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 2 July 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.

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 151 192 177
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -15
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.36% 0.27% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.16% 2.04% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 29
Median daily rate £388 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £326 £323
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% +125.92%
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
556 786 1013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.69% 13.45% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 585 737
Median daily rate £475 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 17
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £16.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £47.50 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +12.50%

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 2 July 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 2 July 2016, 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 30 (76.92%) ISEB
2 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (41.03%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 15 (38.46%) Finance
5 14 (35.90%) HP
5 14 (35.90%) Software Testing
6 13 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
7 12 (30.77%) SQL
8 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
8 11 (28.21%) JIRA
8 11 (28.21%) Selenium
9 10 (25.64%) QA
9 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (23.08%) DV Cleared
11 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (20.51%) SDLC
11 8 (20.51%) Defect Management
12 7 (17.95%) Integration Testing
12 7 (17.95%) BDD
12 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
12 7 (17.95%) Oracle
13 6 (15.38%) Java
13 6 (15.38%) MS Office
13 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (15.38%) Validation
13 6 (15.38%) WebDriver
13 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Office
2 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
3 4 (10.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.56%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.56%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) DNS
1 1 (2.56%) Firewall
1 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (5.13%) Big Data
4 2 (5.13%) HPCC
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) JIRA
1 11 (28.21%) Selenium
2 6 (15.38%) WebDriver
3 5 (12.82%) LoadRunner
4 4 (10.26%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (7.69%) JMeter
6 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.13%) HP UFT
6 2 (5.13%) NeoLoad
6 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.13%) Toad
6 2 (5.13%) Zephyr
7 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.56%) TestDirector
General
1 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Advertising
3 2 (5.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Analyst
1 10 (25.64%) Test Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Test Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Tester
3 5 (12.82%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Test Automation Specialist
4 4 (10.26%) Test Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) QA Leader
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.13%) ETL Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Tester
6 2 (5.13%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Test Validation Manager
6 2 (5.13%) UAT Lead
6 2 (5.13%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) XML
2 3 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) ADO
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) Middleware
3 1 (2.56%) ODBC
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (5.13%) Reinsurance
3 2 (5.13%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.56%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Unix
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) Software Testing
3 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
5 9 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (20.51%) Defect Management
6 8 (20.51%) SDLC
6 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (17.95%) BDD
7 7 (17.95%) Integration Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Validation
9 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (12.82%) Test Management
9 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
10 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Software Delivery
10 4 (10.26%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) Java
3 5 (12.82%) Python
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) VB
5 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (76.92%) ISEB
2 15 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 13 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (23.08%) DV Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) GAAP
3 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 16 (41.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) HP
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) Oracle
3 4 (10.26%) Atlassian
3 4 (10.26%) Siebel
4 3 (7.69%) IBM
4 3 (7.69%) Sun
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix
5 2 (5.13%) CODA
5 2 (5.13%) Cognos
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.56%) WorldPay
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