The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 174 192 200
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 25 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.43% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% 2.00% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 16
Average daily rate
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£436 £413 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.75% -13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £457 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £344 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
914 1098 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.75% 15.50% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 743 684
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 61 39
Average hourly rate £16.16 £23.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.95% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.49 £51.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISTQB
London

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 July 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 July 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 63 (80.77%) ISEB
2 41 (52.56%) Computer Science
3 23 (29.49%) Selenium
4 22 (28.21%) Test Strategy
5 21 (26.92%) WebDriver
5 21 (26.92%) Test Scripting
6 19 (24.36%) Banking
6 19 (24.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (21.79%) HP
7 17 (21.79%) Java
7 17 (21.79%) Finance
8 16 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (20.51%) E-Commerce
8 16 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
10 14 (17.95%) Retail
11 13 (16.67%) Logistics
11 13 (16.67%) Test Management
11 13 (16.67%) Degree
11 13 (16.67%) Automation Testing
12 12 (15.38%) SC Cleared
12 12 (15.38%) QA
13 11 (14.10%) Performance Testing
13 11 (14.10%) Stress Testing
13 11 (14.10%) Software Testing
13 11 (14.10%) Oracle
14 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
14 10 (12.82%) LoadRunner
14 10 (12.82%) Project Management
14 10 (12.82%) Load Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.28%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.13%) MS Project
3 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.28%) Summit
2 1 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.28%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.85%) Big Data
5 2 (2.56%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 23 (29.49%) Selenium
2 21 (26.92%) WebDriver
3 10 (12.82%) LoadRunner
4 8 (10.26%) Rational Performance Tester
4 8 (10.26%) JIRA
5 6 (7.69%) JMeter
5 6 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.56%) Fiddler
6 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.56%) Zephyr
6 2 (2.56%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.28%) Calabash
7 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.28%) MSTest
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.28%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.28%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 19 (24.36%) Banking
2 17 (21.79%) Finance
3 14 (17.95%) Retail
4 8 (10.26%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.13%) Back Office
6 2 (2.56%) Games
7 1 (1.28%) Local Government
7 1 (1.28%) Legal
7 1 (1.28%) Marketing
7 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Tester
2 17 (21.79%) Analyst
2 17 (21.79%) Test Manager
2 17 (21.79%) Test Analyst
3 15 (19.23%) Developer
4 11 (14.10%) Performance Tester
5 6 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Automation Tester
6 5 (6.41%) Automation Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) ETL Developer
8 3 (3.85%) QA Tester
9 2 (2.56%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) Business Test Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) Software Tester
9 2 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) Test Leader
10 1 (1.28%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
10 1 (1.28%) Process Improvement Manager
10 1 (1.28%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (3.85%) Gherkin
2 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.56%) JSP
3 2 (2.56%) SOAP
3 2 (2.56%) Web Services
3 2 (2.56%) XML
3 2 (2.56%) HTML
4 1 (1.28%) REST
4 1 (1.28%) Middleware
4 1 (1.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 41 (52.56%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.26%) Social Network
3 4 (5.13%) Equities
4 3 (3.85%) Derivative
4 3 (3.85%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.56%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.28%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.85%) Solaris
1 3 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (1.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.21%) Test Strategy
2 21 (26.92%) Test Scripting
3 16 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (20.51%) E-Commerce
4 13 (16.67%) Logistics
4 13 (16.67%) Test Management
4 13 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 11 (14.10%) Performance Testing
5 11 (14.10%) Stress Testing
5 11 (14.10%) Software Testing
6 10 (12.82%) Project Management
6 10 (12.82%) Load Testing
7 9 (11.54%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (8.97%) PRINCE2
10 6 (7.69%) BDD
11 5 (6.41%) Process Improvement
11 5 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (5.13%) ETL
12 4 (5.13%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.79%) Java
2 6 (7.69%) C#
2 6 (7.69%) SQL
3 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.13%) C
5 2 (2.56%) C++
5 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.56%) Ruby
5 2 (2.56%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (80.77%) ISEB
2 19 (24.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
4 13 (16.67%) Degree
5 12 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 6 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (6.41%) DV Cleared
8 4 (5.13%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (3.85%) Sun Certification
10 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (21.79%) HP
2 11 (14.10%) Oracle
3 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.28%) Thunderhead
4 1 (1.28%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.28%) Remedy
4 1 (1.28%) Citrix
4 1 (1.28%) Murex
4 1 (1.28%) IBM
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