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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 165 182 177
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.42% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.95% 2.76% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 19
Median daily rate £375 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £463 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £12.38
% change year-on-year
+11.66% +142.42%
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
614 798 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.48% 15.06% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 576 640
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £353
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 15
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £12.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.05 £44.12 £31.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +14.18%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 27 (84.38%) ISEB
2 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
4 12 (37.50%) JIRA
4 12 (37.50%) Finance
5 11 (34.38%) Selenium
6 10 (31.25%) Test Automation
6 10 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (28.13%) SDLC
7 9 (28.13%) HP
8 8 (25.00%) SQL
8 8 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 8 (25.00%) QA
8 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 7 (21.88%) DV Cleared
9 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
9 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (21.88%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (18.75%) Defect Management
10 6 (18.75%) Java
10 6 (18.75%) MS Office
10 6 (18.75%) Validation
10 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
10 6 (18.75%) BDD
10 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
10 6 (18.75%) Banking
11 5 (15.63%) JMeter
11 5 (15.63%) Degree
11 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance 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 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Office
2 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
3 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.13%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.13%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) DNS
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
1 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Big Data
2 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.25%) HPCC
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) JIRA
2 11 (34.38%) Selenium
3 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 5 (15.63%) JMeter
4 5 (15.63%) NeoLoad
5 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
6 3 (9.38%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (9.38%) Zephyr
7 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
7 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
7 2 (6.25%) HP UFT
7 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 2 (6.25%) Maven
7 2 (6.25%) Toad
8 1 (3.13%) JBehave
8 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Tester
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Test Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Test Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) Digital Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Performance Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) QA Leader
5 2 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Test Validation Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) ADO
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) ODBC
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) DTCC
3 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.13%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) Test Automation
3 9 (28.13%) SDLC
4 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (21.88%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (18.75%) BDD
6 6 (18.75%) Defect Management
6 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Validation
7 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
7 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 3 (9.38%) Automation Testing
9 3 (9.38%) High Availability
9 3 (9.38%) Software Delivery
9 3 (9.38%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) Java
3 4 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (84.38%) ISEB
2 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
3 10 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (21.88%) DV Cleared
5 5 (15.63%) Degree
6 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.25%) Graphite
2 2 (6.25%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) HP
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.50%) Atlassian
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (9.38%) AppDynamics
4 3 (9.38%) IBM
5 2 (6.25%) Cognos
6 1 (3.13%) MuleSoft
6 1 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.13%) Siebel
6 1 (3.13%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.13%) WorldPay