 788 1112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.91% 14.52% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 604 813
Median daily rate £450 £426 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.75% +2.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 15
Median hourly rate £21.78 £20.88 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% -5.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £16.16 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £34.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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
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 25 May 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 25 May 2016, 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 22 (84.62%) ISEB
2 21 (80.77%) Test Scripting
3 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (53.85%) ISTQB
5 13 (50.00%) SQL
6 11 (42.31%) HP
7 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
7 10 (38.46%) Software Testing
7 10 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
8 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (30.77%) DV Cleared
9 8 (30.77%) Performance Testing
9 8 (30.77%) C#
9 8 (30.77%) Visual Studio
9 8 (30.77%) XML
10 7 (26.92%) Web Services
10 7 (26.92%) .NET
10 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
10 7 (26.92%) Smartcard
10 7 (26.92%) TDD
10 7 (26.92%) Data Analysis
10 7 (26.92%) Scrum
10 7 (26.92%) IVR
10 7 (26.92%) JIRA
10 7 (26.92%) Test Management
10 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
10 7 (26.92%) SpecFlow
10 7 (26.92%) Gherkin

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.85%) Aligne
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (30.77%) Visual Studio
3 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
3 7 (26.92%) JIRA
3 7 (26.92%) SpecFlow
4 5 (19.23%) Selenium
5 4 (15.38%) LoadRunner
5 4 (15.38%) Selenium IDE
5 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 2 (7.69%) Toad
7 1 (3.85%) FitNesse
7 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.85%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (15.38%) Banking
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Analyst
2 11 (42.31%) Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Test Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Test Automation Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Test Automation Specialist
4 4 (15.38%) Test Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Developer in Test
6 1 (3.85%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Regression Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.85%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) XML
2 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 7 (26.92%) Gherkin
2 7 (26.92%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) ADO
3 1 (3.85%) ODBC
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) IVR
1 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
1 7 (26.92%) Smartcard
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Biometrics
3 1 (3.85%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Test Scripting
2 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (38.46%) Software Testing
4 8 (30.77%) Performance Testing
5 7 (26.92%) ATDD
5 7 (26.92%) Data Analysis
5 7 (26.92%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (26.92%) Functional Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Scrum
5 7 (26.92%) SDLC
5 7 (26.92%) TDD
5 7 (26.92%) Test Management
6 6 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Test Planning
8 4 (15.38%) BDD
8 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Software Delivery
8 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) C#
3 4 (15.38%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) VB
4 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (84.62%) ISEB
2 14 (53.85%) ISTQB
3 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
4 8 (30.77%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) IIBA
5 1 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) HP
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Atlassian
4 2 (7.69%) Cognos
4 2 (7.69%) IBM
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) Compaq
5 1 (3.85%) Siebel
5 1 (3.85%) Terracotta
5 1 (3.85%) webMethods
5 1 (3.85%) WorldPay