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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 160 139 185
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +46
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.64% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.48% 4.19% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 16
Median daily rate £475 £300 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
473 525 876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.86% 15.23% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 392 661
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 13
Median hourly rate £18.10 £19.10 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.23% +41.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £17.50 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.10 £17.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 14 (87.50%) ISEB
2 8 (50.00%) Banking
2 8 (50.00%) Degree
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) JIRA
4 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 6 (37.50%) NeoLoad
5 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
5 5 (31.25%) Open Source
5 5 (31.25%) AppDynamics
5 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
6 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (25.00%) QA
6 4 (25.00%) Selenium
6 4 (25.00%) Maven
6 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (25.00%) SDLC
6 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
7 3 (18.75%) JMeter
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
8 2 (12.50%) SAP
8 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 2 (12.50%) JBehave

ISTQB
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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP ERP
1 1 (6.25%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
1 6 (37.50%) JIRA
1 6 (37.50%) NeoLoad
2 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 4 (25.00%) Maven
3 4 (25.00%) Selenium
4 3 (18.75%) JMeter
5 2 (12.50%) JBehave
5 2 (12.50%) Zephyr
6 1 (6.25%) Appium
6 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
6 1 (6.25%) Calabash
6 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (6.25%) FogBugz
6 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
6 1 (6.25%) Hudson
6 1 (6.25%) Mercurial
6 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
6 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (50.00%) Banking
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Advertising
4 1 (6.25%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.25%) Games
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Performance Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Defect Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Environment Manager
6 1 (6.25%) ERP Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) ETL Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Firewall Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SAP BI Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Data Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Test Environment Manager
6 1 (6.25%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Equities
3 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
3 5 (31.25%) Open Source
4 4 (25.00%) SDLC
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) BDD
6 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 1 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
7 1 (6.25%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) ISEB
2 8 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Graphite
1 2 (12.50%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) AppDynamics
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) MuleSoft
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.25%) Xamarin
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