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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 173 203 200
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 24 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.20% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.70% 1.33% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 17
Average daily rate
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£413 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.19% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £607 £473 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-55.00% +8.10%
ISTQB
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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
889 1054 1071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.18% 14.68% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 728 719
Average daily rate £438 £425 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 40
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.60 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.02% +9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.98 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.43 £48.00 £34.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 43 (71.67%) ISEB
2 26 (43.33%) Computer Science
3 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (35.00%) Test Strategy
4 19 (31.67%) HP
5 18 (30.00%) Finance
6 16 (26.67%) Banking
7 15 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
8 14 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (18.33%) Selenium
11 10 (16.67%) Degree
11 10 (16.67%) Load Testing
11 10 (16.67%) Stress Testing
11 10 (16.67%) Oracle
11 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
12 9 (15.00%) Performance Testing
12 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
12 9 (15.00%) LoadRunner
12 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
12 9 (15.00%) Test Management
12 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
12 9 (15.00%) JIRA
13 8 (13.33%) Social Network
13 8 (13.33%) Rational Performance Tester
13 8 (13.33%) WebDriver
13 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 7 (11.67%) DV Cleared
14 7 (11.67%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (6.67%) MS Project
2 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.33%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (3.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.67%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.33%) Big Data
4 1 (1.67%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (18.33%) Selenium
2 9 (15.00%) JIRA
2 9 (15.00%) LoadRunner
3 8 (13.33%) Rational Performance Tester
3 8 (13.33%) WebDriver
4 7 (11.67%) JMeter
5 4 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.33%) MSTest
7 2 (3.33%) Mockito
7 2 (3.33%) Gradle
7 2 (3.33%) Maven
7 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (3.33%) Fiddler
7 2 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.33%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.67%) Calabash
8 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (30.00%) Finance
2 16 (26.67%) Banking
3 6 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.67%) Retail
5 3 (5.00%) Back Office
6 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Analyst
1 16 (26.67%) Test Analyst
2 15 (25.00%) Tester
3 14 (23.33%) Test Manager
4 10 (16.67%) Performance Tester
5 5 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.00%) ETL Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Test Specialist
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Software Tester
8 1 (1.67%) Release Manager
8 1 (1.67%) QA Tester
8 1 (1.67%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
2 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.67%) JSP
3 4 (6.67%) XML
3 4 (6.67%) HTML
4 3 (5.00%) SOAP
4 3 (5.00%) Web Services
5 2 (3.33%) Middleware
5 2 (3.33%) Spring
5 2 (3.33%) JSON
5 2 (3.33%) REST
5 2 (3.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 26 (43.33%) Computer Science
2 8 (13.33%) Social Network
3 3 (5.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.33%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.33%) Equities
4 2 (3.33%) Derivative
5 1 (1.67%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) UNIX
1 2 (3.33%) Solaris
1 2 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (35.00%) Test Strategy
2 12 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (16.67%) Load Testing
3 10 (16.67%) Stress Testing
4 9 (15.00%) Performance Testing
4 9 (15.00%) Test Management
4 9 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
5 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
6 6 (10.00%) BDD
6 6 (10.00%) Project Management
7 5 (8.33%) Scrum
8 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 4 (6.67%) Manual Testing
8 4 (6.67%) User Stories
9 3 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (5.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.67%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) Java
3 3 (5.00%) Ruby
4 2 (3.33%) Scala
4 2 (3.33%) C
4 2 (3.33%) C#
5 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 43 (71.67%) ISEB
2 15 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
4 10 (16.67%) Degree
4 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (11.67%) DV Cleared
7 3 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.67%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.67%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.33%) Puppet
2 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (31.67%) HP
2 10 (16.67%) Oracle
3 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.33%) Cognos
4 2 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (1.67%) Thunderhead
5 1 (1.67%) Murex
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