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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 184 210 192
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -18
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.25% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 1.75% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 16
Average daily rate
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£381 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+9.16% +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
928 1030 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.39% 14.47% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 721 658
Average daily rate £425 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 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 £41.92 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -21.39%

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 30 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 30 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 28 (60.87%) ISEB
2 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.96%) Test Strategy
4 13 (28.26%) Finance
5 12 (26.09%) HP
5 12 (26.09%) Computer Science
6 11 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (23.91%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
7 10 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (21.74%) JIRA
7 10 (21.74%) Software Testing
8 9 (19.57%) Degree
8 9 (19.57%) Banking
8 9 (19.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
9 8 (17.39%) QA
9 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
10 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
10 7 (15.22%) Test Management
10 7 (15.22%) Selenium
10 7 (15.22%) BDD
11 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
11 6 (13.04%) DV Cleared
11 6 (13.04%) Investment Banking
11 6 (13.04%) SQL
11 6 (13.04%) .NET
11 6 (13.04%) Oracle
11 6 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (8.70%) MS Project
2 3 (6.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Cognos TM1
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.17%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) SAN
2 1 (2.17%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Big Data
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) JIRA
2 7 (15.22%) Selenium
3 5 (10.87%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 4 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (6.52%) JMeter
5 3 (6.52%) Hudson
5 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.35%) Gradle
6 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.35%) MSTest
6 2 (4.35%) Mockito
6 2 (4.35%) JBehave
6 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.35%) TestNG
6 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.35%) Maven
6 2 (4.35%) LoadRunner
6 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Banking
3 6 (13.04%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Back Office
4 3 (6.52%) Retail
5 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Test Manager
2 12 (26.09%) Test Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Tester
4 6 (13.04%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Performance Tester
7 2 (4.35%) Test Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Programme Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.17%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.17%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) .NET
2 5 (10.87%) Web Services
2 5 (10.87%) HTML
3 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.70%) JSP
4 3 (6.52%) Middleware
5 2 (4.35%) REST
5 2 (4.35%) JSON
5 2 (4.35%) Spring
5 2 (4.35%) SOAP
5 2 (4.35%) XML
6 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.52%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Derivative
3 2 (4.35%) Equities
3 2 (4.35%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.17%) Ontologies
4 1 (2.17%) IPTV
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) UNIX
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.96%) Test Strategy
3 11 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
4 10 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 7 (15.22%) Test Management
6 7 (15.22%) BDD
7 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (10.87%) Migration
7 5 (10.87%) TDD
7 5 (10.87%) Data Migration
7 5 (10.87%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (10.87%) Test Planning
8 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.70%) V-Model
8 4 (8.70%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.70%) System Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) Java
2 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.70%) Scala
3 4 (8.70%) Ruby
4 3 (6.52%) C#
4 3 (6.52%) Groovy
5 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.17%) PHP
6 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (60.87%) ISEB
2 10 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (19.57%) Degree
3 9 (19.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
4 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.52%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) GAAP
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.35%) Ansible
2 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) HP
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.04%) Oracle
4 4 (8.70%) Cognos
5 2 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (2.17%) Siebel
6 1 (2.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) Sun
6 1 (2.17%) Murex
6 1 (2.17%) Thunderhead
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