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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 133 155 180
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +25
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 19 35 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.61% 0.70% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 4.49% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 21
Average daily rate £338 £370 £416
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% -11.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
469 779 1001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.95% 15.47% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 581 669
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 15
Average hourly rate £21.81 £18.70 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.61% -21.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £12.60 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.08 £22.00 £38.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 27 (67.50%) ISEB
2 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (42.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 13 (32.50%) Software Testing
5 13 (32.50%) Finance
6 12 (30.00%) JIRA
6 12 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (30.00%) Test Strategy
6 12 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
7 11 (27.50%) QA
8 10 (25.00%) SQL
8 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (22.50%) Test Planning
9 9 (22.50%) Defect Management
9 9 (22.50%) Functional Testing
9 9 (22.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (22.50%) BDD
9 9 (22.50%) Java
9 9 (22.50%) HP
10 8 (20.00%) C#
10 8 (20.00%) Regression Testing
10 8 (20.00%) TDD
11 7 (17.50%) Degree
11 7 (17.50%) Test Management
11 7 (17.50%) Scrum
11 7 (17.50%) .NET
11 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
11 7 (17.50%) Cucumber

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Project
2 1 (2.50%) Open Workbench
2 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Markit EDM
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.50%) TradeThru
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) DB2
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.50%) Big Data
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) JIRA
1 12 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (17.50%) Cucumber
3 6 (15.00%) Selenium
4 5 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 5 (12.50%) SpecFlow
5 4 (10.00%) Appium
5 4 (10.00%) Calabash
5 4 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
6 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.00%) JBehave
7 2 (5.00%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.50%) JUnit
8 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.50%) MSTest
8 1 (2.50%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (2.50%) TestDirector
8 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Billing
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Analyst
1 24 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Test Leader
3 5 (12.50%) Tester
4 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Automation Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Lead Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Migration Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Test Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) UAT Lead
5 2 (5.00%) UAT Test Lead
5 2 (5.00%) UAT Tester
6 1 (2.50%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Defect Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) XML
3 1 (2.50%) REST
3 1 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.00%) Derivative
4 2 (5.00%) Fixed Income
4 2 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (5.00%) Reinsurance
5 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.50%) Equities
5 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.50%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.50%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (2.50%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Android
1 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
3 2 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.50%) Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 13 (32.50%) Software Testing
5 12 (30.00%) Test Strategy
6 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
7 9 (22.50%) BDD
7 9 (22.50%) Defect Management
7 9 (22.50%) Functional Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Test Planning
8 8 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 8 (20.00%) TDD
9 7 (17.50%) Scrum
9 7 (17.50%) SDLC
9 7 (17.50%) Test Management
10 6 (15.00%) Automation Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Integration Testing
10 6 (15.00%) System Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) SQL
2 9 (22.50%) Java
3 8 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (7.50%) C++
5 1 (2.50%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (67.50%) ISEB
2 12 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (17.50%) Degree
4 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) GAAP
3 1 (2.50%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) HP
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.00%) Oracle
4 5 (12.50%) Informatica
5 4 (10.00%) Siebel
6 2 (5.00%) CODA
6 2 (5.00%) Sun
6 2 (5.00%) WorldPay
7 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.50%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix
7 1 (2.50%) Remedy
7 1 (2.50%) Reuters
7 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
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