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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 187 170 193
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +23
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 16 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.56% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.04% 3.24% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 21
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £348 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £640 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £334
% change year-on-year
+0.77% -3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -46.00%
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
785 1018 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.42% 17.27% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 748 732
Average daily rate £438 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 59
Average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.03 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 34 (73.91%) ISEB
2 28 (60.87%) Finance
3 27 (58.70%) SQL
4 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (39.13%) Banking
5 15 (32.61%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (30.43%) Test Automation
6 14 (30.43%) QA
7 13 (28.26%) Selenium
7 13 (28.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (26.09%) Test Scripting
8 12 (26.09%) Migration
8 12 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (23.91%) Data Migration
10 10 (21.74%) PRINCE2
10 10 (21.74%) Degree
10 10 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (19.57%) Waterfall
11 9 (19.57%) Investment Banking
11 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
11 9 (19.57%) .NET
11 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
12 8 (17.39%) Sybase
12 8 (17.39%) Regression Testing
12 8 (17.39%) HP UFT
12 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
12 8 (17.39%) Integration Testing
13 7 (15.22%) HP
13 7 (15.22%) MSMQ
13 7 (15.22%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (4.35%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.35%) LiveLink
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Project
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (4.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.17%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.17%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.35%) Star Schema
3 2 (4.35%) Data Mart
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) Big Data
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Selenium
2 8 (17.39%) HP UFT
3 6 (13.04%) JIRA
4 4 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.52%) PowerBuilder
5 3 (6.52%) JMeter
5 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.35%) Appium
6 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.35%) Calabash
6 2 (4.35%) TestDirector
6 2 (4.35%) JUnit
7 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.17%) Xcode
7 1 (2.17%) Subversion
7 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.17%) JBehave
7 1 (2.17%) Hudson
General
1 28 (60.87%) Finance
2 18 (39.13%) Banking
3 9 (19.57%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.35%) Front Office
6 1 (2.17%) Back Office
6 1 (2.17%) Legal
6 1 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 29 (63.04%) Analyst
2 28 (60.87%) Test Analyst
3 11 (23.91%) Tester
4 9 (19.57%) QA Analyst
5 8 (17.39%) QA Test Analyst
6 7 (15.22%) QA Tester
7 5 (10.87%) Test Manager
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Test Leader
9 2 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Integration Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Programme Test Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Systems Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Programme Manager
10 1 (2.17%) Software Tester
10 1 (2.17%) Consultant
10 1 (2.17%) Architect
10 1 (2.17%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) .NET
2 7 (15.22%) MSMQ
3 4 (8.70%) Web Services
4 3 (6.52%) SOAP
5 2 (4.35%) HTML
5 2 (4.35%) XML
5 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.17%) CSS
6 1 (2.17%) XML Schema
6 1 (2.17%) JSON
6 1 (2.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.70%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.35%) Equities
4 2 (4.35%) Derivative
5 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.17%) IPTV
5 1 (2.17%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.17%) EFT
5 1 (2.17%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Solaris
3 1 (2.17%) Android
3 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 13 (28.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (26.09%) Test Scripting
4 12 (26.09%) Migration
5 11 (23.91%) Data Migration
6 10 (21.74%) PRINCE2
7 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
7 9 (19.57%) Waterfall
8 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 8 (17.39%) Integration Testing
8 8 (17.39%) Regression Testing
9 7 (15.22%) ITIL
9 7 (15.22%) Test Strategy
9 7 (15.22%) Analytics
10 6 (13.04%) System Testing
11 4 (8.70%) Test Management
11 4 (8.70%) Performance Testing
11 4 (8.70%) Use Case
11 4 (8.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (58.70%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) Java
3 5 (10.87%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.52%) Ruby
5 2 (4.35%) Groovy
5 2 (4.35%) Scala
5 2 (4.35%) C#
5 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.17%) VBA
6 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (73.91%) ISEB
2 12 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (21.74%) Degree
4 5 (10.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (30.43%) QA
2 5 (10.87%) GAAP
3 4 (8.70%) Solvency II
4 2 (4.35%) COREP
4 2 (4.35%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Sybase
2 7 (15.22%) HP
3 6 (13.04%) Oracle
4 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.52%) OpenText
6 2 (4.35%) Teradata
6 2 (4.35%) Netezza
6 2 (4.35%) Greenplum
6 2 (4.35%) Vertica
6 2 (4.35%) Sun
6 2 (4.35%) Cognos
6 2 (4.35%) IBM
7 1 (2.17%) Xamarin
7 1 (2.17%) WorldPay
7 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
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