The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 313 330 271
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -59
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 108 99 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.50% 0.44% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.02% 2.78% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 58 102
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £184 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +129.62%
ISTQB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3574 3558 3768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.50% 15.96% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2466 2309 2568
Median daily rate £450 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £568 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 95 126
Median hourly rate £18.50 £23.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.10% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.65 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £50.00 £35.00
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 London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in London

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the London region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in London

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the London region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in London

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the London region.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in London

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the London region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +47 20 £425 -2.85% 7
Bromley - 2 £415 -
Hayes - 2 £425 -
Croydon - 1 £275 - 2
Teddington - 1 £275 -
Osterley - 1 £275 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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 London region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 181 (70.16%) ISEB
2 109 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (39.92%) Finance
4 89 (34.50%) SQL
5 82 (31.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 78 (30.23%) Test Scripting
7 74 (28.68%) QA
8 73 (28.29%) Software Testing
9 70 (27.13%) Security Cleared
10 60 (23.26%) HP
11 58 (22.48%) HP Quality Center
12 57 (22.09%) Microsoft
13 54 (20.93%) JIRA
14 53 (20.54%) User Acceptance Testing
15 52 (20.16%) SQL Server
16 49 (18.99%) Oracle
17 46 (17.83%) Banking
18 45 (17.44%) Selenium
19 44 (17.05%) Java
20 39 (15.12%) Non-Functional Testing
21 38 (14.73%) Functional Testing
21 38 (14.73%) Test Strategy
21 38 (14.73%) Defect Management
22 37 (14.34%) Test Automation
23 35 (13.57%) Automated Testing
23 35 (13.57%) Integration Testing
23 35 (13.57%) SDLC
24 33 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
25 32 (12.40%) HP UFT
25 32 (12.40%) DV Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in 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 30 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.94%) Confluence
3 4 (1.55%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.16%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.16%) SAS
4 3 (1.16%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.16%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.39%) Apache
5 1 (0.39%) Drupal
Applications
1 29 (11.24%) MS Office
2 24 (9.30%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.94%) MS Project
5 3 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.39%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 20 (7.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (1.16%) Sonata
4 3 (1.16%) Tercero
5 2 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.39%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.94%) Intranet
2 4 (1.55%) HTTP
3 3 (1.16%) Extranet
3 3 (1.16%) Internet
4 1 (0.39%) DNS
4 1 (0.39%) Firewall
4 1 (0.39%) VLAN
4 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.39%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (20.16%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.85%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.10%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (2.71%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.55%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 4 (1.55%) Cognos Report Studio
5 4 (1.55%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.55%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (1.55%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.55%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.16%) Big Data
6 3 (1.16%) GIS
6 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.78%) HPCC
7 2 (0.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.39%) QlikView
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 54 (20.93%) JIRA
2 45 (17.44%) Selenium
3 32 (12.40%) HP UFT
4 22 (8.53%) LoadRunner
5 20 (7.75%) Toad
