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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 176 158 190
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +32
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 17 54 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.87% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.08% 4.85% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 48 10
Average daily rate
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£438 £368 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £338 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
-5.07% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+120.96% -65.41%
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
816 1114 929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.81% 18.00% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 798 605
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 36
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -46.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.26 £17.62 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 37 (71.15%) ISEB
2 29 (55.77%) Finance
3 28 (53.85%) SQL
4 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (32.69%) Banking
5 17 (32.69%) QA
6 14 (26.92%) Selenium
6 14 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 12 (23.08%) Data Migration
8 12 (23.08%) Migration
8 12 (23.08%) Test Automation
8 12 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (21.15%) PRINCE2
9 11 (21.15%) Degree
10 10 (19.23%) Investment Banking
10 10 (19.23%) ITIL
10 10 (19.23%) .NET
10 10 (19.23%) Test Strategy
10 10 (19.23%) Waterfall
11 9 (17.31%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (17.31%) Analytics
11 9 (17.31%) Oracle
11 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
11 9 (17.31%) Scrum
11 9 (17.31%) Automated Testing
11 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
12 8 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (13.46%) MSMQ

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (3.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.92%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) HTTP
1 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.77%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.77%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.85%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.92%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.92%) Big Data
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (26.92%) Selenium
2 7 (13.46%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (11.54%) JIRA
4 5 (9.62%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 4 (7.69%) JUnit
5 4 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 4 (7.69%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.77%) JBehave
6 3 (5.77%) TestNG
6 3 (5.77%) Toad
6 3 (5.77%) LoadRunner
6 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.77%) Hudson
7 2 (3.85%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.85%) NeoLoad
8 1 (1.92%) Appium
8 1 (1.92%) Gradle
General
1 29 (55.77%) Finance
2 17 (32.69%) Banking
3 10 (19.23%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Legal
4 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.92%) Front Office
5 1 (1.92%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (48.08%) Analyst
2 24 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 19 (36.54%) Tester
4 10 (19.23%) QA Tester
5 8 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
5 8 (15.38%) QA Analyst
6 7 (13.46%) Test Manager
7 6 (11.54%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.77%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Tester
9 2 (3.85%) Programme Manager
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Systems Tester
9 2 (3.85%) QA Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Agile Tester
9 2 (3.85%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Integration Tester
9 2 (3.85%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) .NET
2 7 (13.46%) MSMQ
3 5 (9.62%) Web Services
4 3 (5.77%) SOAP
5 2 (3.85%) XML
5 2 (3.85%) WCF
5 2 (3.85%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.92%) HTML
6 1 (1.92%) jQuery
6 1 (1.92%) REST
6 1 (1.92%) Spring
6 1 (1.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.46%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.69%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.85%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.85%) Equities
5 2 (3.85%) Derivative
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Solaris
1 2 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 12 (23.08%) Migration
4 12 (23.08%) Data Migration
4 12 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 11 (21.15%) PRINCE2
6 10 (19.23%) ITIL
6 10 (19.23%) Waterfall
6 10 (19.23%) Test Strategy
7 9 (17.31%) Analytics
7 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
7 9 (17.31%) Scrum
7 9 (17.31%) Automated Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Regression Testing
8 7 (13.46%) TDD
8 7 (13.46%) BDD
8 7 (13.46%) Functional Testing
9 6 (11.54%) V-Model
9 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (53.85%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) PL/SQL
2 5 (9.62%) Scala
3 4 (7.69%) Java
4 3 (5.77%) Groovy
5 2 (3.85%) C#
6 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.92%) VBA
6 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (71.15%) ISEB
2 12 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (21.15%) Degree
4 5 (9.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (5.77%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.69%) QA
2 5 (9.62%) GAAP
3 4 (7.69%) Solvency II
4 2 (3.85%) COREP
4 2 (3.85%) FINREP
5 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) Puppet
2 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.92%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Oracle
2 7 (13.46%) Sybase
3 6 (11.54%) HP
4 2 (3.85%) Cognos
4 2 (3.85%) IBM
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.85%) Sun
5 1 (1.92%) Metastorm
5 1 (1.92%) Teradata
5 1 (1.92%) Netezza
5 1 (1.92%) Greenplum
5 1 (1.92%) Vertica
5 1 (1.92%) WorldPay