The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 177 198 202
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 18 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 1.88% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 16
Average daily rate
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£463 £413 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £314 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £455 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
902 1065 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.75% 14.98% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 740 660
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 58 40
Average hourly rate £18.10 £23.75 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.78% +33.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £51.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
ISTQB
London

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014, 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 59 (81.94%) ISEB
2 41 (56.94%) Computer Science
3 24 (33.33%) Selenium
4 21 (29.17%) WebDriver
5 20 (27.78%) Test Strategy
6 19 (26.39%) Test Scripting
7 18 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (23.61%) Java
8 17 (23.61%) Banking
9 16 (22.22%) E-Commerce
9 16 (22.22%) Finance
10 15 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (19.44%) Retail
11 14 (19.44%) Degree
12 13 (18.06%) Logistics
12 13 (18.06%) Automation Testing
12 13 (18.06%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (16.67%) Test Management
13 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 12 (16.67%) HP
14 11 (15.28%) Stress Testing
14 11 (15.28%) Performance Testing
15 10 (13.89%) Load Testing
15 10 (13.89%) QA
15 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
15 10 (13.89%) LoadRunner
15 10 (13.89%) Oracle
16 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
16 9 (12.50%) Project Management
16 9 (12.50%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 1 (1.39%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.39%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.17%) Big Data
5 2 (2.78%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 24 (33.33%) Selenium
2 21 (29.17%) WebDriver
3 10 (13.89%) LoadRunner
4 8 (11.11%) Rational Performance Tester
5 7 (9.72%) JIRA
6 6 (8.33%) JMeter
6 6 (8.33%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.78%) Fiddler
7 2 (2.78%) Zephyr
7 2 (2.78%) eggPlant
7 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.39%) Calabash
8 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.39%) ClearQuest
General
1 17 (23.61%) Banking
2 16 (22.22%) Finance
3 14 (19.44%) Retail
4 6 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.17%) Games
5 3 (4.17%) Back Office
6 1 (1.39%) Local Government
6 1 (1.39%) Marketing
6 1 (1.39%) Front Office
6 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Tester
2 15 (20.83%) Developer
2 15 (20.83%) Analyst
2 15 (20.83%) Test Analyst
3 14 (19.44%) Test Manager
4 11 (15.28%) Performance Tester
5 7 (9.72%) Test Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Automation Tester
6 5 (6.94%) Automation Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) ETL Developer
8 3 (4.17%) QA Tester
9 2 (2.78%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Business Test Analyst
10 1 (1.39%) Test Leader
10 1 (1.39%) UAT Manager
10 1 (1.39%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
10 1 (1.39%) Process Improvement Manager
10 1 (1.39%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) .NET
2 3 (4.17%) Gherkin
3 2 (2.78%) XML
4 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.39%) SOAP
4 1 (1.39%) Web Services
4 1 (1.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 41 (56.94%) Computer Science
2 8 (11.11%) Social Network
3 3 (4.17%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.17%) Equities
4 2 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.78%) Derivative
4 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.39%) Ontologies
5 1 (1.39%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Solaris
1 4 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) Test Strategy
2 19 (26.39%) Test Scripting
3 16 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 15 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (18.06%) Logistics
5 13 (18.06%) Automation Testing
6 12 (16.67%) Test Management
7 11 (15.28%) Stress Testing
7 11 (15.28%) Performance Testing
8 10 (13.89%) Load Testing
9 9 (12.50%) Project Management
9 9 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 9 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 8 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (8.33%) PRINCE2
11 6 (8.33%) BDD
12 5 (6.94%) Process Improvement
12 5 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (5.56%) ITIL
13 4 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.61%) Java
2 7 (9.72%) C#
3 6 (8.33%) SQL
4 5 (6.94%) C
5 3 (4.17%) C++
5 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.78%) Ruby
6 2 (2.78%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (81.94%) ISEB
2 18 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (19.44%) Degree
4 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (4.17%) Sun Certification
8 2 (2.78%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.39%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (18.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) HP
2 10 (13.89%) Oracle
3 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.39%) IBM
4 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.39%) Remedy
4 1 (1.39%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.39%) Thunderhead
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £525 - £565 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago