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 4 May 2016 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 136 185 160
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -25
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 26 18 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.75% 0.33% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.01% 2.22% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 46
Median daily rate £425 £438 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +21.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £402 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.50% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +120.96%
ISTQB
London

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
519 812 1131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.01% 14.82% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 606 799
Median daily rate £460 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 18
Median hourly rate £21.78 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.90 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £34.80 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 30 (69.77%) ISEB
2 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (37.21%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (34.88%) Software Testing
4 15 (34.88%) HP
5 14 (32.56%) SQL
5 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
5 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
5 14 (32.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (30.23%) JIRA
6 13 (30.23%) Finance
7 12 (27.91%) Test Automation
8 11 (25.58%) QA
9 10 (23.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (23.26%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (20.93%) Defect Management
10 9 (20.93%) DV Cleared
10 9 (20.93%) Selenium
11 8 (18.60%) Oracle
11 8 (18.60%) BDD
11 8 (18.60%) Functional Testing
11 8 (18.60%) Test Planning
11 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (16.28%) SDLC
12 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
12 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
12 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
13 6 (13.95%) Validation
13 6 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (13.95%) Java

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.63%) MS Office
3 3 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.33%) TradeThru
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (4.65%) Big Data
4 2 (4.65%) HPCC
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) JIRA
2 9 (20.93%) Selenium
3 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
4 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (9.30%) Cucumber
5 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner
5 4 (9.30%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (6.98%) Zephyr
7 2 (4.65%) Appium
7 2 (4.65%) Calabash
7 2 (4.65%) JBehave
7 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.65%) Toad
8 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.33%) JMeter
8 1 (2.33%) MSTest
8 1 (2.33%) NeoLoad
8 1 (2.33%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (30.23%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Advertising
3 2 (4.65%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Analyst
1 14 (32.56%) Test Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) Test Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Test Automation Specialist
3 5 (11.63%) Test Leader
3 5 (11.63%) Test Specialist
3 5 (11.63%) Tester
4 4 (9.30%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Digital Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) ETL Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) QA Leader
6 2 (4.65%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Tester
6 2 (4.65%) UAT Lead
6 2 (4.65%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) ADO
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) ODBC
3 1 (2.33%) REST
3 1 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.65%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (4.65%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.33%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.33%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Android
2 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) Software Testing
3 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
4 12 (27.91%) Test Automation
5 10 (23.26%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (23.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (20.93%) Defect Management
7 8 (18.60%) BDD
7 8 (18.60%) Functional Testing
7 8 (18.60%) Test Planning
8 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
8 7 (16.28%) SDLC
9 6 (13.95%) Test Management
9 6 (13.95%) Validation
10 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (11.63%) Integration Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Software Delivery
11 4 (9.30%) TDD
11 4 (9.30%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) Java
3 4 (9.30%) Python
4 2 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.33%) C++
5 1 (2.33%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (69.77%) ISEB
2 14 (32.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
3 9 (20.93%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) GAAP
3 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.33%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 16 (37.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) HP
2 8 (18.60%) Oracle
3 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.30%) Atlassian
4 4 (9.30%) Siebel
5 3 (6.98%) Sun
6 2 (4.65%) Citrix
6 2 (4.65%) CODA
6 2 (4.65%) Cognos
6 2 (4.65%) IBM
7 1 (2.33%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.33%) Reuters
7 1 (2.33%) WorldPay