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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 149 170 180
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 35 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.68% 0.52% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.93% 2.92% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 9
Average daily rate
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£428 £373 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.76% -12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £251 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -59.13%
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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
891 1027 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.35% 17.70% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 675 610
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 39
Average hourly rate £18.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.20% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.03 £15.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 38 (63.33%) ISEB
2 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (50.00%) Finance
4 28 (46.67%) SQL
5 17 (28.33%) QA
5 17 (28.33%) Test Automation
6 16 (26.67%) Selenium
7 15 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 14 (23.33%) Data Migration
8 14 (23.33%) Migration
9 13 (21.67%) Test Scripting
9 13 (21.67%) Banking
9 13 (21.67%) Software Testing
9 13 (21.67%) BDD
10 12 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (20.00%) Degree
11 11 (18.33%) JIRA
11 11 (18.33%) TDD
11 11 (18.33%) Scrum
11 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
11 11 (18.33%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (16.67%) .NET
12 10 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
12 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (16.67%) Waterfall
12 10 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (15.00%) Cucumber
13 9 (15.00%) V-Model
13 9 (15.00%) Scala

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (3.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Cognos TM1
1 6 (10.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) HTTP
1 1 (1.67%) DVB
1 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
1 11 (18.33%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.33%) Data Mart
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (26.67%) Selenium
2 11 (18.33%) JIRA
3 10 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (15.00%) Cucumber
5 8 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (10.00%) JUnit
6 6 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 6 (10.00%) Hudson
6 6 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (8.33%) JBehave
7 5 (8.33%) TestNG
8 4 (6.67%) LoadRunner
9 3 (5.00%) JMeter
9 3 (5.00%) Toad
9 3 (5.00%) Maven
9 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (5.00%) Mockito
9 3 (5.00%) Gradle
General
1 30 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (21.67%) Banking
3 9 (15.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Games
5 1 (1.67%) Local Government
5 1 (1.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 28 (46.67%) Analyst
2 27 (45.00%) Test Analyst
3 22 (36.67%) Tester
4 10 (16.67%) QA Tester
5 8 (13.33%) Test Leader
6 6 (10.00%) QA Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Test Manager
7 5 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Tester
10 2 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) Performance Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) Integration Tester
10 2 (3.33%) Systems Tester
10 2 (3.33%) Performance Test Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) .NET
2 8 (13.33%) Web Services
3 6 (10.00%) MSMQ
4 4 (6.67%) Gherkin
4 4 (6.67%) XML
5 3 (5.00%) SOAP
5 3 (5.00%) Spring
5 3 (5.00%) JSON
6 2 (3.33%) WCF
6 2 (3.33%) HTML
7 1 (1.67%) Middleware
7 1 (1.67%) jQuery
7 1 (1.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.33%) Derivative
4 2 (3.33%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.33%) Equities
5 1 (1.67%) IPTV
5 1 (1.67%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.67%) Online Games
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) UNIX
2 2 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.33%) Test Automation
3 15 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 14 (23.33%) Migration
4 14 (23.33%) Data Migration
5 13 (21.67%) Test Scripting
5 13 (21.67%) Software Testing
5 13 (21.67%) BDD
6 12 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (18.33%) Scrum
7 11 (18.33%) TDD
8 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 9 (15.00%) V-Model
9 9 (15.00%) ITIL
9 9 (15.00%) Regression Testing
9 9 (15.00%) Automated Testing
10 8 (13.33%) PRINCE2
10 8 (13.33%) Analytics
11 7 (11.67%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) SQL
2 9 (15.00%) Java
2 9 (15.00%) Scala
3 7 (11.67%) PL/SQL
4 5 (8.33%) Groovy
5 3 (5.00%) C#
6 2 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) VBA
7 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (63.33%) ISEB
2 12 (20.00%) Degree
3 10 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.33%) VCP4
7 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.33%) QA
2 6 (10.00%) GAAP
3 4 (6.67%) Solvency II
4 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.00%) Puppet
2 3 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) Oracle
1 6 (10.00%) Sybase
1 6 (10.00%) Cognos
2 4 (6.67%) HP
3 3 (5.00%) IBM
3 3 (5.00%) Sun
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) Metastorm
4 1 (1.67%) Siebel
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