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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
London / City of London
Rank 151 134 159
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +25
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 19 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.59% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.36% 3.95% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 20
Median daily rate £313 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £498 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £319 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
442 481 815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.92% 15.05% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 349 603
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 17
Median hourly rate £15.98 £19.50 £19.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.05% +2.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £16.00 £13.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £33.80 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017, 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 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (25.00%) Open Source
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) Maven
5 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) NeoLoad
5 2 (16.67%) AppDynamics

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) Maven
3 2 (16.67%) NeoLoad
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (8.33%) Appium
4 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
4 1 (8.33%) Calabash
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) FogBugz
4 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (8.33%) Hudson
4 1 (8.33%) JBehave
4 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
4 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (8.33%) General Ledger
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Fraud Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAP BI Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Test Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Contactless
2 1 (8.33%) Equities
2 1 (8.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (8.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (16.67%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) AppDynamics
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) WorldPay
2 1 (8.33%) Xamarin