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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 188 173 202
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +29
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 23 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.42% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.68% 2.66% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 20
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.82% +8.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £700 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -46.00%
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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
859 902 1098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.78% 15.64% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 627 743
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 61
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.16 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% -31.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.43 £33.49 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 32 (78.05%) ISEB
2 21 (51.22%) Finance
3 19 (46.34%) SQL
4 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (34.15%) Banking
5 13 (31.71%) QA
5 13 (31.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
5 13 (31.71%) Test Automation
6 11 (26.83%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (26.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (26.83%) Degree
7 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
8 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
8 9 (21.95%) Migration
9 8 (19.51%) Software Testing
9 8 (19.51%) Selenium
9 8 (19.51%) .NET
9 8 (19.51%) Java
9 8 (19.51%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (19.51%) HP
10 7 (17.07%) PRINCE2
10 7 (17.07%) Integration Testing
10 7 (17.07%) Data Migration
10 7 (17.07%) System Testing
10 7 (17.07%) Waterfall
10 7 (17.07%) Test Strategy
11 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
11 6 (14.63%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 3 (7.32%) LiveLink
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Project
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.44%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.44%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.44%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
1 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.44%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.51%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.32%) Star Schema
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.32%) Big Data
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Selenium
2 6 (14.63%) JIRA
2 6 (14.63%) HP UFT
3 4 (9.76%) PowerBuilder
4 3 (7.32%) JMeter
4 3 (7.32%) TestDirector
5 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.44%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.44%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.44%) Calabash
6 1 (2.44%) eggPlant
6 1 (2.44%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (2.44%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.44%) Appium
6 1 (2.44%) JUnit
6 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.44%) Subversion
6 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (51.22%) Finance
2 14 (34.15%) Banking
3 6 (14.63%) Investment Banking
4 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Billing
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.44%) Front Office
5 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (60.98%) Analyst
2 23 (56.10%) Test Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) QA Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Tester
5 6 (14.63%) Test Manager
5 6 (14.63%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) QA Tester
7 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.88%) Systems Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Programme Test Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Programme Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) Service Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.44%) Architect
9 1 (2.44%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) .NET
2 5 (12.20%) MSMQ
3 3 (7.32%) XML
4 2 (4.88%) XML Schema
4 2 (4.88%) CSS
4 2 (4.88%) SOAP
5 1 (2.44%) Web Services
5 1 (2.44%) JSON
5 1 (2.44%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.44%) REST
5 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.32%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.88%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.44%) EFT
5 1 (2.44%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.44%) Equities
5 1 (2.44%) IPTV
5 1 (2.44%) Derivative
5 1 (2.44%) Video on Demand
5 1 (2.44%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Android
3 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (31.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
2 13 (31.71%) Test Automation
3 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Migration
5 8 (19.51%) Software Testing
6 7 (17.07%) Integration Testing
6 7 (17.07%) PRINCE2
6 7 (17.07%) Waterfall
6 7 (17.07%) Test Strategy
6 7 (17.07%) System Testing
6 7 (17.07%) Data Migration
7 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Test Management
8 5 (12.20%) ITIL
8 5 (12.20%) Validation
8 5 (12.20%) Project Management
8 5 (12.20%) Analytics
9 4 (9.76%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) SQL
2 8 (19.51%) Java
3 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.32%) C#
4 2 (4.88%) Ruby
5 1 (2.44%) Groovy
5 1 (2.44%) VB
5 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (78.05%) ISEB
2 11 (26.83%) Degree
2 11 (26.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (31.71%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) COREP
2 2 (4.88%) FINREP
3 1 (2.44%) Solvency II
3 1 (2.44%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 11 (26.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) HP
2 6 (14.63%) Sybase
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle
3 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.76%) OpenText
5 3 (7.32%) Teradata
5 3 (7.32%) Netezza
5 3 (7.32%) Greenplum
5 3 (7.32%) Vertica
6 2 (4.88%) WorldPay
7 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.44%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.44%) Xamarin
7 1 (2.44%) SAP
7 1 (2.44%) Siebel
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