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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 175 208 198
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 29 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.19% 1.82% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +25.00%
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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
909 1098 1032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.30% 15.03% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 747 711
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £256 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 36
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.65 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.22% -28.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £40.75 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014, 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 29 (61.70%) ISEB
2 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (38.30%) Test Strategy
4 13 (27.66%) Finance
4 13 (27.66%) Computer Science
5 12 (25.53%) HP
6 11 (23.40%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (23.40%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (23.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
7 10 (21.28%) JIRA
7 10 (21.28%) Software Testing
7 10 (21.28%) Degree
8 9 (19.15%) Banking
8 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
8 9 (19.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (17.02%) QA
9 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
9 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
10 7 (14.89%) Oracle
10 7 (14.89%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (14.89%) Test Management
10 7 (14.89%) Selenium
10 7 (14.89%) BDD
11 6 (12.77%) DV Cleared
11 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
11 6 (12.77%) Investment Banking
11 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
11 6 (12.77%) SQL
11 6 (12.77%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 4 (8.51%) MS Project
2 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (8.51%) Cognos TM1
1 4 (8.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.13%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) SAN
2 1 (2.13%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.13%) Big Data
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) JIRA
2 7 (14.89%) Selenium
3 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (8.51%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.38%) JMeter
5 3 (6.38%) Hudson
6 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.26%) TestNG
6 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.26%) JBehave
6 2 (4.26%) Maven
6 2 (4.26%) LoadRunner
6 2 (4.26%) JUnit
6 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.26%) MSTest
6 2 (4.26%) Mockito
General
1 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Banking
3 6 (12.77%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.38%) Retail
4 3 (6.38%) Back Office
5 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Test Manager
2 12 (25.53%) Test Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Tester
4 6 (12.77%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Performance Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Test Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) ETL Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Lead Tester
8 1 (2.13%) Automated Tester
8 1 (2.13%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Senior QA Tester
8 1 (2.13%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) Web Services
2 5 (10.64%) HTML
3 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.51%) JSP
4 3 (6.38%) Middleware
5 2 (4.26%) Spring
5 2 (4.26%) JSON
5 2 (4.26%) REST
5 2 (4.26%) SOAP
5 2 (4.26%) XML
6 1 (2.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.38%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Derivative
3 2 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.26%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.26%) Equities
4 1 (2.13%) IPTV
4 1 (2.13%) Ontologies
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) UNIX
2 3 (6.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) Test Strategy
3 11 (23.40%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (21.28%) Software Testing
4 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
5 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
6 7 (14.89%) Test Management
6 7 (14.89%) BDD
7 5 (10.64%) Test Planning
7 5 (10.64%) Data Migration
7 5 (10.64%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (10.64%) TDD
7 5 (10.64%) Migration
7 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Validation
8 4 (8.51%) V-Model
8 4 (8.51%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.51%) System Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) Java
2 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.51%) Ruby
3 4 (8.51%) Scala
4 3 (6.38%) Groovy
4 3 (6.38%) C#
5 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.13%) C
6 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (61.70%) ISEB
2 11 (23.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (21.28%) Degree
4 9 (19.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
5 6 (12.77%) DV Cleared
5 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.38%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) GAAP
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.26%) Puppet
2 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) HP
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.89%) Oracle
4 4 (8.51%) Cognos
5 2 (4.26%) Citrix
6 1 (2.13%) Thunderhead
6 1 (2.13%) Sun
6 1 (2.13%) Murex
6 1 (2.13%) Siebel
6 1 (2.13%) IBM
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