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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 187 190 182
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 9 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.18% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 1.18% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 16
Average daily rate
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£314 £341 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.05% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £270 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £373 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.75% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.46 £34.00 £4.00
% change year-on-year
-30.99% +750.00%
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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
850 1016 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.21% 15.28% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 695 586
Average daily rate £413 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 35
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £41.53 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 December 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 December 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 13 (72.22%) ISEB
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) ISTQB
3 8 (44.44%) Waterfall
4 7 (38.89%) Software Testing
5 6 (33.33%) QA
5 6 (33.33%) Finance
6 5 (27.78%) Blackberry
6 5 (27.78%) Windows
6 5 (27.78%) Degree
6 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
6 5 (27.78%) System Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Apple iOS
6 5 (27.78%) Android
6 5 (27.78%) iPhone
6 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
6 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Phone
7 4 (22.22%) BDD
7 4 (22.22%) Selenium
7 4 (22.22%) Web Services
7 4 (22.22%) SQL
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 3 (16.67%) JUnit
8 3 (16.67%) Java
8 3 (16.67%) ETL
8 3 (16.67%) JIRA
8 3 (16.67%) Use Case
8 3 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 3 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.56%) Big Data
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (16.67%) TestNG
2 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (16.67%) JBehave
2 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 3 (16.67%) Hudson
2 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 3 (16.67%) JUnit
2 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Calabash
3 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.56%) Robotium
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Test Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) ETL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Blackberry
1 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
1 5 (27.78%) iPhone
1 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.56%) Equities
2 1 (5.56%) Derivative
2 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
1 5 (27.78%) Android
1 5 (27.78%) Apple iOS
1 5 (27.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 7 (38.89%) Software Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 5 (27.78%) System Testing
5 4 (22.22%) BDD
6 3 (16.67%) V-Model
6 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (16.67%) ATDD
6 3 (16.67%) Feature Driven Development
6 3 (16.67%) Use Case
6 3 (16.67%) TDD
6 3 (16.67%) ETL
7 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Investment Management
8 1 (5.56%) Monte Carlo Method
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Groovy
2 3 (16.67%) Scala
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) ISEB
2 11 (61.11%) ISTQB
3 5 (27.78%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Siebel