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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 305 333 337
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 107 85 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.85% 2.32% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 59 52
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +31.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £286 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £500 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
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
3749 3669 3714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.48% 14.81% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2394 2301 2204
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 102 143
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.62 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the London region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +26 25 £436 +5.75% 12
Docklands, London +10 2 £544 +27.94%
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 200 (76.05%) ISEB
2 83 (31.56%) Finance
3 82 (31.18%) Test Scripting
4 81 (30.80%) Oracle
5 76 (28.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 73 (27.76%) Selenium
6 73 (27.76%) HP Quality Center
7 71 (27.00%) Software Testing
7 71 (27.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 69 (26.24%) HP
9 60 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
10 52 (19.77%) Test Strategy
11 51 (19.39%) Banking
12 47 (17.87%) Java
12 47 (17.87%) SQL
13 46 (17.49%) Computer Science
13 46 (17.49%) Security Cleared
14 44 (16.73%) Test Automation
15 41 (15.59%) QA
16 40 (15.21%) SC Cleared
17 38 (14.45%) Waterfall
18 37 (14.07%) Scrum
18 37 (14.07%) Test Management
19 36 (13.69%) Web Services
19 36 (13.69%) Microsoft
20 35 (13.31%) WebDriver
21 33 (12.55%) E-Commerce
21 33 (12.55%) Project Management
21 33 (12.55%) Degree
22 32 (12.17%) BDD

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (1.14%) CMS
1 3 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (0.76%) Apache
2 2 (0.76%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.38%) WordPress
3 1 (0.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (4.18%) MS Office
2 9 (3.42%) MS Project
3 6 (2.28%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (10.27%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.14%) HFM
3 2 (0.76%) Summit
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.38%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.04%) SaaS
2 3 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.80%) SAN
2 9 (3.42%) Wireshark
2 9 (3.42%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.52%) DNS
4 3 (1.14%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.14%) SSL
4 3 (1.14%) Internet
4 3 (1.14%) Firewall
5 2 (0.76%) DVB
5 2 (0.76%) Network Security
6 1 (0.38%) NAS
6 1 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.38%) MPLS
6 1 (0.38%) LAN
6 1 (0.38%) WAN
6 1 (0.38%) DHCP
6 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.38%) FTP
6 1 (0.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.22%) Oracle Reports
1 19 (7.22%) Relational Database
2 17 (6.46%) Oracle Database
3 15 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.80%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (3.04%) Big Data
6 7 (2.66%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.90%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.52%) Star Schema
8 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.38%) DbVisualizer
9 1 (0.38%) QlikView
9 1 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 73 (27.76%) Selenium
2 35 (13.31%) WebDriver
3 21 (7.98%) Cucumber
4 20 (7.60%) JIRA
5 18 (6.84%) LoadRunner
5 18 (6.84%) SoapUI
5 18 (6.84%) Calabash
6 15 (5.70%) QuickTest Pro
7 14 (5.32%) JMeter
8 10 (3.80%) FitNesse
9 8 (3.04%) Rational Performance Tester
10 7 (2.66%) Git (software)
10 7 (2.66%) JBehave
11 5 (1.90%) Subversion
11 5 (1.90%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.52%) JUnit
12 4 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (1.14%) Fiddler
13 3 (1.14%) Maven
13 3 (1.14%) eggPlant
General
1 83 (31.56%) Finance
2 51 (19.39%) Banking
3 25 (9.51%) Retail
4 17 (6.46%) Investment Banking
5 13 (4.94%) Back Office
6 8 (3.04%) General Ledger
7 7 (2.66%) Games
8 6 (2.28%) Legal
9 4 (1.52%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.14%) Front Office
11 2 (0.76%) Billing
12 1 (0.38%) Local Government
12 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.38%) Marketing
12 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 85 (32.32%) Analyst
1 85 (32.32%) Test Analyst
