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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 176 176 198
Rank change year-on-year
0 +22
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 22 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.45% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.73% 2.90% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 26
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £700 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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
805 897 1093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.98% 15.43% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 626 763
Average daily rate £428 £448 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 38
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -29.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.46 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.12 £31.67 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 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 28 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 26 (74.29%) ISEB
2 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 14 (40.00%) Finance
3 13 (37.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (37.14%) Test Scripting
4 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (31.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (28.57%) Degree
5 10 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
6 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
6 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (22.86%) QA
7 8 (22.86%) Java
8 7 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (20.00%) System Testing
8 7 (20.00%) Banking
8 7 (20.00%) Waterfall
9 6 (17.14%) Integration Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Test Management
9 6 (17.14%) Computer Science
9 6 (17.14%) JIRA
9 6 (17.14%) HP
10 5 (14.29%) Validation
10 5 (14.29%) Migration
10 5 (14.29%) Project Management
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 (8.57%) LiveLink
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.86%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.86%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.86%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
1 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.86%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) Big Data
3 3 (8.57%) Star Schema
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) JIRA
2 4 (11.43%) Selenium
2 4 (11.43%) PowerBuilder
3 3 (8.57%) JMeter
3 3 (8.57%) TestDirector
4 2 (5.71%) HP UFT
4 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.86%) JUnit
5 1 (2.86%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.86%) Calabash
5 1 (2.86%) eggPlant
5 1 (2.86%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (2.86%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.86%) Appium
5 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Billing
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Front Office
4 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Analyst
2 19 (54.29%) Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.43%) QA Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.86%) Test Architect
7 1 (2.86%) QA Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) CSS
3 2 (5.71%) SOAP
3 2 (5.71%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.86%) JSON
4 1 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.86%) REST
4 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) MSMQ
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.86%) EFT
5 1 (2.86%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.86%) Equities
5 1 (2.86%) IPTV
5 1 (2.86%) Derivative
5 1 (2.86%) Video on Demand
5 1 (2.86%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Android
3 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 13 (37.14%) Test Scripting
2 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
5 7 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 7 (20.00%) System Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Integration Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Test Management
7 5 (14.29%) Project Management
7 5 (14.29%) Validation
7 5 (14.29%) Migration
7 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 5 (14.29%) SDLC
8 4 (11.43%) Test Planning
8 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (11.43%) V-Model
8 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
3 3 (8.57%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) Ruby
5 1 (2.86%) Groovy
5 1 (2.86%) VB
5 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (74.29%) ISEB
2 11 (31.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) COREP
2 2 (5.71%) FINREP
3 1 (2.86%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) HP
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) OpenText
3 4 (11.43%) Oracle
4 3 (8.57%) Teradata
4 3 (8.57%) Netezza
4 3 (8.57%) Greenplum
4 3 (8.57%) Vertica
5 2 (5.71%) WorldPay
5 2 (5.71%) Sybase
6 1 (2.86%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) Siebel
6 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.86%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.86%) Remedy
6 1 (2.86%) Xamarin
6 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
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Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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