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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 161 181 179
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 35 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.69% 0.46% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.45% 2.74% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £252 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.02% -59.13%
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
787 985 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.50% 16.66% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 667 580
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 31
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £35.04 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 January 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 30 January 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 (57.14%) ISEB
2 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (41.07%) SQL
4 21 (37.50%) Finance
5 14 (25.00%) Selenium
5 14 (25.00%) BDD
6 13 (23.21%) Test Strategy
6 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
7 12 (21.43%) QA
7 12 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 12 (21.43%) JIRA
8 11 (19.64%) Degree
8 11 (19.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (19.64%) Scrum
8 11 (19.64%) TDD
8 11 (19.64%) Waterfall
8 11 (19.64%) Test Scripting
9 10 (17.86%) Data Migration
9 10 (17.86%) Cucumber
9 10 (17.86%) Scala
9 10 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (17.86%) Migration
9 10 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (17.86%) Java
9 10 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (16.07%) Web Services
10 9 (16.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 9 (16.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (16.07%) V-Model
11 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Cognos TM1
1 6 (10.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) GitHub
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
1 1 (1.79%) DVB
1 1 (1.79%) SAN
1 1 (1.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.93%) MongoDB
3 5 (8.93%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (3.57%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (25.00%) Selenium
2 12 (21.43%) JIRA
3 10 (17.86%) Cucumber
4 9 (16.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (10.71%) Git (software)
5 6 (10.71%) WebDriver
5 6 (10.71%) SoapUI
5 6 (10.71%) Hudson
5 6 (10.71%) Jenkins
5 6 (10.71%) JUnit
5 6 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (8.93%) JBehave
6 5 (8.93%) TestNG
7 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (7.14%) Mockito
7 4 (7.14%) Gradle
7 4 (7.14%) LoadRunner
7 4 (7.14%) Maven
8 3 (5.36%) Toad
8 3 (5.36%) JMeter
General
1 21 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Games
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
5 1 (1.79%) Local Government
5 1 (1.79%) Front Office
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (39.29%) Analyst
2 21 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 18 (32.14%) Tester
4 7 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 6 (10.71%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) QA Tester
6 5 (8.93%) Test Manager
7 4 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Tester
9 2 (3.57%) Performance Test Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Agile Tester
9 2 (3.57%) QA Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Systems Tester
9 2 (3.57%) Integration Tester
9 2 (3.57%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Performance Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) Web Services
2 8 (14.29%) .NET
3 5 (8.93%) XML
4 4 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 4 (7.14%) HTML
4 4 (7.14%) SOAP
4 4 (7.14%) JSON
4 4 (7.14%) Spring
5 2 (3.57%) REST
5 2 (3.57%) MSMQ
5 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.57%) JSP
5 2 (3.57%) Middleware
5 2 (3.57%) WCF
6 1 (1.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.57%) Derivative
3 2 (3.57%) Equities
4 1 (1.79%) IPTV
4 1 (1.79%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.79%) Online Games
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) UNIX
3 2 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.00%) BDD
3 13 (23.21%) Test Strategy
3 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
4 12 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 11 (19.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (19.64%) Scrum
5 11 (19.64%) TDD
5 11 (19.64%) Waterfall
5 11 (19.64%) Test Scripting
6 10 (17.86%) Data Migration
6 10 (17.86%) Migration
6 10 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (16.07%) V-Model
8 8 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 7 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
10 6 (10.71%) Functional Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Automated Testing
11 5 (8.93%) Integration Testing
11 5 (8.93%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) SQL
2 10 (17.86%) Scala
2 10 (17.86%) Java
3 6 (10.71%) Groovy
3 6 (10.71%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.14%) C#
5 3 (5.36%) Ruby
5 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.79%) PHP
6 1 (1.79%) C
6 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (57.14%) ISEB
2 11 (19.64%) Degree
3 10 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (16.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.79%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.43%) QA
2 5 (8.93%) GAAP
3 2 (3.57%) Solvency II
3 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (7.14%) Ansible
2 4 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle
2 6 (10.71%) Cognos
3 4 (7.14%) HP
4 3 (5.36%) IBM
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) Sun
5 2 (3.57%) Sybase
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix
6 1 (1.79%) Metastorm
6 1 (1.79%) Siebel
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