The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB 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 over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 178 157 204
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +47
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 48 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.81% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.69% 4.40% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 42 7
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£438 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.91% -6.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £488 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.23% -4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £13.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+129.62% -50.90%
ISTQB
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
771 1091 974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.28% 18.32% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 801 646
Average daily rate £427 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.39% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £257 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £554 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 49
Average hourly rate £20.88 £22.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.11% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £13.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £39.30 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

ISTQB
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 across the City of London region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing ISTQB 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.

1 35 (74.47%) ISEB
2 29 (61.70%) SQL
3 27 (57.45%) Finance
4 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (38.30%) QA
6 16 (34.04%) Banking
7 14 (29.79%) Test Scripting
8 13 (27.66%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (27.66%) Selenium
8 13 (27.66%) Test Automation
8 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (25.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (25.53%) Degree
10 11 (23.40%) Data Migration
10 11 (23.40%) Migration
10 11 (23.40%) PRINCE2
11 10 (21.28%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (21.28%) Investment Banking
12 9 (19.15%) Software Testing
12 9 (19.15%) Oracle
12 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
12 9 (19.15%) Waterfall
12 9 (19.15%) Analytics
13 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
13 8 (17.02%) .NET
13 8 (17.02%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (17.02%) Regression Testing
13 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing
14 7 (14.89%) JIRA
14 7 (14.89%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing ISTQB 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.13%) LiveLink
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (4.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.02%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.38%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.26%) Data Mart
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.13%) Star Schema
6 1 (2.13%) Big Data
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Selenium
2 7 (14.89%) JIRA
2 7 (14.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
4 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
4 4 (8.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (6.38%) JBehave
5 3 (6.38%) TestNG
5 3 (6.38%) Toad
5 3 (6.38%) JUnit
5 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.38%) Hudson
5 3 (6.38%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.26%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (2.13%) Maven
7 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.13%) TestDirector
General
1 27 (57.45%) Finance
2 16 (34.04%) Banking
3 10 (21.28%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.26%) Legal
6 1 (2.13%) Local Government
6 1 (2.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 26 (55.32%) Analyst
2 25 (53.19%) Test Analyst
3 17 (36.17%) Tester
4 10 (21.28%) QA Tester
5 9 (19.15%) QA Analyst
6 8 (17.02%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) Test Manager
8 4 (8.51%) Test Leader
9 3 (6.38%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) QA Automation Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) Agile Tester
10 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (4.26%) Programme Manager
10 2 (4.26%) Programme Test Manager
10 2 (4.26%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (4.26%) Systems Tester
10 2 (4.26%) Integration Tester
11 1 (2.13%) Lead Test Analyst
11 1 (2.13%) Functional Test Analyst
11 1 (2.13%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) .NET
2 7 (14.89%) MSMQ
3 4 (8.51%) Web Services
4 2 (4.26%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.26%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) SOAP
5 1 (2.13%) JSON
5 1 (2.13%) Spring
5 1 (2.13%) XML Schema
5 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.51%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.26%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (4.26%) Equities
5 2 (4.26%) Derivative
6 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Solaris
1 2 (4.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) Test Scripting
3 13 (27.66%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (27.66%) Test Automation
4 11 (23.40%) Data Migration
4 11 (23.40%) Migration
4 11 (23.40%) PRINCE2
5 9 (19.15%) Software Testing
5 9 (19.15%) Waterfall
5 9 (19.15%) Analytics
6 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
6 8 (17.02%) Regression Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Integration Testing
7 7 (14.89%) ITIL
8 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (12.77%) Scrum
8 6 (12.77%) TDD
9 5 (10.64%) V-Model
9 5 (10.64%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 29 (61.70%) SQL
2 6 (12.77%) Java
3 5 (10.64%) Scala
3 5 (10.64%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.38%) Groovy
5 1 (2.13%) Ruby
5 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.13%) VBA
5 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 35 (74.47%) ISEB
2 12 (25.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (25.53%) Degree
3 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (38.30%) QA
2 5 (10.64%) GAAP
3 4 (8.51%) Solvency II
4 2 (4.26%) COREP
4 2 (4.26%) FINREP
5 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Oracle
2 7 (14.89%) HP
2 7 (14.89%) Sybase
3 2 (4.26%) OpenText
3 2 (4.26%) IBM
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Sun
3 2 (4.26%) Cognos
4 1 (2.13%) Netezza
4 1 (2.13%) Teradata
4 1 (2.13%) Greenplum
4 1 (2.13%) Vertica
4 1 (2.13%) WorldPay
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