6 19 (7.36%) JMeter
7 14 (5.43%) Cucumber
7 14 (5.43%) WebDriver
8 10 (3.88%) SoapUI
9 9 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.71%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.94%) Git (software)
11 5 (1.94%) Selenium IDE
11 5 (1.94%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.55%) Burp Suite
12 4 (1.55%) Capybara
12 4 (1.55%) Protractor
13 3 (1.16%) Jenkins
13 3 (1.16%) NeoLoad
General
1 103 (39.92%) Finance
2 46 (17.83%) Banking
3 17 (6.59%) Investment Banking
4 14 (5.43%) Retail
5 6 (2.33%) Games
5 6 (2.33%) Legal
5 6 (2.33%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.16%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
7 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Billing
8 1 (0.39%) Front Office
8 1 (0.39%) International Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 117 (45.35%) Analyst
2 107 (41.47%) Test Analyst
3 36 (13.95%) Test Manager
4 33 (12.79%) Tester
5 27 (10.47%) Test Leader
6 25 (9.69%) Test Engineer
7 18 (6.98%) Financial Analyst
7 18 (6.98%) QA Leader
8 17 (6.59%) Automation Test Analyst
8 17 (6.59%) QA Analyst
8 17 (6.59%) Software Analyst
8 17 (6.59%) Software Test Analyst
9 14 (5.43%) Agile Test Analyst
9 14 (5.43%) SQL Analyst
10 13 (5.04%) Digital Analyst
10 13 (5.04%) QA Test Analyst
11 12 (4.65%) Lead Tester
11 12 (4.65%) Service Analyst
12 11 (4.26%) Banking Analyst
13 10 (3.88%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.69%) .NET
2 21 (8.14%) XML
3 13 (5.04%) SOAP
4 12 (4.65%) HTML
5 10 (3.88%) MSMQ
5 10 (3.88%) Web Services
6 5 (1.94%) WPF
7 4 (1.55%) Gherkin
7 4 (1.55%) REST
8 3 (1.16%) Ajax
8 3 (1.16%) Dojo
8 3 (1.16%) GWT
8 3 (1.16%) J2EE
8 3 (1.16%) JSF
9 2 (0.78%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.39%) ADO
10 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.39%) Java EE
10 1 (0.39%) ODBC
10 1 (0.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (2.71%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.33%) Derivative
4 4 (1.55%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.55%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.16%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (1.16%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (1.16%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.78%) EPoS
6 2 (0.78%) Equities
6 2 (0.78%) NHS
6 2 (0.78%) Reinsurance
6 2 (0.78%) User Experience
7 1 (0.39%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.39%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.39%) FMCG
7 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.39%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.47%) Linux
2 16 (6.20%) Windows
3 9 (3.49%) Unix
4 4 (1.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (30.23%) Test Scripting
3 73 (28.29%) Software Testing
4 53 (20.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 39 (15.12%) Non-Functional Testing
6 38 (14.73%) Defect Management
6 38 (14.73%) Functional Testing
6 38 (14.73%) Test Strategy
7 37 (14.34%) Test Automation
8 35 (13.57%) Automated Testing
8 35 (13.57%) Integration Testing
8 35 (13.57%) SDLC
9 33 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (12.02%) Test Management
11 29 (11.24%) System Integration Testing
12 28 (10.85%) BDD
12 28 (10.85%) Manual Testing
13 27 (10.47%) Test Planning
14 26 (10.08%) Scrum
15 24 (9.30%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 89 (34.50%) SQL
2 44 (17.05%) Java
3 23 (8.91%) Python
4 22 (8.53%) JavaScript
5 16 (6.20%) C#
6 14 (5.43%) Bash Shell
7 8 (3.10%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.94%) Perl
8 5 (1.94%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.94%) Ruby
8 5 (1.94%) VBScript
9 3 (1.16%) C
9 3 (1.16%) VBA
10 1 (0.39%) C++
10 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.39%) VB
10 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 181 (70.16%) ISEB
2 82 (31.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 70 (27.13%) Security Cleared
4 32 (12.40%) DV Cleared
5 25 (9.69%) Degree
6 20 (7.75%) SC Cleared
7 15 (5.81%) CTC Cleared
8 10 (3.88%) PhD
9 6 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (28.68%) QA
2 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (0.78%) GAAP
3 1 (0.39%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) EMIR
3 1 (0.39%) FINREP
3 1 (0.39%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 58 (22.48%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 60 (23.26%) HP
2 57 (22.09%) Microsoft
3 49 (18.99%) Oracle
4 30 (11.63%) Cognos
5 21 (8.14%) IBM
6 10 (3.88%) Sybase
7 9 (3.49%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.94%) Citrix
8 5 (1.94%) Siebel
9 4 (1.55%) Sun
10 3 (1.16%) Avaloq
10 3 (1.16%) CODA
10 3 (1.16%) ESRI
10 3 (1.16%) Fujitsu
10 3 (1.16%) Google
10 3 (1.16%) Lumension
10 3 (1.16%) SAP
10 3 (1.16%) Sophos
11 2 (0.78%) Reuters
11 2 (0.78%) WorldPay
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