2 60 (22.81%) Tester
3 41 (15.59%) Test Manager
4 36 (13.69%) Test Leader
5 21 (7.98%) Test Engineer
6 19 (7.22%) Developer
7 12 (4.56%) Performance Tester
8 11 (4.18%) Senior Tester
9 10 (3.80%) Agile Test Analyst
10 8 (3.04%) Technical Test Analyst
10 8 (3.04%) Technical Analyst
11 7 (2.66%) QA Tester
11 7 (2.66%) Business Analyst
11 7 (2.66%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 7 (2.66%) Business Test Analyst
12 6 (2.28%) Agile Tester
12 6 (2.28%) Automation Tester
12 6 (2.28%) Test Automation Consultant
12 6 (2.28%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.69%) Web Services
2 29 (11.03%) .NET
3 26 (9.89%) ASP.NET
3 26 (9.89%) HTML
4 20 (7.60%) JSP
4 20 (7.60%) XML
5 9 (3.42%) SOAP
6 8 (3.04%) XSLT
7 5 (1.90%) REST
8 4 (1.52%) Flash
8 4 (1.52%) Middleware
9 3 (1.14%) Cocoa
9 3 (1.14%) Cocoa Touch
10 2 (0.76%) Ajax
10 2 (0.76%) J2EE
11 1 (0.38%) CSS
11 1 (0.38%) CSS3
11 1 (0.38%) PhoneGap
11 1 (0.38%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.49%) Computer Science
2 23 (8.75%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.80%) Mobile Payment
4 9 (3.42%) Open Source
5 8 (3.04%) Social Network
6 5 (1.90%) Equities
6 5 (1.90%) Derivative
7 4 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.14%) IPTV
8 3 (1.14%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.14%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.14%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.14%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.76%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.76%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.76%) Spread Betting
9 2 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.76%) MPEG
9 2 (0.76%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.79%) Linux
2 24 (9.13%) UNIX
3 21 (7.98%) Solaris
4 14 (5.32%) Windows
5 10 (3.80%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.42%) Android
7 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.14%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.14%) Windows 2000
7 3 (1.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (31.18%) Test Scripting
2 71 (27.00%) Software Testing
2 71 (27.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 60 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (19.77%) Test Strategy
5 44 (16.73%) Test Automation
6 38 (14.45%) Waterfall
7 37 (14.07%) Test Management
7 37 (14.07%) Scrum
8 33 (12.55%) E-Commerce
8 33 (12.55%) Project Management
9 32 (12.17%) BDD
10 28 (10.65%) Regression Testing
11 22 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (7.98%) CRM
13 20 (7.60%) ETL
13 20 (7.60%) Automated Testing
13 20 (7.60%) Knowledge Management
13 20 (7.60%) Automation Testing
14 18 (6.84%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.87%) Java
1 47 (17.87%) SQL
2 26 (9.89%) C#
2 26 (9.89%) JavaScript
3 10 (3.80%) Python
4 9 (3.42%) VB
4 9 (3.42%) Ruby
5 4 (1.52%) C
5 4 (1.52%) Perl
5 4 (1.52%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.14%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.76%) VBA
7 2 (0.76%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.38%) Scala
8 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.38%) Groovy
8 1 (0.38%) C++
8 1 (0.38%) PHP
8 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 200 (76.05%) ISEB
2 76 (28.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 46 (17.49%) Security Cleared
4 40 (15.21%) SC Cleared
5 33 (12.55%) Degree
6 30 (11.41%) DV Cleared
7 22 (8.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (3.42%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.14%) Sun Certification
10 3 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.76%) MCITP
12 1 (0.38%) Linux+ Certification
12 1 (0.38%) MOS
12 1 (0.38%) CCNA
12 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (15.59%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.66%) NDS
2 3 (1.14%) Nmap
2 3 (1.14%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 73 (27.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.14%) Nessus
2 3 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 81 (30.80%) Oracle
2 69 (26.24%) HP
3 36 (13.69%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.42%) Cisco
4 9 (3.42%) Citrix
5 8 (3.04%) Informatica
5 8 (3.04%) ATG
6 7 (2.66%) hybris
6 7 (2.66%) Siebel
7 6 (2.28%) JD Edwards
7 6 (2.28%) SAP
8 4 (1.52%) Cognos
8 4 (1.52%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (1.14%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.14%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.76%) Murex
10 2 (0.76%) Sage
10 2 (0.76%) IBM
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